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hkreck 08-27-2012 05:27 PM

Leaving unit plugged in
I am wondering about leaving my motorhome plugged in over the up coming Winter? I didn't know if this would hurt anything or not. I was planing on plugging a cord into a 120 V outlet on my garage and than plugging that into my surge protector and just leaving it like that over the Winter. Any comments?:fall:

TURBS 08-27-2012 05:29 PM

this has been discussed many many times with mixed answers .

I leave my camper plugged in 24/7 365 if this helps .

hkreck 08-27-2012 05:32 PM

Never hurts thanks for the quick response, I thought I'd seen it before but nevers hurts to being something up again. Thanks

TURBS 08-27-2012 05:35 PM

No problem :trink39: IM SURE you'll get many answers !

Herk7769 08-27-2012 06:22 PM

While newer units have 3 staged converters, I would still do a battery fluid level check every month or so. Most likely it won't use water but it is always good to check just in case there is a problem with the converter over the winter.

bakken 08-27-2012 06:24 PM

It shouldn't hurt anything.
Would I do it? No.

Dakota EV 08-27-2012 06:55 PM

I keep my V-lite plugged in 24/7, 365 also. I never know when I might need it for unexpected guest. One of my daughters from out of town just spent the weekend in it because our grand-daughter was excited about staying in a camper. The grand-child had a great time not too sure about my daughter though.

great white 08-27-2012 09:42 PM

I keep my 2011 831LBSS plugged in 24/7 also.

However, when in sub freezing temps, I remove it and store it on a battery tender in the heated garage just for good measure...

Mark and Linda 08-28-2012 07:13 AM

Although we just have a tt, I keep it plugged in some of the time. My neighbor has a Cameo 5r, he has put in 30 amp plug in, he keeps his plugged in all the time.

Big Dawg 08-28-2012 08:46 AM

We keep ours plugged in most of the time, especially during camping season. It makes it easy to turn on the fridge when we are packing. Plus, sometimes, I like to tinker around in it, and it is nice to be able to use stuff in the camper.

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