mikenielsen wrote:"..." while we travel "..." to our summer home in Canada. I am wondering if anyone has heard anything about the correct way to deal with this situation?
Bring it to Canada
and do your own LEAF tour.
People need to see that car driving around up here, but 1200 miles? Yeah, not unless you could tow it, or perhaps let someone else you know drive it for the time being?
The answer you're looking for has been pretty well answered already by many forum members. My guess would of been that it's just a matter of plugging in your 110-Trickle Charger or 220-Home Charger and set the LEAF to charge to 80%. I don't know why others are saying a trickle charger, I suspect that Nissan has made this quite simple and foolproof. As others have said: the LEAF automatically does a charge on the 12v battery, so leaving the car plugged in to maintain that 80% because of the loss from the charge should be all that's required.
If you don't mind me asking; where in Canada do you call your summer home?