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Old 12-06-2007, 12:36 AM   #1
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Question Batteries???

When you store your trailer for the winter do you leave the batteries hooked up and keep them charged through your land line? Or do you take them out and keep them charged with a battery charger?
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:22 AM   #2
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either way will work

I keep my rig at the house so I always have it plugged in. If I were to have it in storage I would pull the battery and put it on a tender.

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Old 12-06-2007, 05:54 PM   #3
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Same here.

I store my TT at home. It's always plugged into shore power. If I were to store it away from home, I'd do as Greg stated.
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Take them out and put them inside on a trickle charger if you do not keep your TT plugged in.
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:49 AM   #5
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I've done both. I usually end up putting the battery back in if weather forecasts an ice storm and there is a possibility of losing power. We had to live in the trailer several days one winter due to this so it was good to have it available.
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As long as your trailer's converter is a good one.
Some don't have a very good 'float charge' at the end, and the batteries could boil themselves dry. (ie...wrecked)

Whichever you choose, check them periodically for proper fluid levels.

Mine come home, put in a warm enviornment and put on a charger on them regularly.
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:50 PM   #7
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Thanks for the feedback. I park my TT at home but only plug it in every week or two. I took the battery out this morning and put it on my charger in the garage.
We've had to deal with a couple of ice storms here and maybe one this Sunday night. If I need the TT, the battery will be ready.
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As long as your trailer's converter is a good one.
Some don't have a very good 'float charge' at the end, and the batteries could boil themselves dry. (ie...wrecked)

Whichever you choose, check them periodically for proper fluid levels.
Very sage advise. I check mine regularly and top off with distilled water as needed.
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:33 PM   #9
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Every fall while I am winterizing the rest of the camper I check the battery fluid levals then put it on my trickle charger for awhile until fully charged then the very last thing I do is unhook one of the bat cables I have been doing it this way for years and have not had to buy a new battery for any of my campers The current one has 3 winters on it with this being the 4rth We don't have any power hooked up to it all winter
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:38 PM   #10
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I take it out and put on a trickle charge in my basement
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