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Old 04-17-2012, 09:05 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by twinkie2 View Post
Recently we had our 2012 in storage with the disconnect switch to the "store" position. The trailer was in storage for over 2 months and when we returned to pick it up the batteries still had a good charge on them. We do have a solar charging system, but the storage is actually a big warehouse with little to no natural light. We were pleasantly surprised and relieved to see that they held a charge as well as they did...given the parasitic draw mentioned in this thread.

David and Fran
This is encouraging. Out trailer is new (Late November purchase straight from the factory to the dealer) as is the batteries. We use the trailer about every 3-4 weeks and then in storage outside with no way to charge and no solar power. Heading out this weekend after 4 weeks. Battery monitor (same monitor for holding tanks) shows about 5/8 full. I stop by once or twice a week and turn the batter to "use" for about an hour and use the fan and maybe a light or two. I guess I'm worried about running the battery too low. I don't have a generator yet, but have been thinking about charging the batteries every could weeks to keep them at a higher level. Make sense, or not worry about letting it run down to where it is now, then recharging as we use it once a month?

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