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Old 12-23-2015, 04:02 PM   #1
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Storage Charging

Is it recommended to have shore power on all the time during winter storage? It seems as though the chargers wouldn't over charge the batteries.
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We have a 2015 Solara.
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Old 12-23-2015, 04:26 PM   #3
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My 5er is plugged in for the winter and the WFCO 3-stage charger is floating the battery at an ideal 13.2V
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Old 12-23-2015, 04:32 PM   #4
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I leave my trailer plugged in for the season to keep the fridge ready to go at a moments notice. I use a battery tender during the winter to keep the battery happy. It depends on whether your convertor is a 3 or 4 stage convertor or just a dumb charger. You could zonk a battery if it is just full charging all the time.
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Old 12-23-2015, 04:40 PM   #5
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I use solar.
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Old 12-23-2015, 04:43 PM   #6
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I thought about one of those small maintainer chargers that use solar but I was never really sure how well they worked.
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Old 12-23-2015, 04:49 PM   #7
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I have 305 watts. Even charges with a couple inches of snow on panels!
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Old 12-23-2015, 04:53 PM   #8
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OK! Well that it a bit more than a 10watt solar maintainer... LOL

I would do solar but I do not do enough boondocking at this point in my camping life.
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I don't boondock except when traveling. What is nice, I run the heat at 45 and don't worry too much about winterizing. Plus in the summer, I can run a couple of the powered vents to help keep cooler. If I am doing any work in it I can have the TV on and lights and not kill my bats.
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For those that use Solar, can I ask which one (model and size) you use to maintain the battery? I picked up our 26DBH last week - and it has the solar charging input - but I can't seem to find one that has the connection/end that matches the trailer. Also curious what size is best to simply maintain the battery while in storage?
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