Class A Motorhome Batteries

by Steve
(Texas)

My motorhome has a disconnect switch for the cabin batteries and a seperate disconnect switch for the engine batteries. I simply turn these to off when storing. I also have 4 solar panels that keep the batteries charged when stored. Therefore, I don't have to disconnect the ground wire at the batteries. When running, ALL of the batteries are charged by the engine alternator. This is great because there are 7 big deep cycle batteries that cost about $140 each. I replaced them all about six years ago and they seem to be doing fine. I think the fact that they have the solar panel trickle charging them in storage will double the life of the batteries.

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