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Old 06-10-2014, 10:02 PM   #1
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2005 lexington 255ds, wondering if I have to disconnect batteries and slide them out t

I talked to previous owner and he placed box about same height as batteries, disconnected batteries and pulled them put to add water. I was hoping for an easier way to check them.
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:05 PM   #2
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He said the tray doesn't slide out.
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:27 PM   #3
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I don't have your unit but I use a flashlite and an inspection mirror to inspect I use a fill tube about quarter of an inch in diameter with a funnel type pour spout. Hope that helps some.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:09 PM   #4
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Thanks, I will try that, I don't like the
Rust on the floor of the battery tray. I will have to remove batteries and clean
Paint.
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you can use the rubber in a spray can to cover the shelf... it will help control the rust. can get at the Box depot type stores
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I'll try that, thanks
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:26 PM   #7
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Hello Hamm, I have a 2004 Lexington 270s and I have the same problem, they cand be slid or removed through access door and there is barely enough room to remove battery cables. I have been using a light and a mirror but it is very difficult. I am at the point now that I want to pull them out, test them and probably replace them.
I have Interstate SPM 27 MCA x 2 in it has anyone else replaced theirs and what did you replace them with thanks....
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Old 08-02-2014, 04:28 PM   #8
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Yep. It's a pain, mine are the original batteries as per the previous owner,, will try the mirror method, thanks


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Old 08-02-2014, 05:20 PM   #9
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Have a 2005 Lexi GTS 255DS and there is no easy way to service the batteries SOOO I removed the old batteries, sanded the compartment and then sprayed with the rubberized coating mentioned above. I then bit the bullit and bought two OPTIMA Blue deep cycle batteries. Installed them about one year ago and mounted a ground stud to the box so I can quickly check the voltage with a VOM. No more trying to check water levels or fill batteries. OPTIMAs are a little more expensive(about 200.00 at Auto parts store) but they sure save time, energy and I don't think that their performance can be beat.
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:24 PM   #10
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Do you ever wonder what planners or designers were thinking when the do something like this.... its like covering a wall with drywall and not cutting out the switches or plug receptacles. I wonder how many years it took FR to fix this flaw.
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