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Old 03-14-2010, 02:41 PM   #1
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Battery corrosion

Battery corrosion keeps coming back
I checked a couple hundred previous forums and can't find anything on killing Battery corrosion, Don't mean to be a pest but I'm trying to get all the odds and ends on this New to us 07 HR Endeaver taken care of and this is a pain in the neck
Have cleaned with baking soda and water twice and still comes back where the latches and slider hardware are connected to the tray
Preferably an enviromentally safe way!
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Hey cool site
Just got all the previous strings on this subject and got the info i was looking for THANKS ANYWAY EVERYONE Best source of useful info on my rig
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What kind of battery charger do you have onboard? If its not a good 3-stage, you're boiling your batteries and causing the corrosion.
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I just ordered Thermoil additive for my batteries, a lot of people here recommended it. I believe that it will work in controlling the corrosion from the off gassing from the batteries. I will report back.
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I just ordered Thermoil additive for my batteries, a lot of people here recommended it. I believe that it will work in controlling the corrosion from the off gassing from the batteries. I will report back.
While replacing my two chassis yesterday, I asked the the owner of the local Interstate Battery distributorship about using additives in the batteries. He said they are seeing more and more premature failures and it usually from "oil" in the water. He recommends nothing except distilled water be added to batteries.

Just passing the info along...
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I have researched the subject for a while now and agree that premature failures can be caused by oil in the water, if you use the improper product. Many people believe that you can use and they have used plain mineral oil. Thermoil has been used for years in both the RV and Commercial industries. The product is not cheap and many people decided to use plain mineral oil due to the cost savings.

I have not been able to find a single reported case of premature failure due to the Thermoil product.
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I just ordered Thermoil additive for my batteries, a lot of people here recommended it. I believe that it will work in controlling the corrosion from the off gassing from the batteries. I will report back.
Hi Jim,

I've been holding off purchasing this due to all of the controversy, however, I would agree with you that this product has been around for a long time and that it is a proven and safe product to use in our batteries.

How many ounces did you purchase and how many batteries and size are you treating? Thanks for whatever information you can share.

I just recently refurbished both battery slide trays due to the corrosion, re-installed the batteries and topped them off. Wow, I could not believe how heavy the one chassis battery was. I had to find another person just to help lift it out and back into the tray. It's the original chassis battery, 9 years old and still going strong. I replaced the four coach batteries back in January, 08. They were 7 years old.

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I have 4 - 6 volt batteries. The chart on the website says to use 4 ounces per cell for my batteries. My batteries have 3 cells each - 3x6=12 ounces/battery. I ordered 4 - 12 ounce bottles.
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