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Old 11-20-2013, 01:43 PM   #1
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What to do with batteries during winter storage?

Will be storing my 360XL outside for winter, Dealer is winterizing for me, but what should I do with batteries. Remove them, leave them in with trickle charger. Also should store jacks up or down.

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Old 11-20-2013, 01:57 PM   #2
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I take my batteries indoors and place a trickle charger on them periodically to top off.
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:13 PM   #3
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I take my batteries indoors and place a trickle charger on them periodically to top off.
x2. In the winter I keep my boat and camper batteries on trickle charge in my basement (sitting on a 2x8 board, though I believe on the cement is fine...your urban myth's may vary).

In the summer those get swapped out with the snowmobile batteries.

I use this charger: Amazon link
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:22 PM   #4
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I too take them inside for the winter, but I was instructed many years ago to never place batteries directly on the ground as this causes them to drain. I always put them onto a piece of wood. Never had a problem
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:32 PM   #5
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Same here, but I think they key bit there is "many years ago" Snopes.com says differently:

snopes.com: Do Cement Floors Ruin Car Batteries?
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Storing Batteries on Concrete

That said, mine are already sitting on a board that I don't need, so they'll stay that way
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:35 PM   #6
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I always bring mine into the house. And I was always told to store with stabilizer jacks up.
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I leave mine in and the camper plugged in.


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Old 11-22-2013, 06:45 PM   #8
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Battery stored,
AF installed.
Jacks are down because I will be going in now and then to keep an eye on the Damp Rid tub inside.

Had ice on the nose cap this am, kina chilly around here.....
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:59 PM   #9
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Leave mine in place and run the Coach and gen set every 30 days. Have not had an issue with either this unit or the prior sunseeker.
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:58 PM   #10
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In my "heated" garage (maintained at 45 degrees, on the cement with a trickle charger.
MC's are connected to trickle charges as well but the batteries are still on the bikes. Never had an issue.

When is spring?

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