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Old 09-18-2016, 10:14 PM   #1
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I am able to store my 05 southwind at home and have shore power available. What is the right way to store?
1) Do I plug in to shore power, its only 15 amp dont touch the disconnect switches?
2) Do I switch the disconnect switches to off/on where there is no power to the house nor power to start the engine and plug into shore power?
3) Do I turn the house and starting battery switches off so theres no power to both and dont plug into shore power?

Or whats the best way to preserve my batteries.

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Mine is beside the stick house, plugged into a 30 amp circuit. Inverter off and everything else running including the household refer. Did the same with the previous DSDP and the OEM batteries lasted 10 years.
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I am able to store my 05 southwind at home and have shore power available. What is the right way to store?
1) Do I plug in to shore power, its only 15 amp dont touch the disconnect switches?
2) Do I switch the disconnect switches to off/on where there is no power to the house nor power to start the engine and plug into shore power?
3) Do I turn the house and starting battery switches off so theres no power to both and dont plug into shore power?

Or whats the best way to preserve my batteries.

Thanks
The worst thing you can do for your batteries is let them run down. A 15A service will operate the converter to keep the batteries fully charged. Leave the house switch turned on. Check the water level in the batteries at least every two months. You Do Not want to let them run low to exposes the cells. Check the battery voltage when plugged in, you should see 13.6 to 13.8 volts DC Maximum.
Mine is plugged in 24/7 when not on the road. Batteries are going on six years old and doing fine.
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