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Old 10-24-2015, 09:33 AM   #1
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Towing without battery

We have decided to store our trailer at a heated storage facility, can I remove the battery at home to keep charged and tow the trailer to facility without the battery?
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:43 AM   #2
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You will not have any emergency brakes w/o the battery, best to tow and remove battery to bring back home.
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:04 AM   #3
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Thanks, didn't think about that.

The battery is fully charged now, could I leave the battery installed in heated storage?
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:17 AM   #4
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Yes, you can leave the battery installed, regardless of temperature. With heated storage, there is no chance of the battery freezing, but I would check the voltage a couple times over the winter to ensure it is up to snuff.
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Is there power in the facility? If so, you can just hook it up using an adapter, and that'll keep the battery up. No need to remove it or charge it. You could also hook it up to a battery tender, like we do with our stored vehicles at home.
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Is there power in the facility? If so, you can just hook it up using an adapter, and that'll keep the battery up. No need to remove it or charge it. You could also hook it up to a battery tender, like we do with our stored vehicles at home.
There is power but I didn't pay for the option. The battery is fully charged and all is turned off and breaker off.
When I pick it up in April I will charge it. I'm just relieved it's out of the elements and out of my hair for the plowing season ahead!
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