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Old 05-22-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. My question is Do I keep my 2013 z1 21rd plugged in while at home? I've read several different opinions for different models. I bought a 110v adapter and have kept it plugged in since I bought it due to the radio and LP detector draw power all the time. Would hate to think I need to unhook battery every time I'm not camping.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:36 PM   #2
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Some campers come with a battery disconnect, or you could install one yourself if you don't wish to leave it plugged in. However, I really don't think it will hurt anything to keep it plugged in.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:07 PM   #3
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I have a Z1 291RL. I keep mine plugged in all the time. Have a dedicated 30 amp plug in I use. No problems yet.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:25 PM   #4
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Is keeping it plugged in at home the same as keeping it plugged in when you are on an extended camping trip?

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Old 05-22-2013, 02:13 PM   #5
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Plugged in is plugged in.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:17 PM   #6
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The only time mine is unpluged is when we are on the road.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:15 PM   #7
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I have heard discussions that indicate it is better for the refrigerator to leave it plugged in or on gas so it stays cold rather than turning it on and off.

The logic behind this is that turning it on and off creates a "heat cycle" of the coils that is far greater than what it expriences while running. This therman expansion and contraction of the coils may create stresses at the joints where these have been failing.

Mine is turned on in the early spring and not turned off until winterization.

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Old 05-23-2013, 12:47 AM   #8
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Thanks for the info. Makes since to me. I think after reading everyone's comments I've decided to leave it plugged in and keep an eye on battery water level. I'm unsure weather or not the inverter trickle charges so as not to overcharge battery. I'll have to look thru manual to find out for sure. Lord knows, it came with plenty of manuals to read thru!
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:44 AM   #9
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I have a 50 amp plug in my building so I keep mine plugged in all the time. I also heard that this could "boil" the water out of the battery but this has never happened.
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:30 PM   #10
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I am certainly no expert when it comes to campers as this is my first, but my understanding is the inverter takes into account the charge state of the battery and only does a trickle charge when fully charged.

My question is this, My outside fridge runs since installing my 30 amp service, great for storing beer in. ;&gt Should I set my inside fridge to run on electric when it is just setting?
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