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Old 12-07-2016, 02:57 PM   #1
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Winterizing generator and batteries

Planning on storing FE 26he outside with no electrical connection. Will I have problems in spring with the generator and coach or chassis batteries. Planning on starting generator and rv at least once a month. Any advice would be helpful.
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:06 PM   #2
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Just keep 'em charged up. I keep my Axis outside all winter without a plug in sight (we do cover it). I try to run it about once a week. This will be its 3rd winter...

My only real suggestion is to get some disconnects: I leave both batteries disconnected (easier than hunting around for that parasitic draw).
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:33 PM   #3
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Thanks JamieGeek for advice. Next question will I have any problem with chassis battery after disconnecting, hear something about engine has to relearn different after disconnecting the battery?
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Old 12-07-2016, 05:33 PM   #4
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hear something about engine has to relearn different after disconnecting the battery?
Yes the engine computer will have to re-learn some parameters every time you reconnect and start it. So far in two seasons this hasn't caused us any issues at all (It starts right up just like normal; you don't really notice anything). As long as you don't see a check engine light (you wont--I haven't seen one yet) you should be fine.
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