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Old 12-31-2018, 04:29 PM   #1
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Happy New Year Everyone.

I do have a question - I own a 2016 Vibe 268 with the 2 - 6 volt batteries inside the front compartment. They are quite heavy to remove when bend in two. Has anyone figured an easy way to remove the batteries for storing during the winter months. I do not have power where camper is stored.

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Old 12-31-2018, 06:15 PM   #2
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Install a battery disconnect switch.
I did on my trailer and after 4 months of storage, they were still almost at 100%.
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:48 AM   #3
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agreed. install a battery disconnect switch. make sure the batteries are fully charged when you go into storage, use the switch to disconnect them, and they will be good for months.
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Yep, no need to remove them.
As mentioned, make sure they are charged fully then disconnect them either with a disconnect switch or by removing the cable.(s)

Fully charged, they will remain so for many months when disconnected.
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Just make sure that the disconnect switch disconnects everything that could be a parasitic load from the battery. I installed ours so that literally everything is disconnected.
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Old 01-03-2019, 06:09 PM   #6
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Install a battery disconnect switch.
I did on my trailer and after 4 months of storage, they were still almost at 100%.
Thank you for the reply but I do have another question.
With 2 - 6 volt batteries, does the disconnect go on negative or positive post. Hate to ask but would be able to walk me through the installation.

Thank you
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Yep, no need to remove them.
As mentioned, make sure they are charged fully then disconnect them either with a disconnect switch or by removing the cable.(s)

Fully charged, they will remain so for many months when disconnected.
Thank you for the reply but I do have another question.
With 2 - 6 volt batteries, does the disconnect go on negative or positive post. Hate to ask but would be able to walk me through the installation.

Thank you
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