Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-21-2014, 05:17 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Mbh818's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posts: 104
I had the same problem this year in northeast PA. Bitterly cold winter. 5 years of motorhoming and never had an issue with my house batteries. Went out this spring to open her up and i find all 4 house batteries bulged and cracked. Not an easy pill to swallow. The cheapest I could find to replace was $290 each. You say you got all 4 for $550? Are they the huge 17" high ones? Mine are enormous and weigh 120 lbs each. From now on I will fully charge and disconnect them, then store them in my basement. Can't afford to do replace them every year!
__________________

__________________
Mike Hollar
2014 Berkshire 390BH-40
2012 Chevy Equinox - TOAD
Mbh818 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2014, 05:33 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 126
Good thing you installed them in "July 2014". Now you know what's going to happen so perhaps you can prevent it this winter. Happens every time you drink the blue liquid from the "8" ball. You can see into the future.
__________________

__________________

2009 Rockwood 2701SS
2008 Tundra Crewmax 5.7
bob7794 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2014, 05:54 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,748
Do you get heartburn from the blue liquid?
__________________
Still Kickin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2014, 09:10 PM   #14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 3
Thanks everyone for the advice (both on the batteries and spending winters someplace warm). My family loves our motor home, however, I am strongly considering selling it an getting a fifth wheel. At least with a pick-up, I would be driving it and since the chassis batteries didn't freeze, I'm thinking I'd have better luck. Any thoughts on where to list it or the best way to sell it? I'm not liking the price the dealership is suggesting or having to leave it with them and not use it this summer.
__________________
dbalys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2014, 09:20 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: West Michigan/Fort Myers
Posts: 3,927
Good luck with the sale. As a suggestion I would find a better place to store what ever RV you buy. I thought your house batteries froze and you will have them in a 5th wheel. You need to have a place that you can put a trickle charger on. A charged battery will not freeze. Removing them is way to much work and is impossible for me to do myself. What every you buy is not a set and forget toy. They are all complicated and need to have maintenance and upkeep. MH verse 5th wheel is really more a what works better for me and my use not a question of what's easier to maintain.
__________________

__________________
Phil57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
battery

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:33 PM.