<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by hrhuggie:.........
The questions I have are:
1) should I disconnect house and auto batteries for storage or just turn off the inverter? Will my solar panel (100 watt) still charge the batteries when the disconnect switch is in the off position? I found that the inverter does not get turned off just because I switch off the batteries.
2) I read in other threads about people refering to their Alpine "owners manual". When I received my Alpine I received two large folders full of information on the various systems (HWH, Hydro-hot, King dome, etc etc) but did not receive what I would consider an owners manual that speaks specifically to the coach itself. Should I be going back to the dealer asking for mine or are others talking about the folders I already have? ........ </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Since your coach is a 2007, you should be able to leave the Coach plugged into shore power 24/7 for as long as you want, but you need to check the battery water every 3 to 4 weeks while the coach is "in-storage". Your Solar Panel should charge the batteries all the time, even if the main disconnect is off. If you do not have 120 volt AC shore power available in your storage location, and you intend to store for more than two or three weeks, then you should disconnect the house and chasis batteries with their respective main disconnect switches. Some owners will remove their chasis battery (or batteries) to their homes (or a location with 120 volt AC) and attach a Battery Minder Pro or similar 4 stage charger to the chassis batteries until they are ready to take the coach out of long term storage. You should also treat your fuel if you are going to be in storage for over two months.
Most coach manufacturers provide a large "Binder" type manual that usually gives step by step instructions on using all the systems included with the coach as well as maintenance and winterizing , etc., etc., in addition to all the individual suppliers literature. I would ask your dealer about the "OWNERS MANUAL". Sometimes the "OWNERS MANUAL" is delayed for a few months if there is a substancial number of changes from the previous year model. Some Coach Manufacturers will even give you a previous years manual to use until the new manuals are available from the printers.
Good luck with your new coach! Glenn
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