Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-09-2015, 09:45 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Georgia
Posts: 524
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolverine 1945 View Post
Shirley you are kidding about the airbags,,, Right ???
LOL !!!
I kid you not. Airbags wouldn't take air. I crawled under the RV and found the red air lines snipped off and no sign of airbags. I contacted the dealer where I bought it and they installed brand new bags at no cost to me. I did not ask nor expect them to do that since I bought it as-is. I think they were as surprised as me that the bags were removed.
__________________

__________________
2014 Sunseeker 2860DS
gmacklem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2015, 09:50 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
Wolverine 1945's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: SouthWest Michigan
Posts: 3,692
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmacklem View Post
I kid you not. Airbags wouldn't take air. I crawled under the RV and found the red air lines snipped off and no sign of airbags. I contacted the dealer where I bought it and they installed brand new bags at no cost to me. I did not ask nor expect them to do that since I bought it as-is. I think they were as surprised as me that the bags were removed.
I hear ya,,, but I think that is only right that they replace some thing that was supposed to be there !!! Maybe the missing battery also ???
Sounds like the previous owner had a problem with someone ???
__________________

__________________
Wolverine 1945 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2015, 10:32 AM   #23
Love My Sunseeker
 
DXSMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 788
Quote:
Originally Posted by brandon 2 View Post
I think maintenance free is just a come on. When you are checking the oil and other normal things on your motor home it good to pull those caps off and top them up with distilled water.. I have found that in hot weather they tend to go thru more water. Not hard to top the cells off. Make sure you keep the water level above the plates.
I once tried a "KWIK FILL" and I found that to be useless. I had trouble ascertaining when it was "full" and I overfilled a lot. Just do it by hand.
__________________
JJ only, my cat went to Rainbow Bridge July 2015

I love my Sunseeker, when I'm on a trip I don't wanna go home!!!"

Total days camping each year: AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!
DXSMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2015, 10:43 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
Wolverine 1945's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: SouthWest Michigan
Posts: 3,692
It maybe a totally different thing,,, but I replaced the Maintenance Free MotorCraft battery in my 03 F-150 a year or so back,,, because it was 11 years old,,, and I did not want to deal with it if it went bad during the winter !!!
Of course I replaced it with a MotorCraft battery !!!
__________________
Wolverine 1945 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2015, 11:21 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
camaraderie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,721
Often the newer multi-cap batteries can be confused with sealed "no maintenance" batteries. Here's pix of both. Just because the hole covers are covered up and recessed doesn't mean they don't need to be watered.
Interstate Maintenance free design...



Interstate NON maintenance free battery with pry up recessed "tri caps". Check & water as needed.

__________________
________
Cam
2015 Georgetown 280DS
2014 Vespa LX150 2014 StellaAuto 125
camaraderie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2015, 12:09 PM   #26
Love RVing
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Seneca, SC
Posts: 37
I had gel cell and when it got down to 12 volts or less the on board charger would not charge. I learned to connect a good 12 volt battery to the gell cell in series then connect 10amp off board charger to gell, this tricks gell to take charge. Had to do this once or twice a year.
__________________
burse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2015, 12:28 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Boso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,198
I think maintance free would be ok in cars and some trucks but not as house batteries in a RV even has two batteries in ford diesel trucks from factory that are not maintance free
__________________
i2015 sunseeker 3050s. 2007 saturn aura
Boso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2015, 04:49 PM   #28
Love My Sunseeker
 
DXSMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 788
Ok, my new batteries don't have a "cover" like what was shown. Leads me to suspect they are possibly NOT "maintenance free." I'm gonna pull the caps.
__________________
JJ only, my cat went to Rainbow Bridge July 2015

I love my Sunseeker, when I'm on a trip I don't wanna go home!!!"

Total days camping each year: AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!
DXSMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2015, 07:33 PM   #29
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: CA
Posts: 55
DSXmac

Here is the link to the DIY to fix the issue we had with our 3171ds and the navi, radio, battery.

Navi - Radio - Battery issue 3071DS

~onione
__________________
OniOne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2015, 09:23 AM   #30
Senior Member
 
Wolverine 1945's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: SouthWest Michigan
Posts: 3,692
Quote:
Originally Posted by camaraderie View Post
Often the newer multi-cap batteries can be confused with sealed "no maintenance" batteries. Here's pix of both. Just because the hole covers are covered up and recessed doesn't mean they don't need to be watered.
Interstate Maintenance free design...



Interstate NON maintenance free battery with pry up recessed "tri caps". Check & water as needed.

Great photos camaraderie,,, Thank You !!!
Our 2013 Sunseeker has batteries like the top photo,,, with different posts,,, so if I understand right they are Maintenance Free ???
I just looked,,, the Motorcraft battery I put in my 03 F-150 is Maintenance Free,,, it has a large plastic cover over the top,,, our 2011 EDGE Motorcraft Battery is not,, as is the Motorcraft Battery in the 2013 E450 !!!
Both those have caps,,, very tight fitting,,, but they can be removed !!!
Time to get some distilled water !!!

PS: both my lawn tractor have Maintenance Free Batteries !!!
LOL !!!
__________________

__________________
Wolverine 1945 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 04:25 PM.