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Old 09-26-2011, 06:21 PM   #1
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keeping rv plugged in

Is there any harm in keeping a rv plugged in, to a 120 volt house/garage outlet with a adaptor, for charging my 5th wheels 12 volt battery ??
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:49 PM   #2
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no, as long as your converter doesn't cook the battery.
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:51 PM   #3
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We were advised during our walk thru that if we keep it plugged in we need to keep a check on the battery fluid. The charger is very simple and will cheep charging and the fluid will boil out.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:18 PM   #4
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I live mine plugged in 24/7 365 .
never had an issue.
most newer units have a 3 stage charging system as mine does
1st bulk charge
2nd absorption charge
3rd float charge
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:21 PM   #5
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I'd be really surprised and disappointed if a 2011 5th wheel didn't have
a decent 3 stage charger.
It won't "boil the water" out of your battery!

Folks are all too often given old/outdated info on the walk thru.
I think you are one of them!

IF you want follow up go jot down the make and model number of
your on-board power center/converter and tell us what it is.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:25 PM   #6
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Ditto: mine has been plugged in for 18 months minus camping without hook-ups. Only issue was when I first bought the trailer I thought I needed a regular battery charger, thought I bought a good 3 stage black and decker charger and fried the batteries --- dead--- dealer replaced them without question with new batteries and I have never again used the battery (B&D) charger, no issues since then.

p.s The fridge has been on almost for the duration that the trailer is not winterized, no issues there either.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:31 PM   #7
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kydan is correct ! It will not boil the water out !
My 2006 tt that i traded had a three stage charger on it as well . I had it for 6 years plugged in 24/7 365 still had original battery.
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What are the best brands of 3 stage chargers to get?
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:36 PM   #9
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what model of convertor do you have in your unit now ?
your convertor has a built in charger .

should look like this . or close to it .

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That looks familiar
However, I need to remove the battery while storing my TT over the winter, so I am in the market for a charger.
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