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Old 11-23-2015, 06:53 AM   #1
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Should I disconnect my trailer from power over the winter?

I currently have my trailer parked next to my house and winterized. My question is, should I disconnect the power cord and remove the batteries? I was thinking about leaving it connected because I have been sleeping in it on the weekends with the kids. Any downside to leaving it connected?

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Old 11-23-2015, 06:57 AM   #2
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:26 AM   #3
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I leave mine on power all the time. Our last camper was always connected just check the water level more often. Have Fun
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:23 AM   #4
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We always leave ours plugged into shore power. Have been doing it for many years and never had a problem.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:51 AM   #5
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Always plugged in when home. Also keeps batteries charged. Later RJD
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:27 AM   #6
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Leave mine plugged in all winter.
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:03 AM   #7
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correct me if i am wrong, batteries shouldn't sit out in the cold all winter and freeze.
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:16 AM   #8
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Discharged batteries may have a problem. Fully charge them and they should be fine or put on a smart charger
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:26 AM   #9
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correct me if i am wrong, batteries shouldn't sit out in the cold all winter and freeze.
OK, I'll correct you. Think about the battery in your car. It doesn't freeze. So long as it's fully charged, it'll be OK.

I have my trailer and mower battery in my garage, which is usually <32 degrees. I have a battery minder smart charger. I put it on one battery one week and the other battery the next week, then keep swapping until spring.
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:42 AM   #10
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Fully charged with the negative wire disconnected a good battery will be fine through the winter.

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