24 Series Deep Cycle Battery Issue
Help! I have a Sandpiper 365saqb and last night awoke to a very strong smell of "rotten eggs". After thinking maybe a sewer issue or a leaking propane line I happened by the battery compartment and found the very strong odor coming from there. Upon visual inspection one of the two batteries was extremely hot while the other was ok. The battery in question was also very low on water.
Now, here's where I may have messed up. I recently added a thrid battery that I can remove when in storage. This as I have found on several occasions that after sitting for a few months there is not enough power to run the hydraulic leveling jacks for hitching. I just added the battery and 2 cables tying directly into the battery in question. All of the batteries are only a few months old and of the same 24 series. 2 are exide and the other an interstate. All 3 are deep cycle RV. I have a residential refrigerator and the 3rd also help keep the invertor going on longer trips until I can get to shore power.
So do I just have a bad battery? Something I should be looking at?
I took it out, leaving just 2 batteries in the manner in which they were wired from the factory.
2016 Sandpiper 365asqb
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