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Old 08-04-2015, 11:49 AM   #21
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Our motorhome is plugged in all summer between trips. We have a dedicated 30 amp plug in for it. The fridge is always cold and stocked with the basics. Makes getting ready to go a snap. By the way - DH is an electrician.
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Old 08-04-2015, 11:53 AM   #22
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When we built our house had a 30amp service box put in on the back corner of the pad where we park the Grey Wolf. Best money I ever spent. On that rare occasion when we have overflow guests, can put them in the RV even in triple digit weather and they still have A/C. Before I added solar panels to RV roof, it also ensured I was topped up electrically for each new trip. VR, Mags
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Old 08-04-2015, 12:05 PM   #23
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You can leave the trailer plugged in all the time. If you do, be aware that some converter/chargers will boil the water from the battery. Check the battery periodically. Start with checking once a week. When you get familiar with how often you need to water the battery, you can extend the checking period. If you have a good charger/converter, you may only need water once a year. The WFCO charger/converter that came with our trailer did not do a good charging job, and we replaced it with a charger from Progressive Industries. Now no battery boiling issues.
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Old 08-04-2015, 12:31 PM   #24
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I leave mine plugged in also. The only problem could be if your converter is not the type made to stay plugged in. Some will overcharge the battery. Most of the new units are okay but it is a possibility.
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Old 08-04-2015, 12:33 PM   #25
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I keep plugged into a 30 amp receptacle with EMS protection and Progressive Industries multi-stage converter keeping the batteries at trickle charge. Only needed to add a tiny amount of distilled water to each cell for the year.
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Old 08-04-2015, 12:48 PM   #26
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There is no problem with keeping it plugged in. BUT, be sure to check the battery or batteries periodically for depletion of water. The small amp chargers built in to the power centers are not regulated and will use up water over time.
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Old 08-04-2015, 12:53 PM   #27
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I have kept trailers plugged in for over 20 years and never had a problem.
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Old 08-04-2015, 01:05 PM   #28
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Ours has been plugged in for 3.5 years, except when traveling and boondocking.....we have always had a surge gard, imo a must........if you don t have one, get one....sooner than later.....one bad plug in can bring headaches for many years.....as incorrect volts is cumulative damage wise good luck
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Old 08-04-2015, 01:07 PM   #29
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Yup. Plugged in 24/7 365, at least when she's at home.

I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend getting a power management system.
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Old 08-04-2015, 01:39 PM   #30
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Our MH stays plugged in in the driveway all the time we aren't traveling in it. A/C is running, fridge turned on, etc. We even set the front heat pump to automatically heat if needed (we're in Florida). Actually seems to keep everything inside a lot nicer, no smells, etc. I have heard of folks putting space heaters inside the unit and that can lead to some issues as they can put a pretty good load on an electrical system and are always a fire hazard.
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Old 08-04-2015, 01:44 PM   #31
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I am thinking about leaving the TT plugged into an outside GFI outlet on my house. I have done this for more that a week at different times, with no noticeable trouble. A buddy recently advised that I may burn up something.

I accept that the house could send a bad jolt to the rig, but still, short of that (no pun intended), Is there a danger? If I did that and kept the fridge on electric, does it stand to suffer?

I stopped doing this on my buddy's advise. Can anyone share caution/experience advise?

I leave mine plugged in all summer long. In the winter when I winterized it and cover it, I take the battery out and keep in the garage with a charger on it that keeps it up to snuff. Just check your fluid level in your battery periodically.
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Old 08-04-2015, 02:32 PM   #32
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Keep my MH plugged in from Sept to May. Start engine once a month and gen once a month under load. Have a 30 amp circuit for MH only. Have been doing this for about 4 years and never had to add water to batteries.
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Old 08-04-2015, 02:35 PM   #33
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Start engine once a month and gen once a month under load....
Hopefully at least some of those times you start it are for hitting the road!
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Old 08-04-2015, 02:43 PM   #34
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Just curious...For what purpose does anyone keep the RV plugged in at home?
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Old 08-04-2015, 02:53 PM   #35
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For me it's more because I'm to lazy to unplug it. Never had an issue with leaving it plugged in. Just watch the water level.


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Old 08-04-2015, 03:02 PM   #36
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Plugged in

We have always left our TT's plugged in while parked in our driveway. We also run a EVA-DRY de-humidifier in it. No problems, ever. We've done it with our R-POD and now our Micro-Lite.
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Old 08-04-2015, 03:04 PM   #37
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I have had mine plugged into 30A at the house for 10 years. No problems......
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Old 08-04-2015, 03:07 PM   #38
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The reason for plugging mine in is to keep the A/C running so to keep humidity and heat down inside the camper. I live in south Texas.
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Old 08-04-2015, 03:20 PM   #39
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Just curious...For what purpose does anyone keep the RV plugged in at home?
Because almost all trailers don't have a total battery disconnect switch people leave them plugged in to keep the battery from running down. Because the LP gas detector is hooked straight to the battery it will drain the battery down to nothing if the trailer is left un-plugged. Unhooking the battery will solve this but that's a lot of hassle,. easier to leave it plugged in. It will also keep the battery totally charged.

Some people leave their trailer plugged in because they might be running something inside like a dehumidifier or heater in the winter.
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Old 08-04-2015, 04:58 PM   #40
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365 7/24 but use 30amp plug and cord
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