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Old 02-22-2007, 04:06 PM   #1
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The coach is tucked away and sleeping the winter off. I get a fairly fast drain on the chassis battery when it sits for a while.[not in now]Anyone ever used a solar trickle charger? Do they work, assuming there's enough sun?
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The coach is tucked away and sleeping the winter off. I get a fairly fast drain on the chassis battery when it sits for a while.[not in now]Anyone ever used a solar trickle charger? Do they work, assuming there's enough sun?
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:25 AM   #3
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On my Newmars they all had 5w solar panel mounted on roof or on AC with the one Bounder we had. Some say its not enough for full charge but I have never had a problem starting up the coach after its winter storage. It has charged even whan covered with snow. There are larger panels that I have used for house battries also.
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:38 PM   #4
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hollhoek, I concur eith 007 when I did winterized, my 5w solar keep my batteries charged, and I went out in the Spring to get the coach ready for travel, the coach always started.
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hollhoek, welcome to our website and forum. A solar charger will keep the battery full but I would also recommend a battery disconnect to all other circuits to be sure they do not drain off any current during the storage. Good luck.
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Old 04-01-2007, 03:59 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the replies. I'm getting it ready for the new season so a solar charger will go on the list. [funny how this "home" developes its own to-do list!]
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