Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-13-2012, 02:10 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1
Question 6 volt battery maintenance

I have a 2012 36CKTS Touring Cedar Creek. There are 4 six volt batteries inside a tight battery comparment. Last year I took them out during the winter to keep them charged. Is there a way to charge them while remaining in the trailer. I understand the first two batteries support the invertor and the other two batteries provide juice directly to the trailer.

Brewsblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 02:34 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
Triguy's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeast Wisconsin
Posts: 6,951
First off ... Welcome to the forum!!

There are two things you can do. Disconnect the batteries (preferably using a disconnect switch) or use your converter or a separate trickle charger at the trailer. You could also try solar, but I gather you are looking for an easier solution

I would leave them on the 5er and disconnect. They'll last months this way without any harm to the batteries if you disconnect after fully charging the batteries. Mine were at 89% SOC after two months storage last winter.

I prefer to disconnect rather than apply a float charge through the converter because I don't fully trust the WFCO converter in my trailer to not boil the batteries dry. If I were going to leave them charging all winter, I would use a dedicated trickle charger. If you use the 5ers converter, than check the water levels every week or so.

DW, 3 Kids and our Goldens

2012 Shamrock 233S
2008 Toyota Sequoia 5.7L 4WD
Triguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 02:42 PM   #3
Ret E-9 Anchor-clanker
donanddona's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Genoa, ILL
Posts: 1,201
"The Battery Tender" is my preferred way....
donanddona is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:26 AM.