Originally Posted by silver
What color are your batteries? My Berkshire came with gray house batteries. The outgassing from them is awful. I to have lost my straps and each year have had to strip the bay and repaint. This year I coted the bay with pickup truck bed spray and added venting to the bay.
I have a buddy with a Bekshire who had the dealer replace the batteries before he took delivery. He has a different type. His bay looks brand new. We both have 2008 coaches. Makes me think there is something funny with the gray batteries.
Mine are white with red tops. USA Batteries or some similar name. Tom, my pads are due here Friday. Then I'm going to take all the bats out AGAIN, clean up the tray and compartment AGAIN and hope for an improvement.
I've already used some of that "rubberized" paint on the bottom of the compartment and tray. This morning I noticed corrosion on the slide assembly; damn. I think that paint may be the same thing as truck bed spray.
As delivered from FR my house bats were NOT wired correctly. I corrected that this morning, so that may help with more even charging.
I've not added water but twice in the last 6 months; when I first got the coach last November it had been pretty much unused for two years. At that time the four bats took right at 1.5 gallons of water. Recently, I added water again, but nowhere near as much. Also, each bat took a significantly different amount of water.
Like everything else, I'll eventually "wrestle this bear to the ground".