How to Get an RV Battery Ready for Winter Storage

How to Get an RV Battery Ready for Winter Storage
Whether your RV is a pop-up camper, a slide-in truck camper or a Class A motor-coach, your investment in a battery, or batteries, is sizable. When it is time to put the camper in storage for winter, keeping the battery in good condition for spring will make your first trip easier, and cheaper when you don't need to spend money for a new one.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Battery Load Tester
  • Battery Charger
Step 1
Charge your battery completely, then remove the battery from your RV. Overall, this is the best way to store it during the winter.
Step 2
Store it where the temperature will not drop below freezing. Keep it in a garage or basement.
Step 3
Check the charge monthly using a battery load tester. If the charge drops below 80 percent, charge it. Follow the directions that come with your charger.
Step 4
When you are ready to use the battery in the spring, charge it fully.

Tips & Warnings

 
Only charge batteries in well-ventilated areas.

Article Written By Andy McVeigh

Andy McVeigh lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is an avid outdoors enthusiast who enjoys paddling, biking, hiking, backpacking, camping, scuba diving and photography. McVeigh is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and is currently working on his MBA.

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