Engine Battery Charging?
Need advice to keep my engine batteries up during storage. They only hold enough charge, to crank the engine, for about 5 or 6 weeks. I only use this rig 8 weeks a year so it sits the other 42 weeks. I start the generator and connect my charger about once every 5 weeks during the winter. There's no power at my storage location.
I've been using my 20 amp charger, for over a year now, connected to the terminals, without lifting the wires. Seems to work fine. I'm told that's not a good idea, and seem to remember a past post on the subject, but don't remember the reason why.
There's 2 heavy wires and 7 light wires, on the negative side to lift, so it's not that easy. Am I asking for trouble by leaving the wires connected?
Thanks in advance, .....Doug
2003 JourneyDL 36GD, 330Cat, 74,000 miles. 70,000 when I traded our 5th wheel on it last year.