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Old 03-30-2019, 08:18 PM   #1
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When camper is at home. Would love to hear some thoughts on leaving it plugged into shore power or not to leave it plugged in? Can I fry the battery if I leave it plugged in?
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Old 03-30-2019, 08:20 PM   #2
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Oh and itís a 233S just plugged into 15 amp circuit. Nothing turned on inside except carbon monoxide detector.
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Old 03-30-2019, 08:24 PM   #3
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When camper is at home. Would love to hear some thoughts on leaving it plugged into shore power or not to leave it plugged in? Can I fry the battery if I leave it plugged in?
I don't know anything about which camper you have nor what kind of converter it has... but my Wildcat is plugged in all the time I'm not dragging it down the road. I check battery level a couple of times per year and never add more than a splash of distilled water.
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Old 03-30-2019, 08:24 PM   #4
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You should be fine leaving it plugged in however you should check the water in your batteries every 6 -8 weeks. Make sure the outlet it is plugged in is not GFCI protected as occasionally two GFCIs in series can cause one to trip.
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Old 03-30-2019, 09:14 PM   #5
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As noted, leaving it plugged in is fine. People put trailers on seasonal sites and almost never move the trailer. Friends of mine left theirs plugged in for months - they had fridges stocked and running.

It it were me though, and I had my trailer at home, I wouldn't plug it in and would kill all power use via a battery disconnect. I was trained by my grandfather - "turn off that light, Edison already makes enough money".
I would have capability to plug it in so that I could cool down the fridge and top up the battery a day or so before leaving on a trip. It could also be valuable as a place to escape SWMBO.
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Old 03-30-2019, 09:26 PM   #6
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Leave ours plugged in, at home.
Just check the water levels.
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Old 03-30-2019, 09:28 PM   #7
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Not sure if I'm right or wrong but ours is always plugged in when in the shed. I ran a 30amp plug on the wall. Not a necessity buts it's nice to be able to run the air if we want to do some work inside the unit.
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Both our last 2 trailers over the last 10 years are plugged in pretty much 365 days except while actually on the road. In fact from the first trip of the year in April until the last trip in October, we keep the fridge on and stocked when at home. Makes packing and unpacking very minimal. The only precaution I really take is to check the battery water level at least once per month.



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I have always kept my trailers plugged in but have them on a timer set for 6 hours on and 6 off and it has always been fine. My trailer batteries last over seven years doing it this way. works for me. When I get ready to use it I have a override switch to bypass the timer for a few days so the refer is ready to use.
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Both our last 2 trailers over the last 10 years are plugged in pretty much 365 days except while actually on the road. In fact from the first trip of the year in April until the last trip in October, we keep the fridge on and stocked when at home. Makes packing and unpacking very minimal. The only precaution I really take is to check the battery water level at least once per month.



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