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Old 11-02-2013, 01:28 AM   #1
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Winterized, but still powered up

Looking for some feedback on leaving the RV plugged in to the 50amp service for the next 4 months of non use. I have done this before with no issues but just wondering if I should change my practice.

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Old 11-02-2013, 03:04 AM   #2
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Mine is in that way right now. I have winterized it and the DW cleaned out all the food from the camper. I am going to clean off the roof next weekend and bring in the slides.
The Last 2 Winters my old TT was plugged in for about half the winter. It was our guest house over Christmas. The only thing I found out that I did not like about leaving it plugged in was that the cord gets frozen to the ground.
I will probably disconnect it unless I need it for a guest house this year.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:59 AM   #3
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Thanks for the vote of confidence. My RV is on a permanent site year round. It has been winterized, food cleaned out, inside cleaned really good and the slides brought in. It's only an hour from home so we do go up for the day during the winter some so it is much easier to keep it plugged up. Just waiting on March.
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:30 AM   #4
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edit- on reflection, maybe you don't have batteries on a park model?

You don't mention batteries.
Check them regularly for proper electrolyte level.
Top up with distilled water when necessary.
You can get a feel for how often to do this by how often they need water.
If you go all winter and they are still OK then check them each spring and
fall and you should be ok.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:26 AM   #5
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There are some interesting threads here about how the WFCO Converters don't go into float mode and will boil your battery dry. Upgrade to a Progressive Dynamics or keep a close eye on them.
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