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camp104

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Posted: 06/08/21 06:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I keep my RV on 50 amp when I am home. sometimes for 3 to 4 months. How many of you do this?

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Posted: 06/08/21 06:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don’t travel anymore and mine has been plugged in for four years and will remain that way. I still live in it full-time even though I am not traveling.


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Posted: 06/08/21 06:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mine is not plugged in. I maintain the battery bank, and starter battery via solar.

If you don't have solar, then get a dollar store timer and power the RV for one hour per day.


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My ride is a 28 foot Class C, 256 watts solar, soon to have SiO2 batteries, 3000 watt Magnum hybrid inverter, Sola Basic Autoformer, Microair Easy Start.

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Posted: 06/08/21 06:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Unless we're traveling ours sits in the garage, plugged in, 24/7.


There are 24 hours in every day - it all depends on how you choose to use them.
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Posted: 06/08/21 06:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use to swear by staying plugged in BUT I was always dealing with battery issues no matter how smart the inverter/charger thought it was(ie...over charging). Then one day, one of my 8D batteries exploded....what a mess, no damage but still quite a cleanup. I now use a battery tender and have so for roughly 5 years now and I couldnt be happier. Batteries, both house and chassis are always ready to go.


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Only plugged in when in use or to charge batteries once a month. I don’t trust the converter to not over charge and boil batteries dry.

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Bought trailer new in Oct 2013. Installed 1 24 series for generator starting and 2 series 29 batteries for house use. The trailer has been plugged in everyday since new unless camping without power ( probably 12 to 20 days per year). I check water in batteries once a year. All 3 still going strong. With todays technology, overcharged batteries should not be an issue.

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Posted: 06/08/21 07:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We're fulltime RV'ers, and the only time we're not plugged in to shorepower is when we're underway between campsites. Even then we often have the generator running to power the A/C units and/or my wife's medical equipment. We used to boondock fairly often, but my wife's medical issues pretty much ended that except for one spot where we can keep the generator running 24/7 if needed without annoying anyone.


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Posted: 06/08/21 10:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

when i store it at home it's plugged in 24/7. when we're snowbirding jn AZ it's plugged in 24/7 for months. what's your issue, OP?


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Always plugged in, and in summer frig running also 24/7.


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