Better Winter Battery Care

Battery Care Winterize Winterization RV BatterySo, you’ve winterized your RV and you have it stored away for the winter season. But there’s just one thing that often goes overlooked, and that is the battery. Under extreme cold your battery can freeze and amp hours can be reduced by as much as 30%, or it can be completely drained when you go to start up your RV. Remember to always store your battery with a full charge. You’ll also want to check the fluid on it every couple of weeks. Batteries can be temperamental and you’ll want to make sure you take good care of it.  Check it every so often to ensure they are not overcharged or undercharged. If a battery is not recharged, the sulfate material that attaches to the discharged portions of the plates begins to harden into crystals. Over time, this sulfate cannot be converted back into active plate material and the battery is ruined. Sulfation is the number one cause of battery failure.

We hope this little tip helps, but if you have more questions on batteries or any question you’d like to ask our service manager, please leave us a comment or message on our Facebook wall! We’re starting a series of questions and answers, so hit us with your most pressing questions!

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