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Old 09-08-2015, 12:06 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by yyccarla View Post
Our tent trailer has been sitting for a year and we went to get it ready for a trip...
Fully charge and disconnect the battery when long-term storage is in the trailer's future. Anything more than a few or four weeks unless you're routinely charging it. Better yet, remove the battery and store it in a cool, dry location.


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Old 09-08-2015, 12:46 PM   #12
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pop off the caps on the top of battery and fill with distilled water if the level is not up to the bottom of the internal ring... then recharge the battery

while at auto parts store get a spray can of stuff to spray on battery terminals to prevent this next time


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Old 09-08-2015, 04:49 PM   #13
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They are circuit breakers or relays (need to pull one apart to be sure) either way you can get them at most any auto parts dealer. Either way they should be replaced as they will help or protect your electric system in your pop-up from issues in future. After you replace them keep the area clean and coat them with a good battery protector spray this will help in the future with the corrosion issues.
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Old 09-08-2015, 06:41 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by yyccarla View Post
Our tent trailer has been sitting for a year and we went to get it ready for a trip - and the battery has some corrosion happening on the top of it. What is that piece on top that is corroding - the one with the 4 nuts on it? I'm not sure what it is, what it does or if I just need it for connecting those extra cables? Thanks in advance for any help!
Believe it is the same thing I had on boat battery if so it is a fusible link that susposed to burn out if overcharging. As for the corridor mix up some baking soda and water it will clean the outside of the terminals and connections. You can buy a pad that fits over the post and it will the corosin from forming. Any auto parts store has them they also carry them at Wal-Mart.

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