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Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: SW Montana, USA
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Kinda OT, Battery Charging Question!
I need info on keeping some 6V batteries charged. They are the coach batteries for my tow rig. I have had bad luck keeping them alive in the past, and figured some type of trickle charger over the winter would be appropiate.
BTW, I take the batteries out of the RV in late Sept. or early Oct., depending on weather, and don't put them back in until some time usually in May. I store them in my basement in a wooden box, on a concrete floor. I have thought about putting a rubber layer down on the concrete before the wood, to further isolate the battery from the conc. Any comments or suggestions? It is getting pretty expensive replacing the bateries every 2 years.
My question is, could I hook the batteries up in series and use a 12V charger on them? I have been unable to find a resonably priced 6v trickle charger. If my thinking is incorrect, is there a way to use a 12v trickle charger on them?
BTW, I have tried to occasionally put a charger on them, but I tend to over the winter forget about them after several cycles. Sometimes I forget to put the charger on them, or worse, forget to take it off. I really need a connect and forget solution for this forgetful person.
Thanks for any help!