Prepping Casita to sit for a few more months - Fiberglass RV


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Old 02-14-2018, 04:22 PM   #1
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Prepping Casita to sit for a few more months

I drained the fresh/black/grey tanks.

I think I need to drian the hot water heater (which I put in another post).

Do I need to remove the battery? it looks like a pain to remove. I've never looked at it in 3 years of being hooked up to 30 amp service places. I think it does not have water in it.

I put down all the stabilizers and a few extras, the tires will probably get ruined again, but I don't have time to worry about the tires. I have about 12 hours to figure out everything I need to do.
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:43 PM   #2
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Do I need to remove the battery? it looks like a pain to remove. I've never looked at it in 3 years of being hooked up to 30 amp service places. I think it does not have water in it.
I have about 12 hours to figure out everything I need to do.
At this point it may not make any difference if the battery stays in. Although if you have a hard wired CO monitor, you may want to disconnect a battery cable to keep what volts are in it now. May be still good later.
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I drained the fresh/black/grey tanks.

I think I need to drian the hot water heater (which I put in another post).

Do I need to remove the battery? it looks like a pain to remove. I've never looked at it in 3 years of being hooked up to 30 amp service places. I think it does not have water in it.

I put down all the stabilizers and a few extras, the tires will probably get ruined again, but I don't have time to worry about the tires. I have about 12 hours to figure out everything I need to do.
:if you live in a cold area just remember that Batteries freeze and when they do they blow out one end or the other now the battery is not good any more.
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Depends on how cold you're talking about, and whether it's on a trickle-charger.

A mostly-discharged battery might freeze just below 0F, but a fully-charged one is good to more like -90F.
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Depends on how cold you're talking about, and whether it's on a trickle-charger.

A mostly-discharged battery might freeze just below 0F, but a fully-charged one is good to more like -90F.
this!

I leave my trailer plugged in to an extension cord, but I replaced the Parallax with a PD4600, which has a battery tender mode and won't boil a battery.

Another option would be a portable solar panel, if the battery is already charged, a 10W battery tender panel would do nicely.
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