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Old 09-25-2016, 12:43 PM   #1
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howdy. Getting ready soon to hibernate 2016 Shastars. it has 2 batteries. options: disconect the negative posts and leave batteries in their cases. or : remove batteries and put them on triklers. If the latter do i need a trickler for each battery? Advise please. Thanks
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Where are you located? Fully charged batteries, disconnected, should last the winter without fear of freezing. If you can store them in a garage or heated area, a single trickle charger should keep both at their peak, but if disconnected, it's really not needed 24/7. You could put them on a timer that only turned on the charger for an hour a day or less.
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we are in Utah. So if i put both batteries on one trikler do i put the positive trikler clamp on the positive post on battety number 1 and the negative trikler clamp on the negative post on battery number 2?
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we are in Utah. So if i put both batteries on one trikler do i put the positive trikler clamp on the positive post on battety number 1 and the negative trikler clamp on the negative post on battery number 2?
No, the two batteries need to be connected in parallel to the 2 batteries. Be sure to label all cables and take a photo of the set up as it is in the RV before removing the batteries.

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Are the batteries 6v or 12v? If 12v they should be in parallel. If 6v in series. Think of two 6v batteries in series as one 12v battery.
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2 batteries 12 volt each. so it is not clear to me how to hook up the positive and negative clamps of the trickle charges to the battery posts. This is all new to me. yes i see the drawing but do not understand it.
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The plus lead from the charger (probably a red clamp) goes to the plus terminal of battery 1. The negative lead (probably a black clamp) goes to the negative terminal of battery 1.

Then with a set of jumper cables or wires at least as thick in gauge as the wires on the charger, connect battery 1 plus to battery 2 plus terminal. Use the other wire to connect battery 1 negative terminal to battery 2 negative terminal.

The batteries really don't need to be on charge all the time since they will not be used. If you can, plug the charger into a timer set to only run about an hour a day. Once a month or so check that the water levels in the cells are up to the top, but a trickle charger really shouldn't 'boil' the batteries.
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ok now I get it so thanks to all for your help!
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