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Old 01-05-2016, 07:45 PM   #11
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I plug in and use the onboard charger. This is my first time storing, so not sure if this will create issues.
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Old 01-05-2016, 07:53 PM   #12
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Old 01-05-2016, 08:28 PM   #13
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My 4 stage unit boiled my nearly new batteries when stored for 6 months. The small battery tenders are too small to ever do that. Make sure that the batteries are fully charged before storage, as the tenders are just maintainers and not chargers.
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Have had good luck here....but like everything, some good, some bad
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Old 01-05-2016, 08:36 PM   #15
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X5 on battery tender. Have one for each battery.

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Old 01-05-2016, 11:41 PM   #16
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Interesting. So, what if everything is left on just as if you were at a campground? Would there be a risk of damage to anything?
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:20 AM   #17
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Interesting. So, what if everything is left on just as if you were at a campground? Would there be a risk of damage to anything?

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.

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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.

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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.
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I guess going back to your original point, there should not be a problem as long as the electrical source matches the needs of the coach. If you think about it, I guess it's the same as being a full timer without using all of the rv's systems.


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well during the winter I have inside storage and 20 amp 115 v I use to keep small items running...building is heated...in the summer I have outside storage with a 50 amp and keep the coach running just like camping...AC and everything...Bad?
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