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Old 04-06-2009, 02:57 PM   #1
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Is there a problem if I hit the coach battery disconnect and physically disconnect the chassis batteries for a couple/few weeks? We have a 2005 Journey, 350 Cat, are part timers and our coach and chassis batteries are continuously going flat (due to my neglect). Thanks in advance...
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:29 PM   #2
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Is there a problem if I hit the coach battery disconnect and physically disconnect the chassis batteries for a couple/few weeks? We have a 2005 Journey, 350 Cat, are part timers and our coach and chassis batteries are continuously going flat (due to my neglect). Thanks in advance...
Mine are disconnected every time it is stored, regardless of the duration, for just the reason you mentioned. I exercise all the systems every month at which time I activate them and then disconnect after use.
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Thanks Denny & K... Reckon that's what I'll do from now on and hopefully save a few bucks..
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:11 PM   #4
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Is there a problem if I hit the coach battery disconnect and physically disconnect the chassis batteries for a couple/few weeks? We have a 2005 Journey, 350 Cat, are part timers and our coach and chassis batteries are continuously going flat (due to my neglect). Thanks in advance...
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I believe disconnecting the batteries is what most manufacturers suggest when stored either short term or long term if AC power is not available. Batteries should be stored in a fully charged state. Also, you mentioned yours continually go flat so you need to verify they are still good. Although they appear to be fully charged they may have a bad cell or two.
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:24 PM   #5
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I hit the disconnect switches for both house and chassis batteries everytime the Journey goes back to the storage lot. The only time I leave the batteries turned on is a day or so before a trip when we fire up the refrigerator to start it cooling down.
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If possible you should use a trickle or solar charger to keep your batteries from sulfating when in storage for extended periods. This will greatly extend the battery life.
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