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Old 12-15-2017, 12:41 PM   #1
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Question Plugged in for winter?

This question is aimed mostly for those who live in the snow and cold belt.

How many leave their camper's battery in the camper and keep the camper plugged into an electrical outlet?

Will keeping it plugged in cause any damage to converter/charger or battery?
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Old 12-15-2017, 03:07 PM   #2
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I leave the batteries in, but I take the cables off and put one of these on.

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...2201_200332201

I have done this for years. In fact I just bought another one for the JD. They're on sale now. A lot better price then when I bought the first one.
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Old 12-15-2017, 06:28 PM   #3
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We have a 50 amp service for the trailer and it is plugged in 100% of the time except when on the road and have not had any issues so far. I did replace the crappy batteries it came with the first year. We head out there just to watch a movie every once in a wile in the winter with some adult beverages.
Our previous MH was also plugged in for about 8 years and only replaced the coach batteries once.

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Old 12-15-2017, 07:09 PM   #4
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I have taken the battery out for the winter. This year I purchased a battery conditioner at Costco and connected it to the battery. We will see how it does come spring
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Old 12-15-2017, 08:27 PM   #5
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I remove the battery and keep it in my basement on a 2 x 4 . I charge it every 3 or 4 months. WE get -40 to -50 C temp. here in the winter. Baby its cold out side . Got a white Christmas!
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Old 12-15-2017, 08:40 PM   #6
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I also bring my battery into the heated garage for the winter and stick a 3 amp battery maintainer on every month for the few minutes it takes to bring back to full charge.
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Old 12-17-2017, 06:07 AM   #7
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I have left my battery hooked up and trailer plugged in the last 3 years. So far no issues and I am Philadelphia PA
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My unit stays inside a building when not in use. I winterize and then I have a battery disconnect switch. I do plug in at times during the winter to boost the battery. Donít know if it helps or not. Iíve owned campers for 20 years and thatís how Iíve always done it.
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All full timers leave theirs plugged in all the time...
with the correct 3 stage charger, that's the best way, just check the water periodically.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:19 AM   #10
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All full timers leave theirs plugged in all the time...
with the correct 3 stage charger, that's the best way, just check the water periodically.

Full timers have to leave their rig plugged in all the time. It's being used.
But, they're set up where it's warm and sunny, not up north here where it's cold with nothing being used, like Mark was talking about.
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