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Old 11-07-2017, 05:46 AM   #1
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Batteries in winter

Getting ready to move Monty to covered storage for the winter.
There is no power there, and was wondering if I should pull the batteries and bring home. Have dealt with deep cycles in bass boat for years but always at home and I could charge monthly.
Is there anything I should know as far as hydraulics, 6 point system?
I plan to level with tires on wood blocks (gravel floor) then remove batteries?
Anything else? We're real green on the 5th wheel world.
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:35 AM   #2
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I pull battery out and put a battery tender on it. If you leave in the camper there will still be a draw on it and will drain it in less than a month.
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:36 AM   #3
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Unhook it and get a solar charger. Tractor supply sells them.
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Old 11-09-2017, 04:57 PM   #4
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I take the batteries out and put them in garage where I can put on charger once in a while. I assume you have opened drains and put antifreeze in the p-traps for winter.
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Old 11-10-2017, 04:32 AM   #5
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Like already said, there's still a draw in them with that so called 'disconnect' switch disconnected. If you take the positive lead off that goes to the coach, they will be totally disconnected and will be fine if starting out fully charged. There's still a slight internal discharge over time, but that would be negligible over three months or four months. Damage to them occurs when the fluid is less acidic (discharged) and freezes.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:04 PM   #6
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If no 120V is available and you can,t get to it monthly to plug in a career then take the Batts. Home
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