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Old 08-18-2017, 07:47 AM   #1
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Storing DP.

I have 2003 beaver Monterey! Leaving for Europe for 7 weeks, need some help putting it in storage (open lot) I have one solar panel on top,and 4 battery's, do I disconnect the battery or leve them connected need advice. Thanks
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:19 AM   #2
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Sounds like a fun trip across the pond. Too bad the Beaver can't swim!

Where are you located? Is there any chance that you could get a deep freeze during that time and need to drain the water system?

For seven weeks, you are probably fine leaving the batteries connected with the solar panels providing trickle charging.
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Hi big in capacity is the solar panel? What part of the country being stored? What time of year?

Trying to determine if the solar panel will be adequate.
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:16 AM   #4
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I will be storing it in Ohio, I'm not worried about freezing I'm worried that my battery's would dye I do have 4 new house battery's ,and one battery panel
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How much solar do you have? The experts here (I'm not one) need to know that.
I have 400 watts of solar and 4-8D batteries and I don't know how much my Jenn Air refer/freezer takes to keep it running.
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We have a Store/Use button on the control panel with all the other systems. Putting it in "store" mode disconnects the house batteries. Ours sits stored for several months at a time this way with the shades down and tires covered.

Our MH is old and less $, so I imanage the Beaver's got something similar, but pulling off a physical cable would be safest if you aren't sure.
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I ment one solar panel
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Disconnect each system, house and chassis. There is nothing on your rig that needs power. Your batts wil be fresh when you return
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Disconnect each system, house and chassis. There is nothing on your rig that needs power. Your batts wil be fresh when you return
This will work fine as long as ALL and I mean ALL power is off. The safest thing is to disconnect the batteries, otherwise there are lots of small items that will still draw power if you simply turn off the ''systems.''
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Should I just turned off the main switches in battery compartment ? Thanks
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That should be it. You can test it after to see if anything comes on.
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i would disconnect the batteries via the disconnect switches in the coach - and be sure to turn off your inverter. Leave fridge and freezer doors open to eliminate forming of mold. We have stored like this for that length of time, returned to coach and turned on the batteries without a problem. The solar panel also helps keep them charged, but I would still recommend turning off the inverter for that length of time. Good luck have a great trip!
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Thanks pghbob . That is what I'm gonna do
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