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Old 05-10-2017, 07:43 PM   #3
gmc
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 32A
State: Florida
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THOR #2829
With a proper charge controller - the on board converter/charger if on shore power - or the solar charge controller - neither should damage or shorten the life of the batteries.

One could argue the quality of a solar charge controller you might buy compared to the quality of the Thor provided converter/charger... but if concerned - you could always replace the Thor provided unit with a better one... I haven't done so - and have had no issues.

Proper battery maintenance (checking water levels) should tell you if you have a problem... I wouldn't expect to have to regularly add water to a healthy battery being properly charged/maintained.
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