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Old 04-19-2019, 07:00 AM   #1
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Battery protocol at home during camping season

Expecting del'y of our first TT next month, so this is def. a newbie question. When you park your rig at home between trips during the camping season, do you keep it plugged into the house current to feed the batteries or simply use the shut off to prevent trickle drain and then charge the battery a day or two before your next trip?
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:09 AM   #2
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We keep ours plugged in, added a plug from our well house.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:12 AM   #3
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I shut off mine unless I will be in and out doing projects. If I plan to boondocks, then I will ensure to plug in so batter is topped off. I am out usually every other weekend.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:16 AM   #4
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We keep ours plugged in and frig running. Don't have to unpack the frig every time. Wired a 30A plug inside my garage.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:29 AM   #5
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We keep ours plugged in and frig running. Don't have to unpack the frig every time. Wired a 30A plug inside my garage.
Is it necessary to wire a 30A plug to keep the fridge going or is 15/20A sufficient?
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:37 AM   #6
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Is it necessary to wire a 30A plug to keep the fridge going or is 15/20A sufficient?
15/20A is fine for fridge. Best not to use a plug with a GFCI circuit from the house.....some donít like RV units attached.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:39 AM   #7
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if i were able to park my camper at home, i think i would just plug it in 3 days before leaving.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:47 AM   #8
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Personal preference.

If you are in and out a lot between trips, keeping it plugged in makes sense.
If you don't touch it for a couple weeks, leave it unplugged and disconnect the battery or switch. (if equipped)

We've pretty much run our R/V refrigerators 24/7 during the camping season.
I said this in another thread a few days ago, I have an absorption refrigerator (take out from a wreck) in my garage that has been running 24/7 for 20 years.
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Mine stays plugged in to shore power, or a smart charger directly to batts over the winter when it is covered.
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Old 04-19-2019, 12:57 PM   #10
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Plugged in... fridge running through all camping season.
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