Originally Posted by RMRoper
Typically I check the water in the batteries every 4-6 weeks in the summer. Take them out during winter and periodically charge them if necessary.
Now the question: We will be living in the 5th wheel for 5 months down in Florida. Will the shore power run everything (AC included) if I engage the battery cutoff switch so I can remove the batteries, check the water, and recharge if water is added?
Thanks for your help.
How often and how much water are you adding? My first year, while I was having converter issues I added water a number of times. After replacing my converter (warranty) I might have topped off the batteries every other year, maybe every 3 or 4 years. I just replaced that 9 year old battery.
I know lots of people (seasonal), that do not have a battery, been parked like that for years. Downfall, if you do not have a battery, and you loose shore power, none of your 12 items work, including the lights.
When I disconnect my battery leads, I pull my inline fuse at my battery first, it eliminates the spark. I do this more to protect the converter from accidently grounding out the positive battery lead.
In an open battery bay there is not enough hydrogen gas to cause an explosion issue. Just leave the door open for a minute or two and the gas will dissipate.