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Old 02-25-2019, 11:54 AM   #1
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battery disconnect

should I have the dealer disconnect my batteries since I will have to wait for about 2 months before I can pick up my 2019 classic twin named Meandher
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Old 02-25-2019, 11:59 AM   #2
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Good idea. Have them fully charge the batteries and then disconnect them. They should be okay in that state for a couple of months.
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Old 02-25-2019, 12:01 PM   #3
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Disconnect and put the batteries on a minder/tender . . . not sure the dealer will do that IMO.

Or work a deal to take the batteries out, and get new ones from the dealer [fully charged] when you take delivery.

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Old 02-25-2019, 12:02 PM   #4
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Good idea. Have them fully charge the batteries and then disconnect them. They should be okay in that state for a couple of months.
The batteries may not be OK in two months, because of phantom loads like the propane detector etc., as well as their natural drainage over time IMO.

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The interstates will loose 10-13% of charge per month. AGMs will only loose about 3%. Either way you are fine but you just must must have the dealer fully charge the batteries and float for at least 24 hours to fully top them off..... then have them disconnect all leads to the batts and let them sit.

If you don’t, plan on having the dealer replace the batteries when you pickup because they will be irreversible damaged if the get drawn down <11v connected to the trailer even with the disconnect switch off - but what a waste that would be for the environment
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:11 AM   #6
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The batteries may not be OK in two months, because of phantom loads like the propane detector etc., as well as their natural drainage over time IMO.

Peter
thanks but should the solar not keep the batteries charged?
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:16 AM   #7
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In theory yes but why chance damaging the batteries? A cooperative dealer would pull the batteries and give you new ones upon delivery IMO.

This may be a good time to test the dealer IMO.

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Solar will keep them up
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Or work a deal to take the batteries out, and get new ones from the dealer [fully charged] when you take delivery.
I tried that.
After I had negotiated for Good Year Endurance. I was politely told, "You will receive your new Airstream with fully charged batteries."
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