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Old 07-31-2016, 01:58 PM   #1
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Plug it it or not? That is the question.

While keeping your tt parked at home for 2-3 weeks between trips. Do you plug in the trailer the whole time or only a couple days before hand? Thanks


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Old 07-31-2016, 02:03 PM   #2
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Mine stays plugged in for long stretches.

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Old 07-31-2016, 02:11 PM   #3
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Mine stays plugged in so that the fridge stays cold and I have 120v there when I need it, except that I turn OFF the breaker on the 120v to 12v charger to the battery, and the battery is maintained through my solar panels, which do a much better job of topping-off and "floating", as necessary.
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Old 07-31-2016, 02:16 PM   #4
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We have always kept ours setup level with slides out and plugged in with ac or heat as required.
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Old 07-31-2016, 02:19 PM   #5
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Plugged in full time while parked at home. Converter does a good job of maintaining the batteries whether full charge, topping off, maintaining, or desulfating. In the almost the 2 years I've had the MH I haven't had to add water and I check it often.
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Old 07-31-2016, 02:20 PM   #6
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We keep ours plugged in. According to service guy at Jayco dealership he said it was fine to keep it plugged in.
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Old 07-31-2016, 02:25 PM   #7
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I unplug ours and disconnect the battery when we are not using it. It takes seconds to reconnect the battery and to run the cord to power when we are getting ready for a trip. Why waste the power and run up your electric bill.
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Old 07-31-2016, 02:26 PM   #8
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Left ours plugged in 24/7 over the last 39 years when parked at home.
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Old 07-31-2016, 02:33 PM   #9
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I plug mine in April 1st. We run about 18 weekend-warrior type trips between April and November. Unplugged when it is winterized.

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Old 07-31-2016, 03:36 PM   #10
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Mine is plugged into a 20 amp receptacle when parked. I keep the battery hooked up year round. Being plugged in allows me to use anything I need in the RV anytime, except the A/C.


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