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Old 07-16-2012, 08:40 AM   #1
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RT 170 winter storage

Researching the 2003 RT 170, looked at the owner's manual. Found that the house batteries need to be plugged in or recharged by running the generator for 12 hours once a month! (or driving, how long?). How do you handle this?

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Old 07-16-2012, 08:24 PM   #2
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Just keep in mind that the batteries need to be under a watchful eye if you are leaving them hooked to a charger as they will need water. Using a Float Charger works well and keeps them maintained charge wise but you still have to monitor the water. I own 2 motorhomes but they are stored at my house so its easy to service/maintain the batteries. Harbor Freight sells the Float Charger for under $10.

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Old 07-28-2012, 10:46 AM   #3
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I have a Trimetric meter in my 170, and if the batteries get to 90%, they usually get to 100% after only 30 minutes of driving.

This is with two (2) Lifeline AGM batteries with very low resistance so they charge fast. Lead acid batteries may take longer.

Get a Trimetric !
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