How to Charge Your RV Battery

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Charging your RV's battery is a simple process.

Run your engine for at least five minutes.

Remove battery caps and observe polarity.

Check that the lead plates are covered with electrolyte (battery acid).

Fill with distilled water as needed.

Connect your battery to a portable charging unit.


  • check Smart chargers that taper off charging as the battery fills are the best.


  • close Electrolyte (battery acid) is corrosive to metal, skin and cloth. If spilled on skin or squirted into eyes, flush with baking soda and water to neutralize the acid and get immediate medical attention.
  • close Batteries can give off explosive gases.

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