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Old 11-01-2013, 09:59 AM   #11
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Btw do you leave the refrigerator door open when closing the a-frame up for the Winter? I am concerned about mold and moisture.
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:08 PM   #12
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Yes, and all the cabinet doors and interior access hatches are propped slightly open too.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:52 PM   #13
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Yes... Neg post disconnected first, neg post reconnected last!!!
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:37 AM   #14
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Another newbie here. I feel by leaving the shore power connect it puts extra "miles" on the inverter/converter/charger. I plan to remove my battery and store "off trailer".

Ps:goes without saying, but be sure to disconnect and keep disconnected the shore power when removing the battery.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:30 AM   #15
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There are some interesting threads here about how the WFCO Converters don't go into float mode and will boil your battery dry. Upgrade to a Progressive Dynamics or keep a close eye on them.
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:53 PM   #16
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I definately would not keep my batteries charged with the converter .. not sure about the problems of the converter .. i just wouldnt.
I leave my batteries in the same box .. mounted on the tounge of the trailer .. and every once in a while i will check them with a volt meter to see how they are doing. Through our 6 month winter i have never seen any fluctuation .. however the battries are disconnected at source ...
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:25 AM   #17
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I am a newbie as well. My question is, if I just remove the inline fuse at the battery do I still need to disconnect the battery? I keep my A-frame in the garage instead of outside, do I still need to winterize my camper?

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Old 11-03-2013, 08:37 AM   #18
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I would think you're more likely to damage something while removing that fuse than just disconnecting (the negative post of) the battery.

If it gets below freezing in your garage then you need to winterize. Very simple.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:55 AM   #19
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I just remove the primary fuse, have been for last 3 seasons and at the end of each trip. Eventually I'll install my marine type battery switch, just haven't gotten around to it.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:03 AM   #20
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Thanks for the info. I am heading out this weekend for Stone Mountain. I will have to read up on winterizing when I return.

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