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Old 04-13-2010, 12:02 PM   #1
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My 31 ft Clasic has been stored for the last six months in a tempeture controled storage facility. I drained the water, grey water, black water, and drained the water heater.

I am getting ready to travel to Alaska for the summer and want to make sure I do thing right....

First of all I noted my batteries were dead.These are the ones that do not need be filled....Will they charge up as I connect to my truck?

Re the water heater, will it aukltomatically refill when I connect to a sourse and/or fill the water tank.

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Old 04-13-2010, 01:30 PM   #2
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On your battery,I would use a battery charger,or plug in the trailer to let the converter charge,the TV charges kinda slow,I would want to know if the batteries are good before hitting the road.
Your WH will fill,just open a hot faucet to let the air out. Dave
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:23 AM   #3
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I would use the converter or portable charger to charge the batteries. Then I would unplug the trailer from the AC power source and use the 12V lighting to see how long the batteries last. They might last for days but it could be just a couple of hours. It might be hard to find a reasonably priced battery on the ALCAN Hwy.
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Charge the batteries slowly, using a small charger, over a day or 2. They may come back. If not you need new ones.

A quick charge or high rate charge such as connecting to your tow vehicle may ruin them. Or, they may charge up OK. But the slow charge is the safest.
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Don't forget that your emergency break away system and electric jack are connected directly to the battery bar (where both batteries and the converter all meet). With out a good battery you don't have the emergency break away system. Also, you can't use the jack unless connected to 110 power.
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I have no idea how or why the word "battery" got posted in red! I wasn't trying to draw attention to it.
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Be sure to sanitize the fresh water tank. Instructions are in your manual.

Set the water heater bypass valves so water will flow to the heater. Install the drain plug.

Close the low point water drain petcocks.
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