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Old 12-23-2012, 08:48 AM   #1
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Battery Storage

Wondering what is the best way to store battery. If I leave the 32rcts plugged into house power will the battery be properly charged over the winter? Or should it be removed from the trailer and stored indoors with a trickle charger? Already have motorcycle and boat batteries on trickle chargers and prefer not having to purchase another charger or handling another battery.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:25 AM   #2
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I dont know a ton about this other than what i have found here...but the general feeling is the Converter that charges the batt. while installed in the RV is generally not the best and can and will overcharge the battery if that is the only method you rely on. Its more designed to maintian the batt while the 12v stuff is used during a trip.

I pulled my battery out and put it on a battery tender.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:42 AM   #3
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I leave mine in the trailer and plugged in and so far have never had any problems even though we are in Ontario and it gets cold.
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i have a disconnect switch on my 2 batteries and i just leave them installed.
come spring, they are barely discharged.
no need to keep the trailer plugged in.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:35 PM   #5
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I store my battery in house basement on battery tender as TT is stored at local farm w/o power. Believe you would be fine using convertor to keep battery charged. (one less battery tender to buy)
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:44 PM   #6
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Found this valuable info on RV battery charging. http://www.rvdoctor.com/2010/05/rv-b...rcharging.html
Now does anyone know what type of converter comes in a Palomino Saber 32RCTS? Or where it is located. I would suspect it is close proximity to the battery.
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Found this valuable info on RV battery charging. http://www.rvdoctor.com/2010/05/rv-b...rcharging.html
Now does anyone know what type of converter comes in a Palomino Saber 32RCTS? Or where it is located. I would suspect it is close proximity to the battery.
You can save some money and batteries by reading the "Trojan Battery" web site . They make em and suggest do not charge all the time. Instead allow to decay a small amount and then recharge. Most important maintain liquid levels.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:16 PM   #8
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[QUOTE=VinceU;284816]You can save some money and batteries by reading the "Trojan Battery" web site . They make em and suggest do not charge all the time. Instead allow to decay a small amount and then recharge. Most important maintain liquid levels.[/QUOT

Thanks, already saw that link. It made sense until I spotted this lengthy report.

The RV Battery Charging Puzzle HandyBob's Blog
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I leave mine in the trailer and plugged in and so far have never had any problems even though we are in Ontario and it gets cold.
I agree, I have had trailers for awhile now (years), and leave it plugged in with my converter/charger running. You should have a 3 stage charger on your converter, but find your manual and check. It will work just as good as a battery tender. Just check your water level every other month or so.
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I agree, I have had trailers for awhile now (years), and leave it plugged in with my converter/charger running. You should have a 3 stage charger on your converter, but find your manual and check. It will work just as good as a battery tender. Just check your water level every other month or so.
Is your trailer stored in cold weather?
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