How To Use Your Living Quarter Horse Trailer, Part 1
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How To Use Your Living Quarter Horse Trailer, Part 1

August 25, 2019

Hi y’all I am Trisha Killion with Transwest
Trailers. Here to help you with all your horse trailer
needs. Today we’re going to go ahead and do a full
walk around on this 2005 Exiss living quarter. This is the same kind of walk around that
I’d actually do with a customer as they went to pick their unit up. We’re going to do the exterior first and then
the interior. This is your gooseneck stem which on most
trailers will be completely adjustable. You’re going to loosen these bolts and then
you can slide it up and down to the proper position. The reason you want to adjust this is so you
have the right amount of clearance between the bottom layer of this nose and the top
layer of your pickup bed. You want about six inches or a man’s hand
span, so that way you are not crunching anything. You’ll also notice over here, you’ve got separate
safety chains. You will want to criss cross these so that
it’ll cradle this coupler if you are disconnected. Breakaway battery, this is your third line
of defense. Once, this gets pulled out of here, out of
this pin. It will actually lock up your brakes for five
minutes. Very important to have this connected separately
from the safety chains. There are several laws statewide that prohibit
that prohibit that from being hooked up to the safety chain itself. This particular trailer has a 7-pin RV plug. Really simple. You just line that in. This is what is going to give you brakes,
lights, charging power to your living quarter batteries going down the road. So, here are your batteries in their own individual
box. You’ll notice to the right of the batteries
you actually have a battery kill switch. An on/off on this side over here. The reason this is important, you want to
have that battery switched to on if you’re looking to charge these batteries while you’re
plugged into shoreline power. If that is off, your batteries will not charge. The exception to the rule is if you’re actually
plugged into your truck and the truck is running. It will automatically charge those batteries
whether that switch is on or off. Remember, you need these batteries to be fully
charged and functioning well to run your jack. Which your going to find right about there. They’re simple. You’ve got a key on/off. Can simply raise and lower the trailer with
a push of a button. This is actually an Equalizer electric/hydraulic
jack system. You’ll notice right here, we’ve got our hydraulics
for the jacks themselves. Lockable box, spare tire, propane tanks. So, make sure when you’re going down the trail
or whatever you’re going to do next, keep these guys full. Simply open them, choose with this lever which
tank you wish to use. You’ll notice it’s green right here on the
top of this cap. If it is green that means you’ve got propane
in the line. If it’s red you’re looking at empty. You need to manually switch this over to the
other propane bottle and it should go ahead and register as green if you’ve got that full
and if you’ve got this open. On the driver’s side of this trailer is where
your going to find your fresh water fill. Your fresh water fill simply has this little
cap here. You’re going to open it, put your hose in
here, use a white hose for potable water only and start fillin her up. Next to it you have your city water fill. This will actually bypass your fresh water
so if your RV campground you can actually use that instead of using your own resources
into your own tank. It’s pretty handy. Below it you’re going to find your hot water
heater. This trailer has been winterized. When we winterize these we completely clear
out all the lines of water. We take out the anode rod and completely empty
your hot water heater. Exhaust for your furnace right here. This is going to be exhaust for your refrigerator. Directly below that is going to be the housing
compartment for your shoreline power cord. 110 volt 30 amp service. Always remember that you are plugged into
30 amp service. You don’t want to be plugged into 15 and try
to run all your systems. Otherwise, you’re going to flip some breakers
immediately. So, right now you’re looking at your holding
tanks. This is actually going to be your cap, right
here, and you’re going to take this cap off put on your sewage hose. What you’re gonna want to do first is actually
empty your black water tank which will be this one. Just remember, number one, number two. You’re going to pull this rod out, and you’re
sewage will come out. You want to push that back in, and then you’re
going to pull the rod for your gray water. That way it actually flushes out the tube. Then of course push that rod back in. Take your sewage hose off. Put your cap back on. Lockable escape door. All single key entry. Same key for doors, windows and mangers. Drop down windows. Comes right down. Safety bar grill, pull bar, very simple. Latch right back up. Manger compartment
Beauty chrome rings on all your tires. This trailer actually has brand new tires
on it. And of course, two ties on this side, one
tie on the other. Load lights are located on the driver’s side. These will be for your stall and tack. For your flood lights. Rear collapsible tack. You can remove this post and the fold this
up and lock it. Plenty of bridal hooks, brush tray. Sliding windows on your hip
recessed slam latch divider. Pretty easy entry on that. Just slam it shut. To be continued… Watch out for Part 2

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  1. Nice walk around.  Enjoyed it.  Just one clarification.  If you've put the switch to one propane bottle and both are "on" when that reads Red, it means that bottle is empty, however, it does switch to the primary for continued gas usage.   If you want the 2nd bottle to now become the primary, you can move the switch and "re-fill" the empty one to now become the secondary.

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