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Old 12-18-2019
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Default Trickle Charging... HELP!! Please?

Hi, I am new to this coach and storing it for two months. 50 amp storage service is not available that I can find.

I am in Colorado. Instead, I have been offered a 110 setup for storage. From what I am reading, is this going to keep my batteries charged? What are my steps to do that?

Ugh, I am confused and lost. Any help will be appreciated.
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what coach year/model do you have?

I have a PT with one battery bank. I charge them up and disconnect them for long term storage.
If the batteries are charged and good they will keep just fine. Leaving the batteries connected will allow parasitic loads to discharge them if the 110 power running the charger fails.
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Hi, it is a 94 WB40. Sorry should have included that, panicking a bit.
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The storage facility is not temp controlled, and we do of course drop below freezing at night and on occasion during the day.
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I would think that a 110v 15 amp outlet would be sufficient if you are only going to run one battery charger .
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This is the problem, I’m not certain where to hookup the charger. I am assuming I cannot plug my 50 amp with an adapter into the 110 and call it a day.

If I can I am not certain what steps I take to ensure the Heart inverter allows the charge. Am I making this too difficult?
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This is the problem, I’m not certain where to hookup the charger. I am assuming I cannot plug my 50 amp with an adapter into the 110 and call it a day.

If I can I am not certain what steps I take to ensure the Heart inverter allows the charge. Am I making this too difficult?
Since it's new to you, I would just disconnect the banks from the bus, buy some small maintainers, and hook them up for this winter. That way if the power goes off/on for whatever reason it will keep charging. Otherwise you have to figure out your parasitic draws, figure out what the inverter does, how it works when the power goes out, etc.
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Okay, how/where do I disconnect the bank? I have the engine batteries and a bank of 12 house batteries. I’m handy, but when it comes to electrical I am often at a loss.
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What Andy said is the simplest thing to do.
Is your coach winterized? You don't want busted water pipes.
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Okay, how/where do I disconnect the bank? I have the engine batteries and a bank of 12 house batteries. I’m handy, but when it comes to electrical I am often at a loss.
I am not familiar with the WB40, they get pretty busy around the batteries!

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Is your coach winterized? You don't want busted water pipes.
Yes, take care of that, too!
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