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Old 12-02-2014, 07:42 AM   #1
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2014 2860 battery

Whats the best way to keep batteries charged over the winter? 2 coach batteries and motor.Do you remove any or keep trailer plugged to house, i unplugged 12 volt tvs so far, I plan on starting generator a few times as well as starting motor home. Do i need to turn the switch by steps? I did put in fuel stabile in tank.

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Old 12-02-2014, 08:29 AM   #2
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I removed the coach batteries and put them in the garage. On the chassis battery, I have a Battery Tender Plus connected.

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Old 12-02-2014, 08:30 AM   #3
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Battery Tender

I always pull my 3 batteries and store them in the basement.
Check the water level and add distilled water if needed.
I then connect each of them to a Battery Tender charger.
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:34 AM   #4
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I put stabilizer in the full fuel tank. Put battery tenders on the coach and chassis batteries. I removed and plugged the generator fuel line, drained the carburetor, and fogged the cylinder. Since I always camp with hookups I have kept the generator this way for 2 years. Except when camping RV is parked inside dry storage. I start the engine once during the winter on a warmer day and run to full operating temperature.
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Old 12-02-2014, 12:16 PM   #5
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Battery tenders from Deltran are a great product. They are used just about everywhere there are batteries - marine, trailers, cars, motorcycles, etc. There are a number of Battery Tender models that can handle one or multiple batteries. Chargers

Keeping the chassis battery in the coach on a Battery Tender is a good idea as the battery will keep the memory in the engine computer, and the radio memory.

I think the above posters have it about right. Remove coach batteries from coach or trailer, clean them up if needed, top off with distilled water, and store in the home basement with the Battery Tender.
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:48 PM   #6
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I leave batteries in place and run generator and engine once a month for about 20 minutes. Have had no problems in two winters of doing this. Do add stabilizer to fuel for winter and run until it is circulated in engine and generator.

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Old 12-02-2014, 08:36 PM   #7
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I'm in South Carolina so I'm able to take it on a monthly drive 10 miles
Seafoam stabilizer in a full tank.
I start the Gen and let it run an hour or two and run the heat pump during the drive
Everything gets a charge and the gen gets a load and the AC gets exercised.
At the storage farm I keep it plugged in with a small electric heater
TVs unplugged and I turn the Bat switch off.
The unit is drained of all water so that's about all I can do

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