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Old 06-19-2018, 06:03 PM   #1
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Is it okay to leave my trailer plugged in all the time?

Sorry if this question has already been asked and answered. Is it bad for the battery to leave the trailer plugged in to electric power all the time leaving the battery disconnect switch in the "On" position? I am fortunate enough to store my trailer under a covered carport with electrical power available. I am just not sure if it's smarter to flip the battery disconnect switch off and not plug in to power, or go for the constant power.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:06 PM   #2
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i leave mine plugged in- i was told that it was ok but i am no expert....
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:14 PM   #3
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We have a 30 amp RV receptacle in our Escape garage. We keep the 21 plugged in year round. Do not forget to check your water level in your battery(ies) on a periodic basis. I check ours in November, April and August. Did this on the 19 and now on the 21. This standby practice does not use a lot of electricity and I never worry about frozen batteries. Distilled water for batteries.
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Mine is also plugged in. Be sure to check battery for water level every month or two.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:17 PM   #5
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Mine is also plugged in. Be sure to check battery for water level every month or two.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:18 PM   #6
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Likewise . . . our 19 is plugged in whenever it's home.
During the winter we keep an electric heater turned on and set to 40 degrees.

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Old 06-19-2018, 06:44 PM   #7
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Yep, when mine is at home it stays plugged it. I don't check my batteries though, I can't because they are sealed AGM's.

I really don't have to though, as the solar could easily keep up, and my new air conditioner don't work so don't need to (or can't) run it.
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:56 PM   #8
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I'm plugged in 24/7/365 but once a month I turn off the master switch and let the solar do it's job for a week. Exercising the solar is good for the battery.
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:06 PM   #9
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Plugged in all the time (no solar). Feel even better about it with the Progressive Dynamics Wildkat main board replacement. Better charging algorithms should treat the batteries nicer than the stock WFCO.

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Old 06-19-2018, 10:03 PM   #10
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the WFCO is a 3 stage charger, so its fine to leave on continuously.
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