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Old 01-30-2016, 10:33 AM   #1
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M y journey has sit for the winter.Now the batteries are run down.Is it best to get me a trickle charger or can i just plug it up or best to take the batteries off for the winter? THanks
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Run down or stone dead ?

Run down, plug it in.

Stone dead, hook up a tricke charger and hope they come back.

The worst thing for a battery is to sit dead. Some never recover.

Was it below freezing during storage ? If the batteries are dead the acid can freeze, causing internal damage.

It is best to unhook the batteries for long (3 weeks or more ) storage.
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It has been cold.I hooked up the charger about a hour.I will see what will do?they are allready coming up. THanks
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Where they are in series will they all charge in one or u i need to charge one at a time? THanks
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Only 2 batteries will be in series if they are 6 volt. You need to charge them as a pair if using a 12 volt charger.

12 volt batteries are in parallel. They can be charged together.

All batteries need to be tested separately.
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they are all 12 volts. THanks
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I had an 06 Journey for a few years. Don't know if yours is the same but mine had a disconnect next to the radiator. It's orange and stands out when looking through the rear grille. When turned off, everything was off. It would sit all winter and still showed over 11 volts in the spring. (in Michigan)
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I will look for that disconnect thanks.I just got this rv last year used it 3or4 times.It sit for a month and wouldnt start.It has got cold here but not real cold.
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I will look for that disconnect thanks.I just got this rv last year used it 3or4 times.It sit for a month and wouldnt start.It has got cold here but not real cold.
Mine would do the same. I just got in the habit of shutting it off if it was going to sit for a couple weeks or more. My Journey was a fantastic mh.
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