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Old 09-24-2012, 06:56 PM   #1
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Disconnect battery if seasonal?

Hi,

Do you disconnect your battery if you are a seasonal? We just signed a contract to be a seasonal camper next year and was wondering what I should do.

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Peter
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:05 PM   #2
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If you mean when its plugged in I would still use a battery. In the event of a power outage you can still run the frig and stuff. If you are leaving it there for the Winter and turning off the power then disconnect the battery. Disclaimer-I`m not a seasonal camper.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:42 PM   #3
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If ours is plugged in the batterys are hooked up. If we were to store without power then we would disconnect the batteries.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:47 PM   #4
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Thanks, wasn't sure if leaving it plugged in all season would over charge and damage the battery. Yes, I will be removing the battery for winter storage. Thanks again.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:32 PM   #5
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We spend 4 months parked in a campground in Florida and leave the batterys connected. IMHO it helps improve the service life of the batteries to keep a charge on them. I do the same with my motorcycles and tractor while we are in Florida (Keep a trickle charger on them at home). Only suggestion that I would add is to make sure you check that water level once a month.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:18 PM   #6
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If you are going to remove the battery be sure to keep it charged during the winter.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:36 PM   #7
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Thanks, wasn't sure if leaving it plugged in all season would over charge and damage the battery.....snip
I'm fairly confident that your 2011 G2 has a PD 3-stage converter/charger which will greatly minimize overcharging. Check the battery once a month during the season (and during winter storage when hooked to a battery tender) to insure that the cells are full of distilled water.

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Thanks too all, I appreciate it. This will be our first time being a seasonal, so I appreciate the comments and suggestions.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:53 PM   #9
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I have always disconnected and removed the battery from our TT and put it in our garage. I had read that doing this helped to prolong the life of the battery especially in very cold winter climates...and I'm here to tell you that -35 can really do a number to any kind of battery, especially one that's not being used daily like the one in a TT.
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I have always disconnected and removed the battery from our TT and put it in our garage. I had read that doing this helped to prolong the life of the battery especially in very cold winter climates...and I'm here to tell you that -35 can really do a number to any kind of battery, especially one that's not being used daily like the one in a TT.

-35 would do a number on me too!
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