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Old 10-25-2021, 04:23 PM   #1
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Disconnecting Winnebago Travato chassis battery for storage

I recently purchased a 2019 Winnebago Travato 59K.
I plan to disconnect my chassis battery during winter storage, but my manuals do not provide enough detail to locate where and how best to do this. Any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Can you touch base with a Chrysler dealer, and ask them what the best way to do that might be? It's their van.
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IIRC, it's under the driver's area floor. With a screwdriver, turn the fasteners one quarter turn to release and remove the cover.
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Thank you for the follow up replies. The dealer I spoke to about disconnecting the chassis battery suggested bringing it to an RV facility instead to have it done; but first, I will take a closer look at the connections and maybe do the disconnect myself.
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Thank you for the follow up replies. The dealer I spoke to about disconnecting the chassis battery suggested bringing it to an RV facility instead to have it done; but first, I will take a closer look at the connections and maybe do the disconnect myself.
If a dealer disconnects the chassis battery, the engine won’t start. What was the dealer going to do with it at that point?

Just find it, and pull the negative lead off the battery - once it’s situated where it’ll be sitting for the winter. But do put a battery maintainer on it, and plug it in every once in a while for a few days. Or just leave it plugged in.

I plug a maintainer into the one 12V power port that’s always on, but I only plug in the maintainer once a month for a few days. In cold weather, FLA batteries don’t self-discharge very fast at all. My van has a battery chassis battery disconnect under the gas pedal, which I can reach just by opening the driver’s door, so I leave it disconnected until I want to run the maintainer, then I disconnect it again. The parasitic chassis loads will pull the battery down in a few weeks or so if I don’t.
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If the battery is fully charged, there is no need to connect a maintainer on it. Just something else to go wrong. The battery will self discharge up to 10% per month so it will be good for at least 6 months unattended.
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just put a maintainer on it and stop worrying it will be find ! No need to unhook anything ! That way you can go buy ever so often and run things to exercise them , that way you will be good to go anytime you want !
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