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Old 04-27-2006, 09:31 PM   #1
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Just finished installing the coach batteries after a small amount of smoke appeared at the many terminalled battery post in the rear most difficult location. I removed all six bateries and cleaned the terminals except the offending one. After looking at the battery post and seeing the buildup of dark mildue and unable to loosen the lugs with all the wires, I chose the lesser of the evils. Cleaned off the dark milldue and no more smoking terminal.

I know that many take their batteries out during the winter, but mostly I make sure they are fully charged and leave them in the cold. Most years we get a warming period in January. Then I recharge them and wait for snow-melt.

Snow-melt is finally here and this weekend we will be going on a yearly rally out in the boondocks. Such is life for the retired and tired if one can afford it.

Plugged in the MH and charged the batteries for several hours and all came to a full charge. Hope these batts last for several more years. Generally we can go 7 or 8 years if you just let the activity stop by emersion in the cold weather.
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Just finished installing the coach batteries after a small amount of smoke appeared at the many terminalled battery post in the rear most difficult location. I removed all six bateries and cleaned the terminals except the offending one. After looking at the battery post and seeing the buildup of dark mildue and unable to loosen the lugs with all the wires, I chose the lesser of the evils. Cleaned off the dark milldue and no more smoking terminal.

I know that many take their batteries out during the winter, but mostly I make sure they are fully charged and leave them in the cold. Most years we get a warming period in January. Then I recharge them and wait for snow-melt.

Snow-melt is finally here and this weekend we will be going on a yearly rally out in the boondocks. Such is life for the retired and tired if one can afford it.

Plugged in the MH and charged the batteries for several hours and all came to a full charge. Hope these batts last for several more years. Generally we can go 7 or 8 years if you just let the activity stop by emersion in the cold weather.
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I found that by moving all those wires to a bus bar attached in back and above the last battery, and attaching just one large wire from the last battery to the bus bar, I no longer had the buildup problem
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