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Old 02-27-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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Rv storage and shore power

I have always had travel trailers in the past. I have always had them plugged in while in the garage. This is my first motorhome so I am a bit paranoid about the care. Will it harm anything to leave my sunseeker always plugged in. I am assuming ill want to unplug it before running the engine and before I exercise the generator?

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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I always open the battery disconnect switch and put Detran battery tenders on both coach and chassis batteries when in the garage. However I believe the converters used in the Sunseeker are three stage untis so you should be able to leave them plugged in all the time. I just think why keep all the electronics (converter, LP detector, microwave, tvs, etc) energized when not needed.

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:48 PM   #3
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I use our unit at least once a month. I usually leave the fridge on all the time. This is close to my office so when I want to get away for peace and quiet to work I go to the camper.

I could think of a lot worse places to work.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:53 AM   #4
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Ours have always been on shore power while parked in the garage, genset while running from the day we bought them to the day we sold them. Never a problem. I haven't researched this converter yet. Hope it is the 3 stage. Had to upgrade the intellipower converter with the charge wizard on previous trailers.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:09 AM   #5
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I have a MH and keep plugged in all the time. I keep it at home and it is convenient if I want to check anything in the MH or open slides. I disconnect house batteries when plugged in because I had a over charge problem with the batteries.

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Old 03-02-2013, 05:15 PM   #6
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It may be over kill from our old motor home, but we leave the batteries disconnected most of the time; but once a month run the shore power for a few days then run the RV and the generator for an hour loaded by a space heater. It seems to keep the batteries happy, but again, may be overkill

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