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Old 07-17-2020, 09:53 PM   #1
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Long time, no trailer trip

Our sweet little 17A has never been idle this long. Normally we travel shoulder season twice a year, for a month. Sadly, last trip was November 2019. next trip hopefully April 2021. What should I do for such a long lay-up?
We exercise the fridge periodically, both on shore power and propane. When it is warm, we ventilate. When it is cold, we run a little space heater and use a dehumidifier.
Are there other things we should be doing. Do I need to give the batteries (dual 6V) some attention? Thanks for input.

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Old 07-17-2020, 10:39 PM   #2
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Like the shoulder seasons too. Not sure why you can't go this Fall; we did almost a month on Eastern Slope Sierra Mid-May. Dispersed camped most of the time. Plan on going out in September as well.

While we both take Covid-19 very seriously- we also don't want to look back and say we should've done that. Lot of trial in life- including being out there on the highway.

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Old 07-18-2020, 07:07 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by noblets View Post
Do I need to give the batteries (dual 6V) some attention? Thanks for input.
Check the water level in each one. Add distilled water if needed. If you are plugged in to 120V AC where it is stored or you have rooftop solar the batteries are automatically charged. Only if they have no charge on a regular basis I would pull them off the trailer, fully charge them and then put them on a maintainer. They make maintainers specifically for 6V batteries.

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