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    Posted: 18 Aug 2018 at 4:14pm
I am new to RV'ing and have recently purchased a 2018 R-Pod 180 with solar.  I recently built a garage for it at our place in New Mexico.  Considering that I may have to store it in this garage for 3 or 4 months unattended over winter, would it be better for me to plug my R-Pod 180 into a 110 outlet to maintain a constant battery charge or would it be better to disconnect both batteries (I have two - one is for solar)?  If I do leave it plugged in, should I put it on a timer so it will only charge a few hours a day?  I am not sure if this R-Pod 180 has a trickle charger or whether even if that would still be safe to leave plugged in unattended for 3 months.  I have googled this topic and have gotten a lot of varying answers.  Some say even trickle charging causes the fluid to dry out and get sulfate deposits.  Also, does this R-Pod have a battery disconnect switch somewhere or is removing terminals the only way to disconnect power if I decide to go that route?  Any insights would be appreciated.  I posted this question in the R-Pod Owners Forum, too.
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Congratulations on your new 180. I have a 2017 180 and loving it. I installed a battery disconnect switch and then also have it hooked up to a “Battery Tender” when it’s parked at the house! I don’t have the model number for the Battery Tender right now because I am out camping! The Battery Tender runs thru all the cycles to keep for plating. I have them pretty much on everything around my house, spare truck, boat and generator. I just perotically check the fluid levels but it a pretty much plugin and forget. Hope this helps
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