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Old 08-30-2011, 07:25 AM   #1
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Question Winter Storage of Batteries

We have a 1997 Rexhall Rolls Air (purchased in May/11) and live in Saskatchewan. I will be parking my MH for the winter. What do most people do with their batteries. I thought i should remove them all and put them in my garage and charge them periodically throughout out the winter. Does anyone simply plug in the MH through winter and let the built in charge look after things. I have a Trace Inverter which I believe also has a battery charger in it

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Old 08-30-2011, 07:33 AM   #2
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I pull mine out and store in my basement, for my peace of mind not to mention $$. I had stored my house batteries in my garage because I was going to replace them in the spring anyway, they did bulge in the garage. Northern Ohio area

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Old 08-30-2011, 08:34 AM   #3
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I stored my MH and toad for two winters in Anchorage, no power at the storage yard. I charged everything fully and disconnect the ground cable on all batteries, six 6v, 12v chassis and the toad. That was in '07 and '08, all are still going strong.
The colder it is the lower the self discharge rate.
Most RV batteries live a long and useful life, some are murdered.
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:09 AM   #4
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I store mine in the motor home plugged in.. Did this for like 3 years when it was parked over-winter here in Michigan, Kept 'em fully charged (Progressive Dynmics 9180 with wizard) and no problems.

Now I store them in the motor home..... in South Carolina.. Still plugged in (most of the time)
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:24 AM   #5
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We are part owners of a commercial peach orchard in CO that has several pieces of equipment with batteries that we pull for the winter. We use a BatteryMinder that will keep four batteries float charged all winter.
You can see it HERE.
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