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Old 11-03-2009, 11:08 AM   #1
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Cool keeping battiers up for winter

my sv235rks is in for the winter i'm thinking about putting the 30 amp to 15 amp plug on set a timer to come on ever two weeks keep everthing full chared for the winter.or dose anyone have other ideas
thanks. i'm new to the hole camping thing and this is a good site for imfo
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:25 AM   #2
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my sv235rks is in for the winter i'm thinking about putting the 30 amp to 15 amp plug on set a timer to come on ever two weeks keep everthing full chared for the winter.or dose anyone have other ideas
thanks. i'm new to the hole camping thing and this is a good site for imfo
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Hi Bobby, welcome to the forum. You have an excellent plan. As we like to keep a little heat in our rig we have to leave it plugged in all the time. Just make sure to check on your battery fluid levels once a month. Don't know if you can find a monthly timer or not but let us know if you do.
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:49 AM   #3
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You can buy a device called a "battery tender".
They run about $25. Just connect it to the battery and plug it
in and forget about it.
Do check the electrolyte level in the battery every couple of months.
You can also get a cheaper version at Harbor Freight for about $6.
They call it a "float charger".
I have one on my motorcycle, one on my lawn mower and one on
my truck when it's in the garage.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:08 PM   #4
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KyDan good solution

We do the same as KyDan. I have numerous Battery Minders going at all times on occasional use machinery; motorcycle, tractors, RV. My batteries last "forever" and are always at peak performance. My tractor batteries go 8 to 10 years using this product; really . . . my motorcycle battery is 7 years old. no problem. awesome product. has anti-suffation technology too.
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:49 PM   #5
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I store my camper at home and I keep the camper battery plugged in all Winter. I make sure the water level is where it should be, and never had a problem.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:50 AM   #6
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I do as NWJeeper and Rockwood06 do and keep it plugged in all the time. I leave the furnace on low during the winter and I don't winterize. Of course, where I live I don't have to. I only have to add distilled water to the batteries about every 6 months or so.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:39 PM   #7
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I am plugged into a 15 amp receptacle not a 30 out of my garage. By plugging in the camper during Winter and there is no load on the electrical system the land power will trickle charge the battery, as long as the water is at the proper level the trickle charge will keep the battery warm and maintain a full charge, this will keep the battery from freezing. Distilled water is the best water to use, tap water can also be used but, it will shorten the life of the battery. As stated above check the water level once a month.
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