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Old 08-28-2012, 07:58 PM   #21
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Any advice for those of us who do not have garages and live in Eastern Canada (cold winters, lots of sub-freezing temps). I could bring the battery into the basement but I would be worried about gases.
Living in the most easternly province I remove the batteries from my three motorcycles to protect from freezing, and plan to do the same with the trailer. I've stored them in the basement with no issue; wet cells on two of the bikes. I use a battery tender that I regularly switch through the batteries.
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:27 PM   #22
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I don't know what electric panel is on my 2006 Summit 22RB. I plan to pull the battery and store inside the garage with a tender charger. Would I have any issue without the battery while my trailer is connected to the power line of my house? I do sleep some nights and watch tv.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:00 PM   #23
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I don't know what electric panel is on my 2006 Summit 22RB. I plan to pull the battery and store inside the garage with a tender charger. Would I have any issue without the battery while my trailer is connected to the power line of my house? I do sleep some nights and watch tv.
Good question. It's commonly thought that a battery will smooth out fluctuations from the converter (or something like that). But, I do not understand that well enough to say its true and heaven knows there's some things that are constantly repeated but without any real reason for it. So, I'd like to see some of our EEs give their thoughts.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:32 PM   #24
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I live in south Louisiana and we leave our Rockwood 5th wheel plugged in all the time. I have it parked under a shed to keep it out of the sun and I run the icebox and a/c, set at 85. It is humid down here so running a/c helps with moisture in camper. Also when we are going camp, the night before we leave I cool camper down to 70-75, this helps when we get to campground, it does not take long for camper to cool off, even when 95 or hotter outside.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:55 PM   #25
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i try to leave my mh plugged in for about 2 weeks right before i do the monthly genny test, then unplug for about 2 weeks then start again. likewise, i keep a eye on both batteries. and by the way, i have 2 of the little black & decker elect. pest repellers for the winter and so far nothing has come in.
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:51 PM   #26
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AC to RV during winter storage

We keep ours plugged in during the winter, have a 3 stage converter and check the batteries when winterizing. Also have a small trickle charger for the engine battery, works through the cigarette lighter plug.
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... Also have a small trickle charger for the engine battery, works through the cigarette lighter plug.
Is that like the perpetual motion machine? Using the cigarette lighter plug to charge the battery to power the cigarette lighter plug.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:56 PM   #28
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Is that like the perpetual motion machine? Using the cigarette lighter plug to charge the battery to power the cigarette lighter plug.
I hope he meant a solar charger that ...
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... Also have a small trickle charger for the engine battery, works through the cigarette lighter plug...

I thought that also until I went back and re-read his post.
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Talking Trickle charger for engine battery

The trickle charger plugs into the AC outlet in the coach and charges the battery through the ciggerette lighter outlet.
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