Very glad there's a KS forum for us newbies.
I (we..married) picked up a used 2005 Springdale 268 (27') a few weeks ago. So far I've been dealing with readying my tow vehicle (break controller, etc) and testing/fixing various things on the trailer (flat tire, saggy jack, bad batts, leaking black pipe.). For the poop pipe leaked, I swapped out the seals yesterday and seems to be all good now.
Sometime in the past when this guy had it, the the two batteries had melted down the eye connectors on one of the 2, and the circuit breakers were so old they cracked and fell apart when I tried to remove the cables. Been on here several times the first few weeks, and I imagine I'll be on here a lot more. I cut and re-crimped the 3 destroyed cables and replaced the 30A and 50A circuit breakers, and took a stab at the wiring setup after digging around and trying to locate anyone's setup even remotely close to my own. Found a 29' 2009 Springdale that helped, but only had 1 Circuit Breaker.
After all was said and done, I was able to pull in the slide. Does that mean I did it right? Or do I still need to be cautious?
So, here's 2 main challenges this week...
First... did I wire these batteries up correct? Any experts out there who can just tell from looking at my photos? (pix below)
Second... is towing this TT @ 5400 dry / 7800 (fully loaded) with my 2003 Toyota Tundra limited 4x4 safe? It has a v8, but I'm confused whether I should go with the weight ratings on the truck door )~6800 or manual (7400, 7800, up to 10000... couldn't decipher it to be honest) and/or trust that the WD bars will help me out if I'm over by a few 100's of lbs? I had a guy inspect it, but he was pretty sure all was well, but that's not super comforting. I want to be sure. I've read I can go up to 1000 (tongue)/10,000 overall with the WD EZ Lift helping out. I have a tranny cooler, and will use a brake controller.
Anyway, any help is appreciated and glad to be an owner of my first Keystone.
Before and after battery pix. Please let me know if I got it wired-up correctly (please). I'd hate to do this again...