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Old 02-07-2015, 12:04 AM   #1
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Bounder 33c first time

I am picking up mu new to me 2013 bounder 33c tomorrow

for the short term i will parking at an outdoor storage place till i get a few other things worked out.

It will be outside with no power.

What so i need to do? is there a majik breaker i turn off to be sure everything is off and there is nothing leaking power from my batteries? anything else i should be worried about for the short term parking?

This is central florida, not worried to much about freezing.
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My battery disconnect switches were above the entrance door. Yours may be as well.
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Old 02-08-2015, 09:04 PM   #3
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Thanks

I found them and i am pretty sure it shut off everything.

I went the extra step and found the breaker box and set all those off also.

I stent 10 min in the rig trying turn on stuff and nothing seemed to have power so I think i got it.
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well that was a waste of time.

A little research and looking around and I am sure the house bank was dead the min I picked it up.

I am pretty sure they are bricks now. Voltage never got above 8 even after 14 hours on shore power. Started at 7. I kinda knew I was gonna have to replace em soon. I was just hoping i could get 6 months or so of use before i had to do it.
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Before you use them, charge your new batteries 24-36 hours. They will give you better service in the future with a 100% charge. New Batteries are seldom charged more than 80% or so when you buy them. If you have 110v available hook up a trickle charger (not shore power) or charge them in your garage before installing them.
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Yes, use a real battery charger to charge them. Charging through shore power will not bring them up to where a severely discharged or new battery needs to be.
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Before you use them, charge your new batteries 24-36 hours. They will give you better service in the future with a 100% charge. New Batteries are seldom charged more than 80% or so when you buy them. If you have 110v available hook up a trickle charger (not shore power) or charge them in your garage before installing them.
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Yes, use a real battery charger to charge them. Charging through shore power will not bring them up to where a severely discharged or new battery needs to be.
I'm not sure of the logic or validity of either of these comments.

I feel certain that the factory installed converter in the 2013 Bounder would be far superior in charging and/or maintaining NEW batteries than any "trickle charger" made.

Without knowing the posters definition of "a real battery charger", I can't compare charging algorithms, profiles or features, with the factory installed converter in the '13 Bounder, but I do know that the converter in the Bounder is a multistage smart charger/maintainer.
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