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Old 10-22-2019, 02:05 PM   #1
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Winterizing:Plug in, out, switches off, on???

So we have winterized the coach and returned it to the barn. We have 30 amp in the barn. Should we leave plugged in to combat the parasitic battery drains or should we turn off the chassis and coach batteries? Or should we leave the coach batteries on and the chassis off or vice/versa? what is the proper way to store when there is power available?
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So we have winterized the coach and returned it to the barn. We have 30 amp in the barn. Should we leave plugged in to combat the parasitic battery drains or should we turn off the chassis and coach batteries? Or should we leave the coach batteries on and the chassis off or vice/versa? what is the proper way to store when there is power available?

I store plugged in. But, I keep a little heat going to keep moisture from being an issue inside over the winter months. This is done with a couple Stor-Dry dehumidifiers
that are used on boats to keep moisture under control. These use very little power and work nicely to move a little warm air in the rig.

You may not have the moisture issue I do here in Western Washington State. It also keeps the batteries up while the rig is sitting unused. I do check the water level on the batteries monthly while stored this way.
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I leave mine in the barn and plugged into 30 amp, all switches are left on. 10 years and no problems.

I do leave a window and roof vent open.
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Here in south Texas, we donít have to winterize in most cases, but I would concur that if the 30 amp connection is there, use it. We store ours indoors and its plugged into 50 amp all the time.
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I do not plug in. But I do attach two trickle chargers to the battery banks. I put it away fully charged. In the spring they are fully charged when I start it. This way I am not cooking out the water.
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So we have winterized the coach and returned it to the barn. We have 30 amp in the barn. Should we leave plugged in to combat the parasitic battery drains or should we turn off the chassis and coach batteries? Or should we leave the coach batteries on and the chassis off or vice/versa? what is the proper way to store when there is power available?
Most that store with no electricity would give their eye teeth for power. I would keep it plugged in myself & certainly not unhook batteries.
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Thanks everyone, the consensus is to leave plugged in but watch the battery water and that is what we will do. Thanks again!
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