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If you’ve wondered how to store your lithium RV batteries for the winter to keep them in good health, there are some important things to keep in mind. For example, LiFePO4 batteries (Lithium Iron Phosphate, the most common lithium RV battery chemistry) shouldn’t be charged when the cells are below freezing (32F/0C), as that can …

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Deep cycle batteries are a key part of an RV’s electrical system, providing the power required to run the water pump, lights, vent fans, and other appliances when you’re boondocking (not connected to shore power). Routine deep cycle battery tests on the rig’s house batteries are an important part of RV maintenance. What Is a …

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If your flooded lead acid batteries aren’t performing as well as they once did, this post on equalizing RV batteries is for you. In fact, even if your RV batteries are brand new, battery equalization is an important process to understand. Equalizing batteries not only improves their performance, but also extends their lifespan. So, in …

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In our post on RV power converters, we talked about the differences between an RV power converter, an RV battery charger, and an inverter/charger. Because these devices and their use can get confusing, we’re dedicating this post to the RV battery charger in hopes that it might clarify the importance of the proper charging of …

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If you’ve got a 50-amp RV, knowing how to wire a 50-amp RV plug can be important information. In fact, a shore power cord plug in poor condition can be dangerous. And a broken plug that can’t be used at all can ruin your camping trip. Fortunately, 50 amp plugs aren’t difficult to replace, or …

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We’ve posted before about how to clean battery terminals as part of regular RV battery maintenance. But what causes RV battery corrosion in the first place, and how can you prevent it? If your RV has flooded lead-acid batteries, you want to do whatever you can to avoid the buildup of corrosion. Properly maintained flooded …

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Like the rest of our equipment, we take very good care of our batteries. But there comes a time when even well-maintained batteries start to lose their juice. That’s why knowing how to replace an RV battery is important. In this post, we’ll show you exactly how to do that, even if your battery bank …

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Batteries are a critical part of any RV. Your RV battery gives you the power you need to operate a variety of features, including appliances, devices, and lights. If you have a motorized RV, you also need a battery to start and drive your rig. But there are several different types of RV batteries, and …

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A quality, highly protective RV surge protector can appear at first glance to be a bit pricey. But when you consider the cost of replacing your RV’s electronics, the cost of surge protection becomes inconsequential. Plugging your RV into unknown power sources like those at RV parks, campgrounds, state parks, etc. is always risky. Any …

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Because most RVs have two electrical systems – a 12V DC system as well as a 120V AC system – there can be some confusion about some matters related to the two systems and how they function, both together and separately. For example, we’ve often heard the question “Should I disconnect my RV battery when …

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As full-time RVers and chronic DIYers, we carry lots of tools and supplies, and we use them all regularly. But even part-time and occasional RVers need a few tools and supplies. Today we’re looking at RV electrical supplies in particular because RVing means you’ve got a home-on-wheels with not just one, but TWO electrical systems …

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A battery in good condition is a critical component of every vehicle. But that’s especially true for RVs, that rely on their batteries to keep their systems up and running. Everything from lights and vent fans, to the water pump and slide-out motors. Just about everything on board relies on a steady supply of power …

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RV fire safety – it’s something we don’t think about all the time, and yet it’s one of the most critical pieces of preparedness an RVer can undertake. As we roll down the road in our homes-on-wheels, often carrying multiple types of fuel in, electrical components throughout the rig, and appliances that use both electricity …

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