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Old 12-06-2021, 12:32 PM   #1
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Winterized Battery Storage

Is it better to use battery tender on a diesel pusher or leave the motorhome plugged in to shore power for winter storage? Best way to keep the batteries charged and healthy?

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Old 12-06-2021, 02:59 PM   #2
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You will get responses both ways and they both have + / -

I like and use BatteryMinder (TM) maintainers as they have a desulfation mode
+ No need to run your MH charger 24/7 while in storage
+ Available in different ratings - I use a 2A for chassis and adjustable 2,4,8A for my house bank of 8 - 6V GCs
+ No problem w/ GFCI
+ Many storage locations charge extra for plugging in and some will allow maintainers at no $ (My case)
- They are an additional part to buy

Many say just plug it in and use the onboard charger
+ You already have it no addn'l $
+ it is more than capable as long as it is a modern multi-stage charger
- Some MHs don't play well when plugged into GFCI outlets

Either can / will work - weigh the +/- and just decide which you prefer
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I'm going to go with the Tender. I went and got them then decided to ask. The charger 24/7 makes sense.

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