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Old 10-09-2015, 12:04 PM   #11
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Old 10-09-2015, 03:45 PM   #12
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Started to look at the mess and decided just to go for it. Made a diagram of the batteries and put pcs. of tape and labeled all the the wires. Then I used zip ties to keep them up and out of the way.

Oh I drilled an 1 1/4" hole in the bottom off to the side to let the water / mess run out into a bucket. I'll just pick up a rubber automotive plug that snaps in for future needs.

What a mess under the batteries ! Washed and scraped all down, used an air gun to dry it. Primed it then used some spray satin chassis black that I had kicking around. Looks good now, ready for the matts and new batteries.

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Old 10-09-2015, 03:52 PM   #13
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Would recommend everyone to check out there battery box to see if you have any corrosion going on.

Along the bottom edge right behind the rear wheels not sure if it was poor welding or left some spots not welded along there for water to escape, but I figure water can also get in there especially right by the tires. I'm going to pick up a tube of black body filler and caulk that seam up.
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Old 10-09-2015, 04:17 PM   #14
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Forest River should have never removed the battery trays. At least with them you had a chance to save the bottom of the compartment!!


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Joe, I got to believe that those Interstates are replacement batteries. That is what I replaced mine with. You might want to ask Buffalo RV if they replaced the batteries. Might still be under warranty. Craig


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Craig it would be nice if they were in a roll out tray, but should be good now and I'll just keep an eye out for it.

Big question I have is not sure if I should throw new batteries in now or wait till spring.

If the coach is plugged in will that keep the batteries from freezing getting a charge once in a while. Maybe the bad battery didn't freeze but had another issue. Not sure.
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Are the batteries dated ? If the numbers haven't been punched out can the Interstate store here tell if they are recently new from looking at the battery ?
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Joe, I got to believe that those Interstates are replacement batteries. That is what I replaced mine with. You might want to ask Buffalo RV if they replaced the batteries. Might still be under warranty. Craig


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Joe if you are replacing all of the house batteries you might want to consider the chassis batteries too since they come from FL and will be older that the house.


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Started to look at the mess and decided just to go for it. Made a diagram of the batteries and put pcs. of tape and labeled all the the wires. Then I used zip ties to keep them up and out of the way.

Oh I drilled an 1 1/4" hole in the bottom off to the side to let the water / mess run out into a bucket. I'll just pick up a rubber automotive plug that snaps in for future needs.

What a mess under the batteries ! Washed and scraped all down, used an air gun to dry it. Primed it then used some spray satin chassis black that I had kicking around. Looks good now, ready for the matts and new batteries.


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