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Old 03-08-2014, 01:10 PM   #31
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I plug it in...seems to be that I am always in there doing one thing or another, sometimes we have coffee in the trailer, or I will go in there to tune in to a baseball game, so I just leave it plugged in. Had an electrician come in and install a 30amp service on the side of the house. Then we leave the fridge running between trips and dont have to empty it. Have often wondered if there is possibility of overcharging the battery but have been told repeatedly that wont happen, so I trust it...but our last deep cycle battery only lasted 2 yrs..it was the original one that came with the 5th, so that may be part of it.

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X2...I'm not sure if the battery part has anything to do with it though.
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Can't wait to pull it out of the shed...man it's been a long winter
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:04 PM   #32
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...DH is a Master Mason, and as such he often "schools/trains" (whatever you guys call it) new candidates in our...then V-Lite... now 5er. He used to do that sitting out on our patio while skeeters had a nice evening snack, or he made arrangements with the applicant at their home, since he never considered "displacing" me at those times an option. Nice that he was so thoughtful of me, and I'm happy that we now have such a pleasant place for him to do WIITMD...
Being a Master Mason, he is also a "Traveling Man" like a lot of us are on this forum.
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:21 PM   #33
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Plugged in.
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:46 PM   #34
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Being a Master Mason, he is also a "Traveling Man" like a lot of us are on this forum.
Yes, OC, he's a Traveling Man. Glad to know you are as well.

He sponsored my oldest son, BTW, carrying on the tradition. My paternal grandfather was 32nd Degree.

Right now DH is a Golfing Man, while I've been outside messin' around in the RV, made easier by the fact that we're "plugged in"!
Weather here today is lookin' like SPRING!

Can't wait to get those awning poles!
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:21 AM   #35
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Plugged in, but not all the time. Usually a week or so before we are getting ready to go someplace we plug it in so we can open the slide out a little, cool down the fridge prior to loading, do a little cleaning, etc. And when we get back we may leave it plugged in for a day or so to unload the fridge, etc.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:53 PM   #36
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So if you keep it plugged and turn heat on during cold weather is it necessary to winterize it?
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:14 PM   #37
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I didn't with the old one, but seem to be hanging out in the new one more. In fact tonight I was doing a little housekeeping and ended up plugging in, kicking back, ordered pizza and watched a movie.

So who knows. I've talked for years about getting an outlet installed for it, once it gets warm and I want to run the AC I just might have to upgrade from the 15A extension cord.
Sounds fun. "tell the delivery boy to knock on the camper"
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So if you keep it plugged and turn heat on during cold weather is it necessary to winterize it?
I know a major concern would be condensation forming from cold outside, warm inside.
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:18 PM   #39
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Yes you still need to winterize, unless you want to use a ton of propane. I winterize and use a small electric heater. Not enough heat for the lines and holding tanks
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Unplugged and locked up. Occasionally throughout the winter I'll plug it in and check on things.
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