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Old 01-30-2015, 01:43 PM   #1
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battery winter storage?

New Zinger owner,used to be Cougar owner. I notice Zinger battery is very accessible (Cougar Not). Anyway I was wondering if I should remove battery and store at home for the next 6-8 weeks?
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Old 01-30-2015, 02:07 PM   #2
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If you have access to electricity where the camper is, (I take you have it in storage) You could hook up a battery minder to it.
Other wise if you don't have a battery disconnect you might be better off either bringing it home or at the very least disconnect the battery cables.

http://www.batterymart.com/p-battery...p-charger.html

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Old 01-30-2015, 02:56 PM   #3
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Since I have our TT stored at home I leave it plugged in all the time so the battery stays charged through the converter. I do check the water level every couple of weeks and top it off as necessary. Been doing this for several years with no problems. Enjoy your new trailer.
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:22 AM   #4
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If only 6-8 weeks, leave it.

I pull mine for the winter since it is 6 months.
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Old 02-02-2015, 12:28 PM   #5
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I bring mine in every winter and put it in my garage on wood and keep a battery maintainer on it.
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:49 PM   #6
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In the past with my old trailer I would pull the battery out and put the battery tender on it in the garage. This year I decided to run an extension cord into the battery compartment and put the charger on it there. This way if I need to open the slides or use the trailer in the event of a power outage it's ready to go.
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Old 02-04-2015, 01:47 PM   #7
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I bring mine in and charge in the Garage. (PLEASE REMEMBER (WHITE is (-) and BLACK is (+) when Reconnecting)) Biggest mistake made every year come spring, Just watch the forums...
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(PLEASE REMEMBER (WHITE is (-) and BLACK is (+) when Reconnecting)) Biggest mistake made every year come spring, Just watch the forums...
Good advice. Another way to remember is to think of your house wiring. Black is the "hot" wire. White is "neutral" or negative in this case.

Another good thing to remember is if it plugs into an outlet you are using 120 or shore power. If it "switches" lights etc, it is 12v. It's a concept that many folks forget. It tripped me up several times too.
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Red nail polish on the end of the pos wire and connector...
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Red nail polish on the end of the pos wire and connector...

X2---or, red tape.
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