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Storing RV batteries during a harsh winter

Dear Gary, I have a new motorhome and this will be its first winter. What is the best way to handle RV batteries during the...

Are “maintenance-free” batteries really maintenance free?

Dear Gary, How do I know if I have maintenance-free batteries in my motorhome or if I have to periodically check the water levels? —Kirk...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity – Troubleshooting 101: Over-current testing

Mike, I have a question but, as I said at the RVillage Rally, it’s a little long. What would cause a pair of 2kW generators...

Why is RV battery bank leaking electrolyte?

Dear Gary, I have a 2002, 31-foot Jayco. Why is my battery bank leaking acid? I have two batteries and two solar panels with...

Why are my RV batteries drying out?

By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com's...

Should you box up your batteries?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, a battery in the box is worth...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity – Can a 9-volt battery start a fire in your RV?

Dear Mike, I recently read where a 9-volt battery thrown away in a trash can started a fire in a garage. Can this really...

Batteries for boondocking

  Here's a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, Thanks for the great information. Mike and I prefer to boondock and stay away...
RV Electricity

Is reverse osmosis water safe for your RV batteries?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Not long ago we got a message from a reader who was traveling across the United States. Before he...
RV Electricity

Avoiding “mysterious” RV battery deaths

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris A dead RV battery is always a frustration, and oftentimes a mystification. Why did it die? RV batteries are...

Keep those expensive RV batteries alive!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A critical factor for RVers who boondock – camp away from utility hookups – is that of...

Why would you want a lithium battery pack?

By Greg Illes Lithium batteries have truly extraordinary advantages for certain types of RV life -- but they have their "dark side" as well....