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Old 11-02-2009, 07:14 AM   #1
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Water in battery box

Yesterday I was installing a connector bracket for a new backup camera on the camper. I removed the battery box cover and found it full of water. Is this normal? I don't like the idea of water sloshing over the top of the battery when traveling so I drilled 4 5/16 holes on the bottom for drains.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:29 AM   #2
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You're not the first to find this condition.
Battery boxes in boats need solid bottoms but boxes mounted
out on the tongue of a trailer need drain holes.
I drilled mine also.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:54 AM   #3
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Ditto on the drilling holes in the battery box.
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:54 PM   #4
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Agreed. Drill holes. Do not plug vent holes in top. They are there for a reason. Some people think it is a good idea to do so, until their battery box explodes.
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Yea....I drilled holes in my batt boxes too.
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:48 AM   #6
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Agreed. Drill holes. Do not plug vent holes in top. They are there for a reason. Some people think it is a good idea to do so, until their battery box explodes.
The vent holes in the top of both my battery boxes are tiny
compared to the huge space between the lid and the
sides of the boxes. I put a small piece of black electrical
tape over the holes in top. You can practically stick your
hand in the side areas where the top bulges out for cable
access.
YMMV.
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