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Old 11-09-2013, 03:30 PM   #11
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My camper is plugged in 24/7 365. Turbs
Did you upgrade the converter? Or are you still running the standard issue WFCO?
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:51 PM   #12
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My camper is plugged in 24/7 365.

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Us too. Never cooked a battery yet.
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:27 PM   #13
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My camper is plugged in 24/7 365. Turbs
As is ours, 24/7, 365 and a WFCO converter. 08 was also plugged in for 4 yrs with a WFCO converter and no problems.
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:16 PM   #14
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As is ours, 24/7, 365 and a WFCO converter. 08 was also plugged in for 4 yrs with a WFCO converter and no problems.
Lucky you. What float voltage is it holding at? I think that is the critical issue.
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:20 PM   #15
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Did you upgrade the converter? Or are you still running the standard issue WFCO?
Wfco converter 55amp
With added circulation fan.
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:36 PM   #16
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Lucky you. What float voltage is it holding at? I think that is the critical issue.
No idea, never checked either trailer. Never had a battery problem on either trailer. The 08 still had the original batteries on it when we got rid of it in Feb12 and the 12 5er still has it's originals. When/if they go bad, I'll just replace them.
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:48 PM   #17
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Me too all the trailers I've had have been plugged in all the time, the one I have now is going into the third winter, also I have never had to add water and yes I do check it.
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I must be the exception then. Might be a good idea to keep tabs on the batteries every once and awhile tho.
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:05 AM   #19
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VA doesn't have very cold winters, but we've found leaving RV plugged in continuously will leave the water level low enough to need replenishment after a month. So we use the 'start it up and run it once a month' approach. That keeps oil on cylinder walls, and keeps the batteries happy. However on the boat we left the batteries alone for several months at a time with only a heater in the engine compartment, and they also do well, so maybe there really isn't a right answer other than being aware of the batteries and their welfare.
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