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time2roll

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Posted: 03/14/21 05:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2oldman wrote:

New member after 17 years, wow. I agree with the other answers.
Could be a recent name change or something reset the post count to zero.


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A disconnect switch would be the right option to disconnect !!


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Posted: 03/15/21 05:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use a disconnect switch and a 100w panel on the roof to keep them topped off



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Posted: 03/15/21 06:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

All the calls for a trickle charger, I simply installed a total disconnect switch on our 5er. It could sit for 2 or more months, and I could still run the slides out and in.


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upgrade the converter section to a good quality 4 stage charger and leave it plugged in. my 6V batterys are 15 years old, and just starting to show there age now, and I have left it plugged in year round when its not in use.

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Posted: 03/15/21 08:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

StirCrazy wrote:

upgrade the converter section to a good quality 4 stage charger and leave it plugged in. my 6V batterys are 15 years old, and just starting to show there age now, and I have left it plugged in year round when its not in use.

Steve


Some may want to disconnect from the power grid to eliminate the risks of power failure, converter failure and voltage spikes from lightning.





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Posted: 03/15/21 11:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My trailer sits in its shed with power so I disconnect battery and every 2-3 weeks and plug the charger in. I'm in and out of the shed daily so no problems for me to use it this way.


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Maybe I should of added the fact that I have dual batteries....if I added solar would it charge both?.....I have a Furrion plug in front


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I'm probably guilty of overkill, but when we get home, I take my batteries out of the trailer and put them in the garage and hook up to a BatteryMinder Plus. We tend to take a trip every six weeks or so throughout the year.

Supposedly, the BatteryMinder Plus keeps the batteries in top condition. Don't know if that's really true, but it's what I've done for the last ten years or so.


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elroseo wrote:

Maybe I should of added the fact that I have dual batteries....if I added solar would it charge both?.....I have a Furrion plug in front


Yes it will. They are wired in parallel. Which gives you 12V but double the amp hours.


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