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Old 10-27-2016, 03:32 PM   #1
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I have a 2006 Fleetwood Pioneer with new batteries is it better to keep them hooked up to electric power, leave them in with out power or take them out. The rv will be in storage for about 6 months
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I would keep the coach plugged into shore power to keep the battery(s) charged. In the event you have a major lose of power, you can use it to live in temporarily. If the power is out for more than a couple days, you would want a small generator to keep the battery(s) charged.
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And make sure your rig will charge both the house and chassis batteries; mine only charges the house. I have to put a trickle charger on the chassis and throw the disconnect switch to remove the 5amps of parasitic drain. My chassis batteries are two 12v so I connect the maintainer + to one batt, - to the other.
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IF you have power available in your storage, you can keep
it plugged in. If not, either remove them or plan on firing the coach up
a couple of times, or the generator.
Make sure you have turned off your power to the coach if it is not plugged in.

Even small draws will drain your batteries.
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I use to store mine outside thru the winter months. I had a long extension and kept power to it. Once a month, I would start the engine, then he generator and after it was warm run it with load for 20-30 minutes.

DO NOT forget to check the water in the batteries at this same monthly run task.
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I would keep the coach plugged into shore power to keep the battery(s) charged. In the event you have a major lose of power, you can use it to live in temporarily. If the power is out for more than a couple days, you would want a small generator to keep the battery(s) charged.


Thank-you, she is plugged in
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