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Old 03-22-2019, 08:22 AM   #1
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Which way is better when in storage? Keep batteries disinconnected or plugged into power to allow trickle charge?
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Old 03-22-2019, 09:10 AM   #2
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If trickle charge is an option, that is the way I would go.
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Old 03-22-2019, 09:20 AM   #3
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We are part timers. We do have power at the storage facility. The only time mine is not plugged in is when on the road.
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Old 03-22-2019, 09:24 AM   #4
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I do not plug our Monty into shore power for storage. I use a Battery Tender Plus and have not had a problem in 8 years. They keep the battery charged but does not overcharge like a regular battery charged can do. They are available at Walmart or parts store and have a light system so a quick glance lets you know what is going on.

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Old 03-22-2019, 09:56 AM   #5
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Before we went full time we always kept power to the rig.
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Old 03-22-2019, 10:19 AM   #6
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Trickle if you got em, else disconnect at battery
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Old 03-22-2019, 01:50 PM   #7
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I have 2 group 27 batteries. A REAL battery disconnect was installed. Batteries have held a charge for 3 months when disconnected. It would be easier to take the generator and charger to them if they go down more than 20%.
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Old 03-22-2019, 02:57 PM   #8
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If you can keep it plugged in that is the best way. And welcome to the MOC from Washington St.
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