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Old 08-24-2015, 01:14 PM   #1
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Newbie Battery Question

Hi guys I'm a first time RV owner, just bought a small starter, Coachmen Apex Nano, and love it. Last time I used it, I stored it without disconnecting the battery and left it for about 5 weeks. I'm checked on it yesterday to get ready for my upcoming camping trip and the battery is dead.

There's a ton of literature on what to do, but thought I'd check here for any suggestions. Should I disconnect and attach to a charger when I store it for longer than a month? Will connecting to 30 Amp shore power during a two-day camping trip completely charge it?


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Old 08-24-2015, 01:17 PM   #2
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I suggest you search within this forum, you will find your very topic has been discussed to exhaustion. Good luck.

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Old 08-24-2015, 03:28 PM   #3
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Your battery may not hold a charge very well now seeing as it went completely dead. Put a "smart charger" on it for a few days and see if it will take a charge. Charging by shore power may or may not fully charge it, depends on the converter amperage and condition of the battery.

It is a good idea after it is fully charged to put a trickle charger on the battery if storing it for any length of time.

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