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Old 12-02-2021, 06:19 PM   #2
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Chateau 24F
State: Ohio
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THOR #16721
Originally Posted by 2013NHSiestaowner View Post
I'm about to move my 2013 Siesta to her indoor, climate controlled winter home. In the past, not really understanding how the ATS works, I've pulled the coach batteries just before driving it indoors and bagged the + lead to prevent a short. Would I damage anything if I pulled the batteries at home before driving the 50mi there?
Thanks, Peter
So I assume you're keeping the house batteries at home on a trickle charger? If you insulate the coach house battery positive (+) terminal with electrical tape - or any good non-conductive material, you should be okay.

If you don't plug the coach into shore power in storage, the ATS doesn't even enter the picture. But even if you did (or ran your generator while driving), you wouldn't hurt anything. Same for your coach alternator. It's like leaving your phone charger wall-wart plugged into the wall with no phone attached.
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