Electric Hook Up

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  1. tick59

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    When we leave our Motorhome on the drive we always leave it on hook up, is this good or bad practice???????:Doh::Doh:
     
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    I don`t know but I always leave ours on hook up not been a problem yet.:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    in 9 years be it in a caravan or the last 5 in a motorhome,. Our van has not suffered. I always leave a fan heater on in the winter too.:thumb:
     
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    Thanks OLD GIT:Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    well thats no way to speak about Wasp :Wink:
     
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    Always leave mine on hook up, the charging system should keep things in order.
     
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    As ours is in storage its never left on hook up , but neither have any of the caravans we've had.
    We've never had any damp problems ( touch wood )
    We do use ours most weekends though , its never left for more than a couple of weeks. Even over the winter months .
    Dont know if that makes a difference , though i would have thought it would.
    Bev
     
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    Good.

    With the proviso that it's got a decent charger. Also keep your eye on the acid level if possible.
     
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    Good advice. I didn't, and ruined a perfectly good leisure battery as a consequence because it dried out!
     
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    Only if you plug into next door:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Ah well, all part of the learning process and hopefully the most expensive mistake you will make.
     
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    If you do not need to heat the van while on your drive you can couple the Hookup to a 7 day timer. Set the timer to come on for about 4 hours once a week. This will keep batteries charged.

    steve & ann. --------------teensvan
     
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    Agree with above only exception during cold weather when heater used.


    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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    personally i think it's good and have mine hooked up all the time,although last year the charger did not cut out and boiled the battery, both were replaced under warranty but it left a strong acid smell in the van for a long time.
    i now check it regularly to make sure the battery is not getting warm.(paranoia creeping in)

    ewan.:thumb:
     
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