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Talkin’ RV Tech Short : Can I keep my RV plugged in while not in use?

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Beachcamper
1 month ago

What should snowbirds do that don’t have option to disconnect every month? I would think letting the onboard charge wizard would maintain the batteries but the video techs say otherwise.

Jim
1 month ago

Kind of silly discussion. The Precision Dynamics charge wizard does a great job holding the batteries with a minimal charge load once they float. 13.2V is just barely above full charged of 12.8V or so. Also the charge wizard periodically bursts the charge to prevent sulfation of the plates. The properly maintained battery does not boil or run dry. That said, owners of non-sealed batteries should of course regularly check their battery water levels. The biggest mistake I see owners making is putting a trickle charger battery for long-term storage, which will keep charging the battery excessively and will boil it dry. Battery maintainers, on the other hand, will properly float the battery once it is fully charged.

Al LeFeusch
1 month ago

I live in my RV full time when I’m in the U.S. but I go overseas for many months at a time and, yes, I leave it plugged in with the heat set to around 45.

Last edited 1 month ago by Al LeFeusch

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