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AllegroD

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Posted: 06/10/20 08:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Have always done that in one form or another. As previously noted, you'll need to verify you have a converter that won't overcharge your batteries. Regardless what converter you have, its a good idea to keep an eye on your batteries water/acid level and occasionally top it off when its plugged in all the time.

When I lived in an apartment temporarily about 2 years ago and could not keep it plugged up to power, I had to make it a point to crank up the generator and run it for an hour or two about once a week to keep the batteries charged. If I did not, the house batteries would drain and have issues.

Every house I've owned (total of 3 now), one of the first things I've done is had an electrician install an RV outlet for the Motorhome. We just moved last month back to NC, and just had a 30 amp outlet installed at the new house here. Would have preferred a 50 amp like had at the previous house in Georgia, but that proved way too costly.

If you just want to keep the batteries charged and won't need to run air conditioners inside, then there is no need to install a 30 or 50 amp outlet - You can just use adapters to plug into a regular 110V outlet. Did that for a while, too, before I got the RV outlet installed. However, here in the South where it gets really hot in the summer, I like to be able to run the air conditioners when loading/unloading the Motorhome or working on stuff inside it, in which case you need a 30 or 50 amp outlet.d


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ArchHoagland wrote:

Mine has been plugged in by my house for 12 years. So far, so good.


You need to check your batteries for water once a month or so.
Are you on the same set of batteries for the last 12 years?

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Posted: 06/12/20 02:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just put in AGM batteries several months ago. Have replaced the batteries about every five years as preventive maintenance.

Never had a battery failure so far but I was tired of always having to add water.


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whether in storage or at home it has plugged in continually for 18 years.


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Mine stays plugged in all the time. Keeps the batteries charged. Plus I start it every so often and hang out in it and watch TV, you know, to give the misses a break. I did lose the start battery, found a parasitic drain that killed it. Found a stupid relay under the sofa that went to the DC TV's once upon a time. It was still energized. I unplugged it, no problem.

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