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Old 04-16-2016, 01:24 PM   #1
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How do you maintain your battery?

I've been plugging mine in once a week. Should I leave it plugged in all the time? I have a battery tender but it is easier to just plug it in.

What do you do?
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Old 04-16-2016, 01:29 PM   #2
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Old 04-16-2016, 01:41 PM   #3
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I store my TT at my cousin's farm so I bring the battery home, store it in the basement and charge it when it gets down to 12.4V.
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X2 on Turbs. If you have a decent converter leave it plugged in 24x7. That is what it is for!
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Old 04-16-2016, 02:55 PM   #6
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Once we park the trailer in the side yard for the winter, the TT battery lives in our bedroom with the boat battery, the trolling motor battery, and the garden tractor battery. We place it on a trickle charger before using the first time. The bedroom is the only room in the house with a consistent temperature year round.
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Old 04-16-2016, 04:24 PM   #7
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How do you maintain your battery?

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Once we park the trailer in the side yard for the winter, the TT battery lives in our bedroom with the boat battery, the trolling motor battery, and the garden tractor battery. We place it on a trickle charger before using the first time. The bedroom is the only room in the house with a consistent temperature year round.


Really? Your bedroom?
Your joking right?
Put them in the garage on a trickle charger!
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Maybe "The Bedroom" means more than we think.
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Old 04-16-2016, 04:40 PM   #9
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Once we park the trailer in the side yard for the winter, the TT battery lives in our bedroom with the boat battery, the trolling motor battery, and the garden tractor battery. We place it on a trickle charger before using the first time. The bedroom is the only room in the house with a consistent temperature year round.
Hopefully your house isn't too tightly sealed (aka a newer home). Batteries of course outgas and you don't want to add that pollution to the envelope. Seriously, I would reconsider. As a former home inspector and energy rater I always recommended keeping zero chemicals (like scents, bleach, candles, etc.) in the home.
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When I turn my battery cut off switch to off there is no draw on the battery. I have gone 3-4 months in storage and the battery remains strong.
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