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Old 07-01-2012, 08:24 PM   #15
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I have a 2012 Coachman, and had the same smell. I took the RV to the dealer, they checked, and replaced the bad battery at no cost to me.
Must have been a bad batch of batteries,
we have not had the smell since.
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Ok, found out with the purchase of my rig I got 1 year free membership to coachman.net which is a 24/7 hot line to a service tech. He said we were all right it's the batteries and my converter was probably not set right at the factory and is continuously charging my house batteries, and to use thw generator periodically to cool the coach during our drive today , and the is not a way for me to do it. So he asked me for my itinerary since we are only doing one night stays all the back to sc, he is setting a service appointment up for me tomorrow morning in Amarillo Texas since we will be driving right through there tomorrow.
Good deal! Glad to hear you've got support lined up.

Is it "coachman" or CoachNet?

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Old 07-02-2012, 07:31 AM   #17
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Most likely one of your batteries is done. The smell of sulphur is from it shorting out. The plates come loose and fall into the others. I would probably replace all because the others are probably next.
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It's coach net
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:17 PM   #19
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Well it ended up being a bad battery.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:59 AM   #20
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They must have had a bad bunch of batteries. They did replace both of ours.
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I have had that happen a couple of times, and the batteries are still going strong.

Lead acid batteries contain acid, specificllly sulfuric acid, and thus they can give off sulfur fumes, which redally combine with oxygen in the air to form Sulfur dioxide.

Also known as essence of rotten egg.

This does not ... Necessarly... Mean the batteries are toast.

However you SHOULD check the fluid level, as the first person said, and top off with DISTILLED water if needed,, I have found the proper level is JUST BELOW the bottom of the Split Ring (Filler tube) IF you bring it up to the bottom then it tends to bubble out, but if it's say 1/8 to 1/4 inch below, No problems in this area.

My coach has a converter that, all on it's own, will switch to "Equlization" mode (This is actually a good thing) and it can cause "Desulfacation" which can release sulfur to the air.
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I have had that happen a couple of times, and the batteries are still going strong.

Lead acid batteries contain acid, specificllly sulfuric acid, and thus they can give off sulfur fumes, which redally combine with oxygen in the air to form Sulfur dioxide.

Also known as essence of rotten egg.

This does not ... Necessarly... Mean the batteries are toast.

However you SHOULD check the fluid level, as the first person said, and top off with DISTILLED water if needed,, I have found the proper level is JUST BELOW the bottom of the Split Ring (Filler tube) IF you bring it up to the bottom then it tends to bubble out, but if it's say 1/8 to 1/4 inch below, No problems in this area.

My coach has a converter that, all on it's own, will switch to "Equlization" mode (This is actually a good thing) and it can cause "Desulfacation" which can release sulfur to the air.
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