Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-12-2012, 10:08 AM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Beesleys Point, NJ 08223
Posts: 38
Battery Compartment

I have white power on metal parts in battery compartments. See attached photos. I am have trouble sliding the battery tray out to check/fill batteries.
I has problem in past and removed batteries, cleaned tray, painted, and put the battery pads in bottom of tray.

Can this be prevented ?

Jim McAfee
2011 Birkshier390bh
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Image 1.jpg
Views:	61
Size:	26.0 KB
ID:	19454  

JEM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
Berkshire 390QS
NO3putt's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Pueblo Colorado
Posts: 1,291
Having some of the same problems in battery compartment. Some expert advice would be helpful. thanks

2011: 54 days, 2012: 218 days, 2013: 175 days, 2014: 196 days
2015: 188 days, 2016: 72 days, 2017: 185 days: 2018 92 days
2009 Berkshire, 390QS, and toad
NO3putt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 12:31 PM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
Triguy's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeast Wisconsin
Posts: 6,950
Not an expert, but here are my thoughts. It appears that the batteries boiled over indicating a charger or battery problem.

Do you know what your converter's float voltage is?

I would also check the batteries with a hydrometer to confirm there are no bad cells.
DW, 3 Kids and our Goldens

2012 Shamrock 233S
2008 Toyota Sequoia 5.7L 4WD
Triguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 12:43 PM   #4
Dallas Texas
TexasBBQ's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 296
Once the corrosion starts you have to thoroughly clean and neutralize it or else it just keeps growing. Use a mixture of baking soda and water to neutralize it. Wear appropriate safety gear because it will foam up. I would remove the trays for the cleaning if possible. If a lot of the paint is gone it may be best to remove all the old paint and replace with acrylic or epoxy paint.

Might want to get the red and green doughnuts for the battery post and spray the red corrosion goop on them. You can find it WallyWorld or the auto store. Be sure your batteries are well ventilated to the outside
2004 Cardinal 33CKT
2006 Ford SDD F250 CC 4WD
TexasBBQ is offline   Reply With Quote


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

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by 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 11:34 AM.