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Old 12-24-2010, 08:04 AM   #11
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Whether you should leave your Sunseeker plugged in all winter has a lot to do with what type of converter you have.

2 stage converter......no way.

3 stage converter.......yes way.

Many of the posters here have trailers. Most trailers come with 3 stage converters. Many motor homes only have 2 stage converters. In that case, don't leave it plugged in......it could boil your battery dry.

Check out the make and model of your converter and see what you have. Even if you have a 3 stage converter, still check the battery water level every couple of weeks as a precaution.
Chap, it's good that you pointed this out about the converter, i have all ways been told to leave it plugged in by the dealer and i had no reason to question this info.....One learns something new every day isn't this a great forum? Thanks............
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Old 12-24-2010, 08:19 AM   #12
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If you are not sure what type converter you have, post the make and model number here and someone (me, if no one else) will research it and post how many stages you have and a manual if it is available online.

If you have a WFCO here is their web site:
http://www.wfcoelectronics.com/index...d=44&Itemid=77
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:44 AM   #13
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leaving camper plug in for winter.

Years ago I had a coachman TT made in the seventies. Lived in it a number of months. The battery exploded one night. Kinda watch the battery now with new trailer and how long I leave it plugged in. I think its better for a battery to discharge and recharge over time.
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:49 AM   #14
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The guy next to me had a boiled dry battery (never checked it and a 2 stage charger) in his Southwind Motor home. He plugged in to the campground power and after about an hour everyone was outside thinking someone had fired a rifle shot by accident. This is what we found.

Apparently he filled the empty battery with distilled water and it froze solid. The fast charge rate generated so much hydrogen, the battery sparked and exploded.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:49 PM   #15
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We don't get many days where the temperature stays below 32F, so we keep our rig plugged in. We have a deLonghi oil-filled radiator sitting in the kitchen area towards the bedroom end and I got a plug-in programmable digital thermostat. I have it set to its minimum of 45F all the time.

During the colder overnights, my Killl-a-watt shows we burned off some watt hours, but the remote thermometer (I have the base unit in the house) showed the internal temp near the driver's seat never went below about 34F, even on a couple of 26F outside temps.

I'm happy with this set-up.
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