Originally Posted by EastlakeRoo
So is there any harm in leaving the trailer plugged in all winter with the battery taken out while stationary at the campground? I have a built in surge guard protector and both fridges have been cleaned out and turned off. I'm thinking it shouldn't be a problem since its plugged in all Summer Long.
It's none of my business but I feel compelled to ask WHY do that??
If everything's turned off and batteries are removed, why leave it plugged in?
Even with surge guard there is risk. Even without any surges the electronics
in the converter are still working but what is the point? Why not unplug it
and put the cord away or flip the breaker either in your onboard breaker
box or at the CG post? Inquiring minds want to know.....
Not trying to derail this post but I have battery tender Jrs on my trailer,
my truck and my motorcycle. They work wonderfully to keep batteries
fully charged. I doubled or tripled the average life of my motorcycle battery
by using one. My truck has the original factory battery in it now. My trailer is 5 years old
and original batteries. Camped off the grid last summer and
didn't note any appreciable loss of capacity in the trailer batteries.
You can find them online for $25 or so. I consider them some of the best battery insurance you can buy!!