Wanderlodge Owners Group  
BuyByeBlueBird.com
Donate

Go Back   Wanderlodge Owners Group > Takin' it Easy > Under The Awning

Under The Awning Here is where you can carry on a conversation, just like............well, like you were sitting under your awning at the campsite.

Site Search:
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-17-2020
gcyeaw's Avatar
gcyeaw gcyeaw is online now
Gardner
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ridgewood
Posts: 8,927
Default Cold storage

I took a ride to the storage facility to check on the coach. It was 20 degrees outside and inside the coach as well No signs of mice or other critters. Batteries were at 12.7, that is nice. (no power, so I charge them up and shut off the disconnect when I store it). They hold the charge fine. If it was warmer I might start the gen and give them a boost, but at 20 degrees if the gennie didn't kick I would end up with partially charged batteries, so left it alone.
Spring is just around the corner
__________________
Gardner Yeaw
86 PT-36 Golden Memories
83FC35 SB $IXTEEN TON$ SOLD
78 FC 33 Happinest (Sold)
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-17-2020
Marc_in_CT Marc_in_CT is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: New Haven
Posts: 252
Default

I ran mine the other day when it was 70 degrees out. You missed a good opportunity!
__________________

Marc Pease
New Haven, CT
1991 TC2000 (sold)
1982 FC35SB "Rollin' Old School"

marc@marcpease.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-18-2020
Snowpig32's Avatar
Snowpig32 Snowpig32 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Mansfield
Posts: 143
Default

Gardner,
I do the same as you, park it, disconnect the batts and monitor. Its comforting to me somehow to find out someone as knowledgeable as you dose the same, thanks for mentioning it. Seems most keep there charger on? I don't know, some things are just not talked about to much.
Anyway 12.7 is still 100% charge state isn't it? Id have done the same as you, not only would you have lost more charge but your generator would have had to run for what 2,3 hours before it came up to an operating temperature not to have introduced moisture. Now that might not be a big deal to some, but that is a lot of time to putter around the bus with nothing much to do. Perhaps I over think things.
Good hearing from you,
Jim.
__________________
Jim Howe
Mansfield, Ohio
1995 BMC 37
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-18-2020
gcyeaw's Avatar
gcyeaw gcyeaw is online now
Gardner
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ridgewood
Posts: 8,927
Default

When I do run the gen I do a couple of hours and maybe go to lunch or something. If I had power, a small charger would be nice. I would still disconnect the batteries as during a power failure the coach would drain them dead. I have had discussions with others warning if one battery is bad it will kill the rest. But if one is bad, unless they are real new, you gotta replace them all anyway.

So not everyone agrees with my way, but it has worked fine for me over the last 15 years or so.
__________________
Gardner Yeaw
86 PT-36 Golden Memories
83FC35 SB $IXTEEN TON$ SOLD
78 FC 33 Happinest (Sold)
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
It's cold... Turbokitty Under The Awning 28 01-08-2017 04:46 PM
How do Corian Countertops do in cold storage cjhrlhoward General 27 12-19-2016 01:16 PM
cold air this am jydog159 BMC (Bluebird Motor Coach Unique Issues) 1 11-05-2016 10:12 PM
It's cold outside..... jwmp General 10 02-10-2016 10:37 AM
How Cold is too Cold before Winterizing is required? kgrimshaw General 28 12-22-2010 10:10 AM

Web Search:

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.