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Old 01-08-2011, 11:16 AM   #1
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This has probably been asked before, but here it is again, I have had the rig winterized and don't use it during the winter months, The fridge is turned off and left open a drop to allow it to breath. The question is do I leave it pluged in to keep the batteries charging. I have a dual Battery setup. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:23 AM   #2
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When not in use I disconnect the battery and use a Battery Tender to maintain a charge on the battery. I think it saves wear and tear on the converter.
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:33 AM   #3
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lou,

i keep mine plug in year round. l also shut myrefridgerator off and leave the doors open. no problems here.
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:02 PM   #4
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+1 on the battery tender and disconnecting the battery (s).

Most factory converter/ chargers are not 4 stage and will boil the battery dry over the winter.
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:30 PM   #5
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rick i'm going on my 4th year wth ths trailer and my batterys are dong just fine. i still can go 2-3 days dry campingbefore i need to use my generator. i have three freinds that livein my town that do the same thing. i dont think i matters but...we all ha 30 or 50 amp power supply from our houses.(one freind is a electriction)
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:46 PM   #6
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I keep mine connected to a Battery Tender but do not disconnect the battery. The BT is directly connected to the power supply via an extension cord. The RV's power cord is not connected, hence, the converter is not connected. 'Fridge door left ajar.
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:20 PM   #7
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I use to pull the batteries and bring them in the garage. This year they are in the rig. I purchased a Battery minder. Wish I had done this years ago.


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

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Old 01-08-2011, 11:47 PM   #8
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Plugged in year round, not a problem yet.
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:59 AM   #9
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Ours has been pluged in for two years, No issues yet.
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:46 PM   #10
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I leave mine plugged in also year round fridge is open.



I also changed my converter to the Progressive Dynamics 3 stage converter with the charge wizard pendant. It doesnt boil the battery over the winter,and keepsit nice and charged up.Edited by: fixit5561
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