Originally Posted by gasman94
I don't understand the point leaving everything on while you are gone. Products do have a limited lifespan, so I would not want to waste that time while I am not getting the desired use from them. To me it makes more sense to keep battery maintainers (battery tenders) on if that is a possibility.
I guess the point is that my inside storage is 200 feet from my home and in a building I'm in and out of several times a week. It freezes here maybe once or twice per year in the dead of the night. In which case the heater kicks on. I use the outside TV and sound system while working in the building. I do not like stinky refrigerators. The "camper" is idle for 4 to 6 weeks then I use it. Which is no different during the rest of the year, so I guess I'm not really storing for the winter--more like temporary storage. But, I still want to evaluate my process. Since it is still new to me, I tend to tinker with it adding things like LED lighting, sound systems, vacuum system.....etc.
Your point of limited lifespan is valid, but some would say things tend to break if not exercised. Battery tenders are great, I have them hooked up to my Jeep, Can Am side x side, Can Am Spyder, and mini truck.