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Old 02-10-2016, 08:51 PM   #1
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Do You Keep Your Coach Plugged In

I installed a 50 amp RV outlet next to our parking place and have had the coach plugged in for a day. Do you leave it plugged in all the time? Is there any downside to doing that?
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Keep ours plugged in 24/7/365. Keep an eye on battery water level monthly.

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I keep mine plugged in all the time. It is the best way to maximize battery life.
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Yep. It can be an extra bedroom for overflow guest or a bailout if you have to get out of the house for some reason.
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Yup, plugged in all the time but only to a 20 amp plug but it keeps the batteries charged.
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Yep! Mabe add a little water to each battery a couple of times a year.
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Keep ours plugged in 24/7/365. Keep an eye on battery water level monthly.

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Same here and have for many years with every MH we've owned (6 so far).
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Plugged in all the time is fine whether if you have just a household 120vac circuit or 30a/50a RV jack.
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Wish I could keep my MH in my driveway ! It would be plugged in 24/7.
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Plugged in 24/7
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Yes. 24/7.
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Keep ours plugged in 24/7/365. Keep an eye on battery water level monthly.

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Same here.

Downside is, like most people said, you have to keep an eye on your house battery water levels as they tend to use water when plugged in and charging.
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Okay then, we'll leave it plugged in. It's nice to be able to use all the systems when its sitting in the drive way. We have a water line about 50' away so I'm going to extend it so we can connect city water while parked. I wish the septic tank wasn't 150' away or I'd put a waste station there too.
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