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Old 10-14-2012, 10:40 AM   #11
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If you do leave the battery hooked to the 3-stage converter, I would make sure to regularly visit the battery (ies) to check the electrolyte level. You can use this strategy but you can't just walk away until spring IMO.
Could not agree more. I do a monthly walk through check that includes water levels in the battery and any signs of leaks or bug infestations.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:42 AM   #12
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I live in Northeast PA. Last year I disconnected my battery and left it on the trailer. No charging. All was good.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:47 AM   #13
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I live in Northeast PA. Last year I disconnected my battery and left it on the trailer. No charging. All was good.
Last year we had 1 major snow (and it was early).
Temps highest in 100 or so years.
I would not try it again this winter. Just my opinion here....
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:24 PM   #14
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I was planning on leaving the battery in all winter and having the whole camper plugged in while home to keep the battery charged.Would this be okay?Im new to all this.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:40 PM   #15
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I was planning on leaving the battery in all winter and having the whole camper plugged in while home to keep the battery charged.Would this be okay?Im new to all this.
That is what I do. 4 years; so far so good.
Just remember to check the water level in the battery every month or so when you do your leak check. Wear old clothes.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:43 PM   #16
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Ok thanks.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:46 PM   #17
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can't give you a comparison but I swear by a Battery Tender.....Bill
X2 My batteries never lose water & last much longer.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:49 PM   #18
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I've never had to deal with water levels in batteries before, is there special water that needs to be used in the battery? Distilled maybe?
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:52 PM   #19
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I've never had to deal with water levels in batteries before, is there special water that needs to be used in the battery? Distilled maybe?
Yep. Distilled water. (NOT spring water! - lots of junk in that)
I keep plenty on hand since I use distilled water in the Tassimo coffee maker.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:23 PM   #20
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Just one more question, what level am I looking for on the water? I haven't looked inside a battery in years
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