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Should be no different than a battery on a riding lawn mower. I have 2 John Deere's, both have batteries, both in an unheated garage. I keep a trickle charger on them all winter. Never a problem with them. They fire up the mowers in the Spring like fresh ducklings popping from it's egg shell!

Of course keeping them in a warmer environment is always nicer, but not necessary if the battery is charged.

I also live in Indiana. I leave my battery on the trailer and never take it off. Plugged in at home all the time. Snow, Ice, or tornado, it's always there. Charger on the camper maintains it. No problems.

Got the new 5er 2 weeks ago. Curious how this puppy will do through the winter. TT's always did just fine.


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Lynnmor wrote:

In case you don't have a piece of wood, read this: Outdated


You beat me to it.

I personally would place it on a piece of wood though to keep if off the cold, wet ground, but that's just me.


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You can safely charge the battery and leave it in your unheated garage all winter. We leave in Ontario Canada where it does get cold. I leave 2 boat batteries and 1 car battery inplace all winter. They are disconnected so there is absolutely no load on them.

I have been doing that with the boat batteries for 40 years.

Come spring the batteries have hardly gone down at all.


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Lawn mower, motorcycles, TT - all live outside or in unheated barn all winter;
All fully charged and don't seem to be affected negatively during the winter;

Temps can get into the teens but not for long (NJ)


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Ron3rd wrote:

Lynnmor wrote:

In case you don't have a piece of wood, read this: Outdated


You beat me to it.

I personally would place it on a piece of wood though to keep if off the cold, wet ground, but that's just me.


I don't think batteries care about cold wet ground[emoticon] But, if you want to make sure your batteries are comfortable, then OK[emoticon] Doug

PS, I do the same thing. I don't want dirty wet bottoms on my batteries when I go to put them back in.

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