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Old 11-24-2020, 10:20 AM   #1
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I had some issues with my steps which I took care of I think. So being I had time I pulled out the house battery cover to check the batteries. Cleaned things up, checked water etc. I noticed the batteries are held down by 3 pieces of 2" X 1" rectangular tube that were not painted and they had some acid build up on them. I pulled them and the hold down bolts out and cleaned them up and painted them. I noticed when I was cleaning the batteries up that where the tubing contacted the batteries they were crushed down! I suppose someone tightened those 3/8" lock nuts with an impact! I can't see where the battery housings were cracked, but majorly bulged out at the sides. Pretty poor job of putting those in.
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Just an educated guess, but I would bet the batteries have serious problems. Swollen batteries are probably leaking and causing the corrosion you see.
Swelling comes from not enough electrolyte in batteries, too high charging current or bad charger. They could explode at some point.

If you have never looked at them before and the coach is at least three years old, I'd get them checked out soon.
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Just an educated guess, but I would bet the batteries have serious problems. Swollen batteries are probably leaking and causing the corrosion you see.
Swelling comes from not enough electrolyte in batteries, too high charging current or bad charger. They could explode at some point.

If you have never looked at them before and the coach is at least three years old, I'd get them checked out soon.

Check mine every couple of months. They do use a little water for sure. I'll probably swap them out pretty soon.



As to leaking, if they are it is really little. I don't think they are. The only corrosion I saw was on the bare metal hold down clamps.
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Get a can of this stuff. Never have a corrosion problem again if you follow the directions and your bolts/nuts will come of without an impact gun.


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I've used lots and lots of that stuff (or similar) over the last 40 years. It does work very well. My battery house is not bad at all. But I do know anytime you have unpainted metal close to a battery it's going to go bad. I do think a REV employee used a impact wrench to install these clamps. Not need to clamp them down that tight.
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