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Old 01-09-2016, 10:21 AM   #2951
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So my 5er is winterized and just stilling.
Its plugged in through my outlet on the side of the house (which seems to do nothing for the batter)
its under a foot of snow but I shovels around the landing gear and the wheels and tires...

Is there anything I should look into doing to it?
I know I am going to do a full spray wash this spring but this being my maiden year I am curious to what you all would recommend
I don't recall your rig type but most modern converters will keep the battery in good shape if powered up. Check the water levels and don't let it go or your battery may be damaged. All you should need at the end is a good wash, inspection of the roof seams and a check of all systems.

We don't have a off season where we are but still do it on a regular basis. Tomorrow I drop mine off at the dealer for a re-pack of the wheel bearings and brake inspection. I have that done every other year.
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Old 01-09-2016, 10:34 AM   #2952
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Good information here. I'll double check it. I brought it in and mentioned the battery and they said it checked out on the voltage side but I am skeptical given the temps and weather we have had.
Thanks for the heads up. Don't feel like replacing a battery already
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Old 01-09-2016, 06:35 PM   #2953
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Installed a second Group 24 battery. A little bit of a squeeze to get them both in place - probably should have looked for a single battery box - but everything worked out fine. Just wanted a little bit of extra in case we run into a night or two without hook-ups in between destinations. We did fine this last season with just the one, but we are planning to be on the road more this next season so it seemed like a prudent addition.
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Not directly to the Jayco, but I made reservations for another trip! Will probably be second to last trip until late April or early May. Means I get to go pick her up from storage tonight or tomorrow!
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:37 PM   #2955
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Towed in 17 miles to the dealer for work.
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My battery is dead AGAIN. How do I add a second battery to disperse the load being drawn?
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Not directly to the Jayco, but I made reservations for another trip! Will probably be second to last trip until late April or early May. Means I get to go pick her up from storage tonight or tomorrow!
Always a good day when you get to pick up the TT!!! I'm excited just to pick mine up for inspection next month.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:54 PM   #2958
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My battery is dead AGAIN. How do I add a second battery to disperse the load being drawn?
Cody, if your battery is not holding a charge, it has to be either the battery, connections or the converter is not charging it. No reason for it to go dead with ac power sitting unused.
I would have that battery tested again or check or have checked the charging output of the converter.

IMO adding another battery in parallel will not help this problem.
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Thanks for the heads up. I'll schedule an apt with service. They put a year warranty on it from the date of sale
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Took her down to the dealer for some 1st year punchlist items.
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