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Old 04-25-2011, 02:22 PM   #11
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Re: Converter Questions

The Battery disconnect is a option on the 19ft. They located it under the dinette near the Converter panel, looking inside the door it would be on the left side dinette seat.

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Old 04-25-2011, 04:57 PM   #12
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Re: Converter Questions

I think the battery disconnect is standard on the 19, it was with mine.

After switching it off when I parked the trailer for storage in early November and not going by it once this winter. I checked the batteries on the weekend when showing it to someone Tammy sent my way, and the batteries had hardly dropped at all, less than they would being used on a weekend off grid.

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Old 03-12-2012, 11:14 PM   #13
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I see this is this thread is kinda stale but I'll post here anyway. Seems that my 19 foot(bought used) has a WFCO converter. I think it is a three stage charger. Reading about battery care, lots of people seem to recommend using an external dedicated charger. This seems like it would be a pain because the battery is so well sealed. If I was to boondock somewhere cold and needed the heater at night would I be alright using a Honda eu1000 to charge the trailers battery with the WFCO converter? Maybe running the generator for a few hours during the day? The other option I was exploring was installing installing a catalytic heater. Solar was also interesting but the guide over at fiberglass rv doesn't mention trying to run a heater.

Also, this maybe obvious, but I'm guessing you shouldn't tow with the Battery cutoff switch turned off due to the fact that there would be nothing to activate the emergency brakes ( not to mention the fact that the battery wouldnt charge)
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:59 PM   #14
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Re: Converter Questions

Can't answer a bunch of your questions, but I have the Honda 1,000 and I had a weak three year old battery and needed to charge it up.

I would run the Honda for maybe 45 minutes, maybe twice a day, but usually only once.

See your Honda instruction manual about how long to run it at a go. As I recall, you don't want to run it for hours, nor will you need to.

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Old 03-13-2012, 12:00 AM   #15
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Re: Converter Questions

I was up at Lac La Juene provincial park in the middle of October last year and the temperature was going down to minus 5 at night. I ran my Yamaha 1000 watt generator from about 7pm to 10 pm (we had the place to ourselves) charging the battery through the convertor and then let the propane heater run through the night on battery power with no problems using a single 12 volt battery.

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Old 03-13-2012, 04:19 PM   #16
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Thanks for the reply. That's exactly what I wanted to hear.

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