After reading here about leaving the shore cord plugged in at home....I dug deeper and checked the ratings on my converter and see that the float "trickle charge" is like 13.2 volts...... well that will just keep charging the batteries more than they need.... the salesman said he leaves his plugged in all winter...yeah he has a real expensive 5vr... mine is a lot less priced. So I guess don't leave it plugged in all the time? Does that mean I have to check the battery level or voltage and plug in occasionally?Or leave it plugged in?
Help...I'm a newbie when it comes to a house battery and shore power....been really dry camping without for years.
If you don't keep your rig plugged in then you should disconnect your batteries otherwise the various parasitic draws on the battery will deplete the battery overtime. If your rig has a modern smart converter you can keep your rig plugged in and check the battery level ever few months - if it's an old fashioned single stage converter then you should check the battery level every few weeks.