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Old 09-16-2016, 02:12 PM   #1
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Can you have your shore power and truck power plugged in at the same time? Checking brake lights ect.
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Old 09-16-2016, 02:53 PM   #2
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You sure can. There are 3 electrical systems on the Redwoods. 120 volt ac, 12 volt dc, and chassis lighting. I usually turn on my trucks running lights and the 4 way flashers to test clearance lights on the Redwood and to verify the turn signals/brake lights work. Not a problem. And when the turn signals work I know my brake lights will work because they use the same filament in my brake light/ turn signal combo lights. We don't have LEDs. Ours is a 2012 36RL.

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Old 09-16-2016, 03:27 PM   #3
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If we're just stopping for an overnite, and staying connected (RW & TV) I won't even unplug the RW from the TV as long as we're connected to shore power. Helps put a little extra charge into the TV batteries as GM doesn't disconnect the charge line, it's hot all the time.
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Old 09-16-2016, 03:32 PM   #4
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I don't have LED's either, but will replace them with LED's. I did most of the interior lights already. Thanks
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Old 09-16-2016, 09:42 PM   #5
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I love the look of the panel lights and the new systems that the rv manufactures are now offering but I'm not sure they're the best bang for the buck. On the plus side, I understand that they're easier to diagnose problems with and they look cool but.....

It's not hard to get up and pull down a shade or turn on a light. Yes I spent the money for all the newest features but I wonder if it's all worth the hassle when considering the life of the rig or product. It was bad enough when our cars and trucks got computerized, now we have to contend with the RVs. Just one more thing to go wrong or go out of date.
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:24 PM   #6
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All that extra "wow" stuff is great and I love the comfort of my Redwood, but I can't tell you how many times I've thought about just buying a "camper" and trading it every two years. My son bought a 32' camper new 3.5 years ago (same time I bought my Redwood), paid $15,000 for it and it sits outside under the sun 24/7 and he has never even had as much as a tiny leak. He and his wife and 5 little boys use it and it just keeps giving. And, surprisingly, it still looks great! Don't get me wrong, it is not at all as nice as the Redwood, but his issues have been ZERO!
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