Originally Posted by TacomaJoe
Always learning. The dealer dropped the battery on mine when I picked it up. Makes me wonder about factory installed batteries sitting around being attacked by the parasites until the rig is sold. Who knew, obviously everyone else.
As for factory installed battery freshness, I suppose it's no different than new cars sitting on dealer lots waiting to be sold for who knows how long. For that matter, even if a dealer installs a travel trailer battery, there is no guarantee the battery they install is fresh and was properly maintained.
Yes, the way an RV dealer cares for their stock could be an issue. My dealer keeps all new motorhome stock indoors and connected to shore power. We actually picked up our newest motorhome within days of it arriving from the factory, so battery freshness was no concern.