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Old 06-21-2016, 03:03 PM   #1
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Is it ok to stay on shore power all the time?

I currently keep my RV in the driveway and connected to 30A shore power all the time when not on the road (total time plugged in is close to 2 years so far). I do this mostly to keep the fridge cold but do use the RV for overnight stays about once a week. I was recently told that is not good and I'm unnecessarily wearing out the converter and also wasting electricity for just powering the fridge. Is it ok to stay on shore power more or less indefinitely? Am I unnecessarily wasting electricity and should find a way to snake an extension cord to the fridge? Thanks
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My trailer stays plugged in from April to October. Haven't had a problem yet.
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Also have a 30 amp shore power outlet for our Lexi. When not on the road, it stays plugged in 24/7. Hot summer days I run the ac, and a dehumidifier when very humid.
Winter I run a space heater set at 40-45 degrees.
Going on 3 years now without a problem.
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Memorial Day to Labor Day the lite is plugged in and ready to roll.


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Yes and check your battery acid level once per month and top up with distilled water.....
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Yes and check your battery acid level once per month and top up with distilled water.....
Read some old posts about adding about 2 ounces of pure mineral oil to each cell to avoid water going by by.
Have two 12 volt in our 2012 Lexi, OE, going on 4 years old. Added 2 oz of mineral oil to each cell about 1 1/2 years ago, and have yet to add any water since then. Check them every two months or so, and still full, still at full charge.
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I currently keep my RV in the driveway and connected to 30A shore power all the time when not on the road (total time plugged in is close to 2 years so far). I do this mostly to keep the fridge cold but do use the RV for overnight stays about once a week. I was recently told that is not good and I'm unnecessarily wearing out the converter and also wasting electricity for just powering the fridge. Is it ok to stay on shore power more or less indefinitely? Am I unnecessarily wasting electricity and should find a way to snake an extension cord to the fridge? Thanks
It's fine, although it does have the potential to reduce the life of your coach batteries. They are designed to discharge and recharge, not to stay on constant charge and possibly overcharge.
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Being in and out of trailer all the time, doing something, the 12volt system gets some use....have added a digital monitor.....

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