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Old 04-03-2014, 10:35 PM   #1
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RV at rest-Plug in to 110 or Flip Master power (Battery) to off?

2014 Solera R..... Still new at this. If the RV is not being used for a month at a time do I plug into my house current (and not run the a/c ..I at least know that) or do I flip all power off at the master switch inside the door?

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Old 04-03-2014, 10:52 PM   #2
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Plugin! It is a battery tender also.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:06 PM   #3
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Unless you're going into it and need power regularly I'd just switch it off with the master then switch it back on and plug in about a week before leaving. No need just letting the converter run constantly and in three weeks a battery won't self discharge any measurable amount once all loads are removed.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:24 AM   #4
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I keep mine plugged in and on. I have the AC on to keep it from getting to hot inside and to dehumidify (north Florida). If you are not on shore power, turn the battery master switch off when not being used. I also keep a battery tender on the chassis battery to take care of any parasite draw.
What I do is not really necessary all of the time, it is just how I like to do things.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:00 AM   #5
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I keep mine plugged in and on. I have the AC on to keep it from getting to hot inside and to dehumidify (north Florida). If you are not on shore power, turn the battery master switch off when not being used. I also keep a battery tender on the chassis battery to take care of any parasite draw.
What I do is not really necessary all of the time, it is just how I like to do things.
Are there any concerns with maintaining the tender on the chassis battery? It looks like to me that the battery is in a weather tight compartment under the driver's feet which doesn't seem to have built in venting.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:43 AM   #6
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kidagn, there are extensive discussions on this topic within the Solera forum. I suggest you do a search and read up. Thats what helped me the most, well before joining this really helpful forum. IMHO
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:19 AM   #7
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Either turn the switch off. Or plug in and turn the switch ON. The charge line for the converter is installed behind the disconnect. So if you want to tend the batteries, it needs to be on.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:39 AM   #8
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We leave our unit plugged in 24/7/365 unless towing or boon docking....battery switch always in on position that way if electric goes out fridge and other items work....just keep fluid checked in battery.....if your battery is good ..... requires very little other than some distilled water ..... I have added a jiggle once in two years....

good luck with whatever you choose to do plus keep fridge level as possible....
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:11 AM   #9
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I don't recommend keeping a trickle charger on the chassis battery or any battery, but a battery tender (I use the Battery Tender Plus) is a whole different animal. No problem with venting. If venting were an issue it would be a problem when the engine was running.
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