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Old 11-09-2002, 01:01 PM   #29
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The brand of trailer doesn't matter on this; it is the brand and model of converter that matters. Yes, one would think that the converter should charge but not overcharge, but that is most likely not so unless you have a fairly modern converter with intelligent charging.

Overcharging can occur in Scamp, Casita, Boler, Trillium, Playmate, UHaul, Jayco, Airstream, or you-name-it, depending on the brand and model of the converter. I'll go further and venture that if your trailer was not manf in this century, your converter is far more likely to be capable of overcharging your battery.

Call the converter manf with numbers in hand to find out what YOUR converter will do, not the trailer manf.

Most converters have their own plugin place inside the trailer, so you can leave the trailer connected to shore power, but the 12VDC off. Alternatively, you can pull the battery's main (30Amp) fuse to take it out of the charging circuit. Or you can get an aftermarket intelligent battery charger to charge the battery properly. Many folks remove the battery and maintain it elsewhere during winter storage.

Pete and Rats
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Old 11-10-2002, 01:35 AM   #30
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looked

I went out and looked. :o I have a rectangle under the sink with two switches. the one on the right says battery/converter. So it must be the more complicated variety. I know my lights work without the battery as I don't have one. (that is if I have the trailer plugged in.) Hopefully I'll figure it out when I have everything in pieces in front of me. :splat
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Old 02-02-2003, 06:00 PM   #31
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Hi ayeedo 2-------Welcome to this site. Hope you find what your looking.Myself you went over my head.:laugh .Any way there are some good people here who will jump in with ideas:wave ETC.
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Old 02-02-2003, 08:47 PM   #32
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parallax 7345 RU

I had this upgrade installed in my 2000 Casita(from a magnetek 6325)along with an Interstate group 29 battery- and do leave the trailer plugged in alot. I think magetek is now parallax, or one owns the other. Is the 7345 a smart unit?? I don't think so..........

Also ordered the $28 charge wizard from CW for that purpose but returned it- seems to be dedicated for an intellipower 9100. What can I add to the 7345 to make it idiot-proof??

thx, Phil
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