Andelburg wrote:I have two deep cycle marine/RV batteries in my tiny trailer, connected to an automatic 10 amp charger, all installed by the dealer. This seemed like a great idea at the time, but the more I read my instruction manuals and books, the more nervous I get about the whole thing.
One book says that batteries should be brought inside for the winter. It's below freezing here at the moment, and the trailer is out in my driveway. Should I have brought my batteries inside?
The charger instructions say "Never crank engine with charger attached to battery." Are they talking about an AUTO battery (which obviously isn't an issue), or do they mean that I shouldn't start the car if the trailer is plugged into the car and the charger is connected to the trailer battery?
Just how big a problem is the whole hydrogen gas thing? Should I be nervous about the charger staying permanently connected to the batteries in this tiny trailer space?
Sorry--those are all probably profoundly stupid questions, but the instructions say things like "wear safety goggles" and "remove your rings" and "make sure someone is within range of your voice", and I'm getting the willies!
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