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Old 10-17-2011, 06:33 PM
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What kind of trickle charger do you have?

I have a little 750mA Battery Tender Jr. for the motorcycle battery... I like that it's a 3-stage charger/maintainer, but I don't like that it's only 750mA.

Ideally I'd like something that can pump out 3-5A to charge a big-ass battery, but smart like the Batt Tender to pulse the current in a float-charge state.
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It's a Battery tender 4-bank. I alternate the charge from the camper batts to the wheeler/lawn mower batts throughout the winter. Seems to work good so far...( 2nd yr with the charger). http://www.eastwood.com/4-bank-battery-tender.html
Here is another charger that might fit your application Mule. Just released last week so not sure on all the specs and reviews but might be worth checking out and is WAY cheaper than the multi-bank Battery Tender.
http://www.eastwood.com/batterysusta...aintainer.html
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Nice.

We use the same idea blowing the lines out, take a piece of water hose and cut it about a foot long, put an air hose fitting in the other end and a quick connecxt fitting on the other with a hose clamp, cheaper than the expensive fitting you buy at the camper place. Also doubles for the sprinkler system at the house!

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Nice.

We use the same idea blowing the lines out, take a piece of water hose and cut it about a foot long, put an air hose fitting in the other end and a quick connecxt fitting on the other with a hose clamp, cheaper than the expensive fitting you buy at the camper place. Also doubles for the sprinkler system at the house!

thats the exact same set up my dad made
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Here is another charger that might fit your application Mule. Just released last week so not sure on all the specs and reviews but might be worth checking out and is WAY cheaper than the multi-bank Battery Tender.
http://www.eastwood.com/batterysusta...aintainer.html
Hmm, thanks for that.

I was looking at Batt Tender's Power Tender Plus. 5A max... they go on ebay for about $80.
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i blow mine out too. one more thing i like to do is unhook the inlet and discharge from the water pump. i always get more water to come out. then run the pump for about 10 seconds so it spits out any water left in it...

if you use the compressed air method, i also like to bypass the water heater. most new campers have a valve to bypass it....alot of the older ones had it added.

also, if you have an inline water filter........DONT FORGET THAT!

i like to flush the black tank really well. i stick the garden hose in the toilet and let the tank fill almost all the way up, then drain it. inspect the water coming out to see how clean it is.....this will tell you if additional steps are needed. i read on a camper forum that if you have trouble getting all of the debris out of the black tank, buy a couple 20 lb bags of ice and dump them down your ****ter (no water in the black tank). the go for a spin and make sure the ice gets sloshed around in there a bunch. i guess this will brake free anything that is stuck inside the tank. then go back and fill it up with water from the garden hose, drain, inspect, etc...

if your camper sits outside, it is also a good idea to cover the vents for the fridge. cut a plastic garbage bag so its just a little larger than the cover on the side of the camper, pull the cover off, lay the bag flat on the cover, and reinstall making a nice seal to keep blowing snow out. i do the same on the roof vent for the fridge except i just duct tape it down... i also put a bag inside the water heater cover. some say it isnt necessary.....but its cheap and easy....
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