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Old 03-30-2009, 08:36 PM   #1
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07 Journey Battery Boxes

Last year I bought a left over 07 Journey 39K new thinking I was worry free for some time. Not the case. We had a beautiful day last Saturday and I thought I'd check the batteries after a long winter storage. To my dismay battery acid had taken it's toll on the battery trays, strapping and hold down bolts. Well you know the rest of the story and 5 hours later every thing was cleaned, sanded and repainted. Had I not discovered this mess, I'm sure extensive damage would have resulted with a costly price tag attached. I'm going to check this area several times a year now.
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You may want to be checking them more frequently, like once a month. Those batteries, if original, are 2-3 years old and have sat in that coach since it was built. Dealers are notorious for not maintaining the batteries and not even looking at them until the coach is sold. If you have them out get them tested and find out if they are all good.
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Thanks..... good idea, warranty expires soon !
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Last year I bought a left over 07 Journey 39K new thinking I was worry free for some time. Not the case. We had a beautiful day last Saturday and I thought I'd check the batteries after a long winter storage. To my dismay battery acid had taken it's toll on the battery trays, strapping and hold down bolts. Well you know the rest of the story and 5 hours later every thing was cleaned, sanded and repainted. Had I not discovered this mess, I'm sure extensive damage would have resulted with a costly price tag attached. I'm going to check this area several times a year now.
It remains to be seen how it works, but we had similar problem. We removed batteries, cleaned the box, sprayed it down with battery terminal spray, then covered the bottom of the box with a piece of wide belting(one piece) with only holes for the hold down bolts. So far the belting has remained dry. We are hoping this helps.
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I had a simular problem. I finally gave up with the installed bats and went to sealed bats. Things are working fine at this point...been 8 months.
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Hi Ho: Another possibility is to put the batteries in plastic battery boxes and then in the RV battery box. This way if any battery acid leaks it is contained in the plastic box. These are very cheap and work well for me.
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