Post-Covid and post Covid-stroke, I am finding this still new to me travel trailer makes for an interesting retirement focus of activity. I certainly need the challenge, but the nature of the beast gives rise to lots of time sitting and looking and thinking while sipping something.
The upshot us that I have an increasing list of questions to drive mining of the information at the various boards on this forum. Thanks as always to those of you who constitute the brain trust. Now to the topic...
My really big questions have to do with electricity. My knowledge of things electrical are scant, but I do know that if I accidentally let all of the smoke out of the system, it tells me I have just created big problems!
About the solar panel and keeping the battery charged -
I want to avoid cooking the battery. Did that once years ago on a motorcycle battery, because the old-school trickle charger didn't shut off (at full charge) like the newer ones do.
So (1) how can I tell if the onboard trickle charger shuts off automatically?
And (2) (assuming it does not), what are my options for adding a manual shutoff so the trickle charger does not fry the battery in my travel trailer?
Direction, information, genuine wisdom, and/or links to videos will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,