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Old 11-11-2014, 02:45 PM   #1
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Replace OEM 12+ Year Old Chassis Battery or Wait?

I had the coach unplugged for a while and no genny running and the chassis battery, ORIGINAL chassis battery, sounded a little weak when I cranked the chassis motor for starting. Not bad, but detectable to me.

I was wondering if after 12 years I might not to just have it replaced ahead of a complete failure or inability to start the coach, or just wait till it gives out?

What say you fellow seasoned Ford Chassis Folks?

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12 years is a long time....tooooo long.
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:37 PM   #3
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Sure give it a little more time. You've waited at least 6 years beyond when you should have replaced the battery so why not give it a few more days, weeks, months or even years. You could wait until it won't crank the engine then you'll know for certain that you waited just 1-day to long. Then you can report to us that you had a battery last 12 years (plus) and X number of days before it finally quit.

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Sure give it a little more time. You've waited at least 6 years beyond when you should have replaced the battery so why not give it a few more days, weeks, months or even years. You could wait until it won't crank the engine then you'll know for certain that you waited just 1-day to long. Then you can report to us that you had a battery last 12 years (plus) and X number of days before it finally quit.

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LOL,,, ain't that the truth,,,,
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For what it's worth...I just replaced my car battery for that very same reason. It was an 8year old original battery that seemed a little bit sluggish on cold mornings to my ear.
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What make is that battery? just wondering,,,


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Last Spring I decided to change the OEM battery in my 2005 Ram 1500, could not believe it had went that long. So I bought a replacement and was going to keep the old one for little 12v projects I "dink" with on the workbench. 2 days after I removed it I went to use it on a CB radio I wanted to test, DEAD completely, apparently just the little jostling finally shorted the bottom of the plates. A hard bump could have done that anywhere.
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I do not believe in replacing a battery while it has life left. EPICALLY on a motor home with a built in BOOST system.

But I do believe in keeping the needed funds handy when it's that old.
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wow I am upset that I have never been that lucky to have a battery last that long. 6 years seems to be the best I have been able to squeeze out of my batteries.
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I had one in a Ford Expedition go a little over 13 years before I finally replaced it. It was still able to start the engine, but didn't sound healthy enough to go through another winter of -20*F temperatures.

The one in our Jeep was 10 years old when it was replaced. It's still doing duty in the front end loader.
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I do not believe in replacing a battery while it has life left. EPICALLY on a motor home with a built in BOOST system.

But I do believe in keeping the needed funds handy when it's that old.
Agreed Wa8yxm!

Just hope I don't get stranded some day but with the auxilliary start from the coach batts available, that shouldn't happen....
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Joe, I am pretty sure its the original Motorcraft Ford battery...will take a pic next time I'm out there looking at it to be sure.
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If you never changed the chassis battery I think the house batts are toast also. Spend the money and replace all. You don't want to get stuck when out having fun. Take care of the problem while at home.
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If you never changed the chassis battery I think the house batts are toast also. Spend the money and replace all. You don't want to get stuck when out having fun. Take care of the problem while at home.
No the house batts were replaced in 2009 or 2010 by the PO. I watch their water level closely....keep it just above the cardboard...

Good point though!!

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