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Old 07-26-2021, 08:05 PM   #1
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We have a 2004 Holiday Rambler presidential SKQ that we fulltime in. We are currently away visiting family for 18 days and need some opinions on shutting off the 12 volt battery disconnect. We have never left the rv for an extended period of time. I drained all three tanks the day before we left so there is a small amount of water in the tanks. Shut the water off outside and made sure the rv water pump was off. Left the shore power hooked up because we have a residential fridge. Opened up two of our roof vents(they have maxair covers) to let a little heat out. Also pulled all blinds, ect. I left the battery disconnect on and that's what I am concerned about. The two batteries are only 2 years old as is the power converter. Should I continue to worry or just enjoy the family !!! Have some neighbors watching everything also. The rv is in northwestern Pa and real intense heat is not an issue Thks all
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My 5er has never had the disconnect turned off. The camper is used 4 months a year and then sets on the driveway at the house and stays connected to a 30 amp power supply it has never overcharged the battery. Not saying this is the right way to do it but the way I do it.
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Plugged in....should be just fine!
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As long as you have shore power the batteries will be trickle charged by the converter. No issues unless your site loses power.
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As far as the batteries are concerned, as long as the RV stays plugged in it's no different than when you're there - so just leave everything the way it normally is.
Personally I would close the roof vents and leave the AC on the same as I would at home when I leave for a vacation. Maybe set it to a higher temp than you normally keep it, but let it keep controlling the heat and humidity inside the RV. And it will also keep the refrigerator from having to work so hard to stay cool.
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