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Old 12-02-2013, 05:00 PM   #29
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I never believed the battery on concrete story until I left a good battery on the garage floor for 3 weeks and killed it dead as hell. Wouldn't even take a charge.

Since then I put a battery on a shelf or on a wooden board or at least some newspapers and it takes 5 years for them to go dead.

A friend of mine thinks I'm nuts. He leaves batteries on the floor all the time. Usually they are OK but I notice he is buying a new battery at least once a year.

Do what you like but what does it cost to put your battery on a scrap of wood?

Or, if you want to prove me wrong leave your battery on the floor with no charger or battery tender for a month and see what happens.
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:10 PM   #30
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I never believed the battery on concrete story until I left a good battery on the garage floor for 3 weeks and killed it dead as hell. Wouldn't even take a charge.

Since then I put a battery on a shelf or on a wooden board or at least some newspapers and it takes 5 years for them to go dead.

A friend of mine thinks I'm nuts. He leaves batteries on the floor all the time. Usually they are OK but I notice he is buying a new battery at least once a year.

Do what you like but what does it cost to put your battery on a scrap of wood?

Or, if you want to prove me wrong leave your battery on the floor with no charger or battery tender for a month and see what happens.
I have a big heavy battery that I only take when I'm boondocking, because the the battery box in the Argosy will only take a grp24 and running my CPAP all night on an inverter would be hard on the house battery, so I trip over this big sucker when boondocking.

When not traveling it sits on the concrete garage floor. It's never been dead when it's time to go, and it sits there for months at a time between boondocking trips.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:19 AM   #31
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When I said the pink stuff goes down the drains and tanks I did not mean the FW tank. That I simply drain and leave empty. I do like to put some pink in the black and gray tanks to help protect the seals.

Yes, it is easy as long as you have a compressor.
How much water do you put in the black and grey tanks with the A/F?

My 23D came with solar so would I still have to remove the batteries? The manual doesn't cover this.
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