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Old 11-15-2011, 08:34 PM   #15
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And... another thing I forgot to mention about the BatteryMinder® 12248; it can charge up to 6 batteries at a time. And, no, I don't work for them, I just know a good product.

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Old 11-16-2011, 09:14 AM   #16
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Ranger Bob...you are getting lots of advice, much of which, although given with good intentions, is not applicable to your coach. You have a nice 2012 rig, you should be able to plug it in and leave it alone...that's what I do. However, to be sure you have all the bases covered call Tiffin and get the correct information from the correct source.

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Old 11-16-2011, 10:59 PM   #17
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to set the record straight...i own a 1993 airstream 36' land yacht with a brand new Parralax converter installed five months ago. most of you with your 2004 plus Tiffins or whatever just cant understand how good these things really are. My unit was built in a time when making people happy with their purchase was number one. Yours are built in the interest of simply making payroll one more week. One of the few products I know of in which older is better is motorhomes. Just ask Fleetwood, Country Coach, Monaco or Harney what it is really all about. I bought perfect. You bought built-in problems due to cost cutting. I'll blow the horn when I pass you on the road waiting for road srvice.
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Sadly, there is much truth in what you say. Probably the only thing that will change the "General Motors Mentality" in the RV industry is if the Japanese start getting into the market.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:53 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Ranger Bob View Post
I just picked up my 2012 Phaeton 40 QTH and will store it in a fully enclosed unheated/uncooled garage
with 30 amp power available. How do I keep the house batteries charged and in good shape. Do I just plug it in and let it be. I am a new rv person and need help please.
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We are full-timers. Our coach is plugged in 24/7 except when we are on the road. The 3-stage charger on our inverter (Tripp Lite) does not cook the batteries.

Check the water level in the batteries, plug the coach in and it should be fine. You may want to check the water level in the batteries once or twice during the winter just as a precaution.

Our on-board charger does not charge the chassis battery, so I use a BatteryMinder on it any time we stop for more than a month or so, such as when we stay in Florida for 3 months for the winter.
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Sadly, there is much truth in what you say. Probably the only thing that will change the "General Motors Mentality" in the RV industry is if the Japanese start getting into the market.
Bluepill, Right on..
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My 07 Phaeton was the first year Tiffin starting putting Battery Minders in as standard equip. You should confirm you have one. The inverter handles the house, and the BM takes care of the chassis. Check the water levels if you're comfortable remembering. Otherwise, get a Pro-Fill system with the squeeze pump:
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And... another thing I forgot to mention about the BatteryMinder® 12248; it can charge up to 6 batteries at a time. And, no, I don't work for them, I just know a good product.
The only problem with charging all at once is that if one goes bad you will not know which one is the bad one.

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