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Old 09-07-2019, 09:10 AM   #1
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Plugged In at Home.

I have a 2017 Salem Hemisphere 23rbhl. I have owned a couple of campers. Always kept them plugged in at home.. all the time.

Now I am reading that this may not be a good idea. Will I cause damage to the battery or the electrical system in the camper?
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Old 09-07-2019, 09:13 AM   #2
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I have a 2017 Salem Hemisphere 23rbhl. I have owned a couple of campers. Always kept them plugged in at home.. all the time.

Now I am reading that this may not be a good idea. Will I cause damage to the battery or the electrical system in the camper?
Where are you reading it's not a good idea? I've been doing it for over 10 years and 3 different rv's.... no issues.
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Old 09-07-2019, 09:15 AM   #3
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Two TT's since 2008, plugged in all summer long in the driveway when not out camping. Frig running all summer also. Not a problem.
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I have a 2017 Salem Hemisphere 23rbhl. I have owned a couple of campers. Always kept them plugged in at home.. all the time.

Now I am reading that this may not be a good idea. Will I cause damage to the battery or the electrical system in the camper?
I agree with DaGrinch. I guess with some old trailers, the converter/charger could overcharge a battery. I haven't heard of that in a while.
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Maybe I'm misreading.. people have said something about the battery boiling over? Maybe it just means to regularly check and top off water?
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Where are you reading it's not a good idea? I've been doing it for over 10 years and 3 different rv's.... no issues.
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Old 09-07-2019, 09:25 AM   #6
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Maybe I'm misreading.. people have said something about the battery boiling over? Maybe it just means to regularly check and top off water?
Possible if the Converter went bad and started overcharging. I never ran into that issue with our TT's.
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Old 09-07-2019, 09:49 AM   #7
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In my 2000 rv it had a single stage converter and would over charge the battery. That is why I needed to disconnect the battery sometimes while camping with shore power on the unit. When in storage I had to disconnect the battery/disconnect from shore power occasionally to not over charge the batteries. I believe all rv's now (and for quite awhile) come with at 3 or 4 stage converter to prevent over charging and boil over.
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It's OK to leave plugged in as others have said.... but why?
I could leave mine plugged in but choose to just use a Battery Tender Jr and shut off my battery disconnect.
That way my power center is not running unnecessarily and not subject to spikes or lightning or just sit out there as a (small but real) power drain.
My batteries stay full and the BT Jr uses a trickle of electricity only when needed.
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Some people have a converter that plugs into a household receptacle in the RV and just unplug it and connect it directly to an extension cord from a 15/20 amp house receptacle.
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I agree with DaGrinch. I guess with some old trailers, the converter/charger could overcharge a battery. I haven't heard of that in a while.
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