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Old 05-28-2016, 12:48 PM   #1
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Georgetown 328 Motorhome Battery Battery Compartment

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I have a question. After driving in Rainy Weather I have noticed that the Motorhome Battery Compartment gets wet and some Mud getting in this Compartment do to it being directly behind the Right Front Wheel. I have asked the Dealership if this is normal or is there something missing. See4ms to me that there should be more or some type of Shielding, Rubber or something that would prevent this from happening. Need your thoughts or suggestions.
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Old 05-28-2016, 02:38 PM   #2
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The batteries which power the inverter for my residential refrigerator have the same issue as you describe. Plenty of water, dirt, etc., plus the interior most battery is extremely close to the exhaust pipe. I have thought of having someone fabricate a protective panel but hate to spend the money.
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Old 05-29-2016, 01:31 PM   #3
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I am a little surprised by no comments. If this Compartment get wet and you are driving during the Winter on a road that has been salted, there is going to be a lot of corrosion I would think. Maybe my Motorhome is missing something if no one else has noticed this problem.
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I am a little surprised by no comments. If this Compartment get wet and you are driving during the Winter on a road that has been salted, there is going to be a lot of corrosion I would think. Maybe my Motorhome is missing something if no one else has noticed this problem.

Our 2014 328tsf is set up the same way. It's designed the way you described. Nothing is missing.

Keep the battery post lubricated so there's no corrosion and you'll be fine.

The only concern I have is the battery tray rusting over time. We don't run our Coach in the winter. Just one more thing to keep clean from time to time. No biggie.


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If the batteries were in a closed compartment there would be no place for the gasses while charging to go and these gasses are explosive this is the reason for them to be out in the open.
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I agree but Water and anything else should not be able to get into the Battery Compartment. It could be shielded from the Front Wheel with the back vented as it is. That is all I am saying. Poor design in my estimation.
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