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Welcome. Yes, your batteries will last longer if you keep them charged and properly watered. I learned this lesson the hard way, charging my TT batteries only when they got down to about 50%. They lasted less than 3 years. The discharge/charge cycle wears them out prematurely.


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Get the 15-50 amp dogbone and use the least amount of extension cord available. Do not use 14 gauge extension cord as that will get hot, because of the resistance. I would run your 50 amp cable, if it reaches. If you must by another extension cable, get a 10/3 cable, to allow more volts through and keeping resistance down. Resistance increases heat and ya don't want that.


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Just make sure you check the outlet before you plug Anything in!! make sure there is only 120v and NOT 240V.. ok that said! check all the batteries your self to be sure there all good. then charged them. check the outlet fist!!!!


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Thanks for the advice folks. Someone asked what kind of inverter I had. It's an AC Source Manager II. I'm not sure if its a 2500 or 3000

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does all this mean there is no desconect

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I have my MH in storage for the winter and there is no hookup. I am stored inside, on a cement floor, but without electric. Every spring I have no problem with my batteries. A battery that is put away fully charged will stay over the winter and be able to start in the spring. I also don't get to run my generator but have never had a generator problem.


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gss036 wrote:

You need to find out if you inverter will charge the chassis batteries also. Mine does not and I use a battery tender to keep those charged, then when you want to start your engine, you will power.
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David0725 wrote:

Just make sure you check the outlet before you plug Anything in!! make sure there is only 120v and NOT 240V.. ok that said! check all the batteries your self to be sure there all good. then charged them. check the outlet fist!!!!


+1 to this. Some 240VAC outlets look like - and will accept - 30-amp plugs but they will not do your motor home any good. Make sure you understand what you are looking at. Use an adapter and your 50-A cord. Extension cords can lead to heat buildup and fires.

Craig

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