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Old Yesterday, 03:14 AM   #1
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Should battery stay charged when rv is winterized?

My 2018 Thor Citation i winterized and will be covered until March in Nee England. Should I keep it plugged in as well?
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Old Yesterday, 03:57 AM   #2
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Ours is plugged in everyday. Make sure the battery has water in it. I just do a monthly check.
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Old Yesterday, 10:31 AM   #3
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If you don't have a charger connected it is best to disconnect the battery
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Ditto on what elite washington said.
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We took our rig to the dealership for winterization and storage yesterday...
But I pulled the coach batteries, and have them on a solar charger.
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Old Yesterday, 11:48 AM   #6
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I leave my batteries in the coach and keep it plugged in and the use/store switch on, and check the water levels every couple of months and have never needed to add any distilled water. I use a smart charger for the chassis batteries and its always on and for the last two years no problems. The batteries on the Ford Transit chassis are located under the drivers seat and near impossible to access unless you are very handy or have a handy friend or mechanic
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...The batteries on the Ford Transit chassis are located under the drivers seat and near impossible to access unless you are very handy or have a handy friend or mechanic
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There is a video in here about how to access the battery under the seat...
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I dont like leaving my coach connected all of the time.

I feel like something strange will go wrong and either the battery over charging or not charge at all and be 100% dead. Or some electic surge will fry everything, Fire, lightning storm etc.

I just check on mine every couple of week (inside storage facilty) and I try to drive her ever 2 - 4 weeks.

With my AGM's they are like 90 % charged so its never an issuce. My old Factory LA batteries would be dead in 2 weeks.
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My 2018 Thor Citation i winterized and will be covered until March in Nee England. Should I keep it plugged in as well?
Mine is plugged in at all times and have never had an issue. Since you need to exercise the generator under load monthly check battery level at that time and clean the terminals every 3 to 6 months as needed.
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Mine is plugged in at all times and have never had an issue. Since you need to exercise the generator under load monthly check battery level at that time and clean the terminals every 3 to 6 months as needed.
Yeah I try to drive my RV (and run generator with AC on) every 2 - 4 weeks year around.

Luckly the mild temp in AR we only see snow a couple times a year and it melts the same day or next day. In-fact my insulated (which is un-heated) storage building only gets below freezing (inside) a few days or at most one week per a year (normally). It has to be below 18 / 20 deg outside for 12 + hours before its below 32 inside. Pretty sweet for me. But I still winterize my RV to be safe.
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