Both new and used RVs for sale have a battery bank that should be checked before purchased. You want your battery bank to work properly and be charged well. So, before buying any RVs for sale, discuss this important item with your RV dealer.
New and used RVs for sale will have a battery bank
A battery bank in RVs for sale is different than the battery in your car. The car battery will only be a concern with RVs for sale if you are interested in buying a fifth wheel. The RVs for sale will have a battery bank that provides power for the motorhome. It runs the appliances, water pump, furnace, lights, and all other 12-volt items you may find attractive in the RVs for sale.
RVs for sale also use the battery bank to store extra electricity that could be used when you dry camp. Most motor homes have a deep cycle battery. This gives a small current of electricity to the RV over a long period of time. Take care of the appropriate recharging process so that you don’t damage the RV’s battery bank plate with too high of an amp.
Facts on recharging RV batteries
Average house batteries will last up to 3 years, often dying earlier because the owner doesn’t take proper care. All batteries should be recharged promptly if they die to extend the battery’s life span. You don’t want to overcharge the battery, though, so be careful. Undercharging the battery is also not good for the health of the battery. Make sure you fully charge your batteries at least one time every day.
Batteries that are overcharged may cause a process known as sulfation, as will batteries undercharged. The sulfation process occurs as particles of sulfuric acid form on the battery’s surface. This decreases its lifespan.
When your recreational vehicle is in storage, make sure the battery is being charged. Don’t leave the Class A Motorhomes, Class B, or Class C RV plugged in, because it may be too much current.
What to do when you have battery issues
Try adding solar panels to your recreational vehicle. Solar panels are a great way to prevent too much current being passed directly to your RV. You can install them yourself or hire someone to install them for you. Solar energy is a great trend to save electricity.
A battery charger can also help prolong batteries. There are several options for you to choose from. Make sure when hunting for the perfect battery charger that you ask the salesperson about the sulfation process to choose an option that does not do this.
Take care of your recreational vehicle’s batterys. You want to maximize their lifespan so that you have a great life on the road with little hassle as necessary.