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Old 04-09-2008, 05:21 AM   #1
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My MH will be sitting for the next 30 days or so, I thought I would plug it in for that time assuming the batteries will be ready to go when I am. My question is am I right? Is it a good idea to leave the MH plugged in all the time while not in use. Am I doing more harm than good. Thanks for any info.

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My MH will be sitting for the next 30 days or so, I thought I would plug it in for that time assuming the batteries will be ready to go when I am. My question is am I right? Is it a good idea to leave the MH plugged in all the time while not in use. Am I doing more harm than good. Thanks for any info.

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Old 04-09-2008, 05:30 AM   #3
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Steve,

I leave my motorhome plugged in 24/7 and have for over 4 years while not being used. I also have a battery maintainer for the chassis batteries to keep them charged. I would make sure your motorhome has the provision to maintain all batteries or add a battery maintainer to do so. Good luck.

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Old 04-09-2008, 05:48 AM   #4
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In addition to what dreamer said, be sure the water level in the batteries is up.
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also be sure your charger has a float mode. you can float batts indefinatly.
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Steve,

Besides keeping the batteries up, you can also keep the fridge on electric or automatic. My fridge has not been shutoff since 2003. Best thing for it. I will defrost it and keep it clean but it's always cold and ready to go, same way with the batteries, topped off and ready to go.

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Now that we replaced the single stage Magnatek Converter (junk) that was standard in our Voyage, we leave it plugged in all the time without worries that is is overcharging our batteries.

Oh....replaced it with the Progressive Dymamics PD7245....for less than $130. A TRUE 3-stage charger/converter with a manual charge pendant where we could set the charge setting mannually if we wanted.
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Thank you everyone for all the info. You gave me plenty to think about. I really appreciate this web site and all the helpful people here.

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after it has been plugged in for 3 days check the voltage reading. it will be around 13.2 if you have the float charger.
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In addition to the above suggestions, we also leave a top vent fan on most days. If necessary we will leave the heat or A/C on so that the interior does not get too hot or cold. We try to keep the coach (when not in use) between 60 & 80 degrees and well ventilated.
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My MH is plugged in 24/7 when parked at home. There is a Charge Wizard "handling" the battery chores. Periodically the batteries are topped off with water. Batteries are 8 years old and still going strong (knock on wood ).
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