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Old 03-14-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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Discovery batteries

Ok I need help, are all the batteries in one compartment ? We have a 2006 Discovery and I want to add water or a least check the batteries, but the batteries look like they are sealed. Is it possible they could be sealed? Why can I find only 2 Batteries, where is the other 4? Leaving tomorrow for a trip, any advice tonight would be appreciated. Thanks
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My 2 chassis batteries are sealed. The 4 coach batteries are not and are in the basement 1 back from the chassis batteries.
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Thanks jrgreen, how do you get to the house batteries ? How often do you put water in them?
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The house batteries in my '08 are inside the storage compartment behind the coach battery compartment. When I open the door I see them (red in color). I just bought new ones for this coach. On my 02 gas Bounder, that I used every other weekend, I checked the water and added if needed, about every 2 months give or take. I found the water low at times but never below the top of the plates.
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Adding mineral oil to the cells will also cut down on off gassing, water adding and corrosion around them.
2 oz per cell for 12 volt batteries and 4 oz for 6 volts does the trick and has for years. My OEM Interstate U-2200 6 volt's lasted 1 month short of 10 years and even then were pretty good. We were headed out on a trip and I didn't want trouble on the road so I changed them early.
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There are both sealed and unsealed types of batteries, whether house or chassis. AGM's & Gel batteries are always are sealed, for example (technically, they are "valve-regulated" rather than sealed). There are also so-called "maintenance-free" batteries, which are sometimes used for the chassis batteries but rarely for the house bank.
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Adding mineral oil to the cells will also cut down on off gassing, water adding and corrosion around them.
2 oz per cell for 12 volt batteries and 4 oz for 6 volts does the trick and has for years. My OEM Interstate U-2200 6 volt's lasted 1 month short of 10 years and even then were pretty good. We were headed out on a trip and I didn't want trouble on the road so I changed them early.
I never heard of that before?? I've left my coach plugged in all winter and a battery check is on the list when we get it out of the shop. Can't do it now...can't get it out of the shop and the compartment doors are too close to the wall.
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Thanks all for info on batteries , found them ,checked and filled. Had a great weekend with the grandchildren at Jellystone Robert, La. One problem no cable tv and no Wifi. Not really a problem we were having to much fun paddle boats, riding bikes, fishing and playing. Thanks again everyone . Safe travels.
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Where were the batteries?
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The batteries were in the next compartment , the one he didn't look in. Thanks
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Glad you found them and had a successful trip.
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