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Old 04-04-2013, 07:56 PM   #1
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Battery Maintenance

My TT has dual Interstate batteries. There will be times the trailer will not be in use 2-4 Weeks at a time. How should I keep my batteries maintained? Should I keep them at home and trickle charge them all the time when not in use?
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:54 PM   #2
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If your unit is parked where you can keep it on power you should be OK. If not as long as nothing in your unit is turned on 2-4 weeks should not be a problem. Good luck and great camping!
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If your unit is parked where you can keep it on power you should be OK. If not as long as nothing in your unit is turned on 2-4 weeks should not be a problem. Good luck and great camping!
No power at the storage facility. I was thinking about disconnecting the batteries so I know for certain they wont get drained.

Thanks for the reply.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:04 PM   #4
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I use a battery disconnect switch. When i put it in storage in between camping trips. Here is a picture of what i use. There are quite a few on the market to choose from.
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A lot of newer TT have a disconnect switch. If yours doesn't have one it would be a good idea to add one. If you have a older TT with very few parasitic draws you may be able to make it that long between charges. But, a disconnect would go a long way toward making you feel more comfortable.
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X3 for a disconnect switch. If your batteries are in good condition they should hold their charge for at least 3-4 months when disconnected.
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3x on the disconnect switch. The one pictured is the one I had on my last vintage Class A.
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Thanks for the thoughts on the disconnect switch. Good Idea.
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