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Old 06-13-2010, 06:34 PM   #1
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Leaking battery box 28vfbs

We have a 28VFBS which has a built in battery box in the v over the tongue with a metal door (not a plastic box mounted to the tongue like most TTs). Ever since we bought it each time it rains the battery tray gets full of water. There was no weather stripping around the door when we bought it. I have taken it back to the dealer three times for this (dealer added weather stripping - no luck, replaced the whole box - no luck). Has anyone else experienced this with a built in box and if so have you been able to fix it?
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:46 PM   #2
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Drill water drain holes in the bottom of the box.
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:11 PM   #3
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Then the tray won't catch the battery's fluid if it breaks or overflows.
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:27 PM   #4
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Then the tray won't catch the battery's fluid if it breaks or overflows.
Batteries rarely "overflow" I would not be worried about that. I'm with Milzat, drill a few 1/4" holes in the bottom and be done with it forever.
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:12 PM   #5
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My camper's battery box had a 2 inch hole in the bottom for ventilation.

I also assume if it burst and the acid leaked out it would be better for everyone if it was "outside" on the ground (where rain water would dilute it) rather than eating away the frame of the camper waiting to be discovered by a bare hand wondering what all the liquid was.
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:17 PM   #6
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My battery box has drain holes in the bottom also. That
s why I mentioned drilling the holes.

BTW, battery acid is sulphuric acid. It's a slow corroding acid and cleans up easily.

Drill the holes and don't worry about spills.
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OoH. I don't usually casually chime in unless I think somebody could get hurt. Sulphuric Acid is highly corrosive. It can be nuetralized with baking soda. If you don't have that, get the hose out and rinse all metal surfaces with copious amounts of water.
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Ditto on the set PH to 7.00 ASAP
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:06 PM   #9
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Sorry, I should have also added " I can be nuetralized with baking soda" as turbopuppy did.
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Lol

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