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Old 10-09-2016, 02:59 PM   #1
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Battery care during storage

i store my rv for 5 months in the winter at a location far from where I live and there is no power at the storage facility.. i disconnect the batteries but last time my batteries were drained and one had to be replaced. Is there any way to avoid this?
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i store my rv for 5 months in the winter at a location far from where I live and there is no power at the storage facility.. i disconnect the batteries but last time my batteries were drained and one had to be replaced. Is there any way to avoid this?
You have already unhook them, why not just take them all home so you can maintain them over the winter months........and store them in a cool place..........
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i have to fly home.
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Well........that presents a real problem Don for sure........The only thing I can suggest is to locate someone near the storage place, maybe someone that also stores there and lives close by that would be willing to help you out and take care of your batteries for you........$$$ their way............also I would put them on a "Battery Tender" where ever they are stored.........with proper water levels........if you want them to last.

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I have stored batteries for 5 months many times.

Up here in NY, thousands of boats and RVs are stored, thru the winter, with batteries disconnected, year after year.

If you start with fully charged, good batteries and disconnect them, they will last 5 months and longer. I always separated all of them, in case 1 went bad, it wouldn't drag down the others.

Weak and failing batteries don't last and probably should have been replaced anyway.

If you only replaced one last spring, after having them all dead, expect to replace more this year.

Storing a discharged battery for less than a month, is a death sentence.
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Put solar panels on the roof to keep them charged while it's parked
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From one of the top battery manufactures: How to Store Your Batteries for the Winter | The Outrageously Dependable Blog

: We recommend keeping your batteries in a garage or storage facility where the temperature never falls below freezing during the winter

: Top off the charge monthly to lengthen its service life


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