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Old 10-05-2014, 02:07 PM   #11
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Because it is unnecessary.


[QUOTEYour question is a frequent one. Many people have the impression that when batteries sit on concrete, energy "leaks out" or they are ruined. The short answer is that letting modern batteries sit on concrete does not harm or discharge them in any way.][/QUOTE]

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Because it is unnecessary...
A lot of things are unnecessary, I always have and always will.
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A lot of things are unnecessary, I always have and always will.

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Not impossible, but close to it!
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Living in Vermont my entire life I have learned with Rv's Boats etc etc the BEST bet is if you have a spot is to store it in a semi or warm place. It certainly helps battery life.
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A lot of things are unnecessary, I always have and always will.
X2 Looking after remote radio microwave relay stations we used wood on the floor and then cement board on top of the wood as a thermal break. We didn't take a chance either.

I was taught this by an old dog as well
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all of my batteries for my power equipment including the camper`s get fully charged then put in a tote and placed in the basement, I am going on 7 years on a 12v tractor battery and my 4 deep cycle batteries are still working like new, I also load test them just to make sure they are up to saving
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Living in Vermont my entire life I have learned with Rv's Boats etc etc the BEST bet is if you have a spot is to store it in a semi or warm place. It certainly helps battery life.
Exactly opposite is true. The colder you keep it, the longer the battery life. It also slows down self-discharge, so you only need to charge it once or twice over the winter.

Otherwise, to answer the OP, always disconnect your battery from the camper between trips, then be sure to reconnect it and plug in the camper overnight once every month. Leave it out there in the winter where it will be cold.
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I, also, bring my batteries home and set them on some 2x4's in the garage and take turns hooking each up to a battery tender charger.
Last winter, here in Colorado, we hit 20-below and my camper's vinyl floor had about a 3-foot long crack in it from the couch all the way into the front storage bin. (Our old camper)
The new Rockwood camper has a rubberized flooring that's supposed to be more split-resistant...so we'll see.
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-20 F is fine for a fully-charged lead-acid. Even at 75% SOC they won't freeze until -35 F.
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