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Old 02-09-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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Storage Question

I currently have my TT in storage and was wondering about the following;

1: If I have it plugged into electric there, is my battery charging?

2: The storage place I am at is covered but the ground is gravel/dirt, should I extend the stabliizer jacks or not?


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Old 02-09-2010, 01:00 PM   #2
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Your trailer is quite new so it should have the newer 3-stage charger. So, if you are plugged into electric your battery should stay charged. You might want to check the electrolyte level occasionally to make sure it is not getting "boiled off". The 3-stage converter/chargers are not supposed to over-charge your battery theoretically.

I never put down my stabilizers But no harm in doing so. I'd put a wood block under each one. You might want to check those occasionally as well as they might sink a bit over time. Not sure there is a real benefit outside of perhaps a bit more stability in case of storm?

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Old 02-09-2010, 01:42 PM   #3
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Sounds how can i tell if I have the 3 stage charger?
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Old 02-09-2010, 02:29 PM   #4
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Write down the maker and model number from the charger and
google it or read your power center owners manual or
call tech support.
Their 800 number should be in the owners manual as well.
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:46 AM   #5
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1. More then likely, yes. As KyDan stated, check your specific series manual for the most up to date information from the manufacturer.

2. If there's any chance of water runoff in that covered area, i would be more concerned with putting some 2x4 or 2x6 material or the orange plastic looking "jack pads" (as i call them) under your tires to protect them from rotting. You're probably protected pretty well from the sun's UV rays, especially if you have someone parked next to you, but it doesn't take much for those tires to start rotting away once they've been sitting in any kind of liquid. I learned the hard way

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Old 02-10-2010, 06:37 PM   #6
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DO NOT assume you have a 3 stage charger because you have a newer rig. I was told here a year and a half ago by a well meaning member that because my rig was new I had a 3 stage charger, I took them on their word as I didn't know any better. Found out a year later and after I had to replace my starting battery that I didn't. In fact our 2009 Georgetown DOES NOT have a 3 stage charger.

It's actually more common that lesser priced rigs do not have 3 stage chargers because they add to the price and the manufacturer is trying to keep costs down.

As KyDan said, find the make and model number for the converter/charger and make sure. And no matter what it is you still need to keep a close eye on the fluid level in the batteries to make sure they don't boil dry.

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