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Old 10-17-2017, 12:03 AM   #1
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Putting my Windsport 29M to bed for the winter for the first time

I'm a few weeks from putting her in the barn for the winter. In the past with my trailers I leave them plugged in with the 'fridge turned off and cracked open. With the Windsport I was thinking along the same lines with the addition of a trickle charger for the engine battery. However the house batteries are very hard to get to on the Windsport, so keeping them topped off will be a pain.
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:34 AM   #2
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Wish I had a barn or ANY covered space for mine. Poor thing has to sit outside in a storage lot with about 100 other machines. I take a small amount of comfort from seeing much nicer rigs suffering the same fate...
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Old 10-17-2017, 01:32 AM   #3
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If you are plugged in with use switch engaged, you house and engine batteries will be chearving
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Old 10-17-2017, 01:55 AM   #4
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Will be charging.
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:43 PM   #5
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If you are plugged in with use switch engaged, you house and engine batteries will be chearving
Really?! I thought the only way the house and engine batteries would be together is with the use of the emergency start button. Who knows? I'm new to this. I don't even know where the engine battery is located. I assume near the engine.
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:46 PM   #6
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Really. If everything is working correctly.
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:37 PM   #7
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I was told on my 2017 hurricane that the house batteries would charge when plugged in and use switch is engaged. However, the engine battery would not charge. Of course that came from the Camping World tech so who knows....
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:33 PM   #8
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When plugged in or running generator the house batteries charge first and when fully charged the engine battery willl charge. When engine is running its battery will charge first then the house batteries will charge. Most everyone puts on some type of quick disconnects so charging is no necessary all the time.
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