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Old 10-12-2014, 04:06 PM   #1
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Battery Box has splits and holes

I have a 2000 SeaBreeze 1331 Ford Chassis and there appears to be some splits in the bottom of the battery box. What is best way to address this problem?
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Decide if the battery box is still able to safely hold the battery. IF it is not, replace it, if it is, ignore the splits and holes, they actually SOLVE problems.
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I just noticed the same thing ! I think a piece of 1/2 plywood cut to fit in the bottom would suffice, don't you ???
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:01 PM   #4
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Here is another idea:
1) Remove all batteries
2) Clean the bottom of the box to remove all the acid
3) sand and paint bottom of box with Rust proof paint Prefer POR15
4) Have a local metal guy cut a piece of steel (same thickness as on the coach) and bend the two sides up about 6 Inches. So the steel covers the bottom area and goes up each sidewall about 6 inches
5) Prime and paint new steel piece
6) Apply PL9000 glue from home depot to bottom of steel insert and glue into place.
7) Add a couple of self tapping metal screws to secure metal insert.
8) Put batteries back in and hook up.

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Old 10-17-2014, 07:20 AM   #5
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The battery box is molded fiberglass,
Repair cracked glass
Fabricate support and brackets to be installed under the bottom of the battery box.
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I cut a 2 x 8 to width of battery tray, cut two plywood pieces to screw on each end of 2x8 forming a "U" so it would saddle the tray from the bottom, and screwed the unit on from the inside using many pan head screws. Kind of heavy duty, but I had the scraps of lumber and wasn't in the mood to get too fancy. It held for 5 years and no batteries fell through the bottom of the tray. Didn't show anyway, so no points for looks. (Former Dolphin owner)
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Here is another idea:
1) Remove all batteries
2) Clean the bottom of the box to remove all the acid
3) sand and paint bottom of box with Rust proof paint Prefer POR15
4) Have a local metal guy cut a piece of steel (same thickness as on the coach) and bend the two sides up about 6 Inches. So the steel covers the bottom area and goes up each sidewall about 6 inches
5) Prime and paint new steel piece
6) Apply PL9000 glue from home depot to bottom of steel insert and glue into place.
7) Add a couple of self tapping metal screws to secure metal insert.
8) Put batteries back in and hook up.

Cheers
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Repairing the fiberglass box and fabricating a metal reinforcement strap is a good idea. My box came from the factory with a 6" wide metal strap that wraps around the box and is attached to supports on each side of the box on the bottom side of the floor.

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