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Old 01-22-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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Battery slide replacement

I have a 2010 Forest River Lexington GTS 255 with a severely corroded battery slide tray/slide mechanism. It is a Fleming Sales EZ Glide battery tray. The interior tray dimensions are 14.25" deep by 13.25" wide. I looked on line and also called the company. The closest part available (Part# BT1-1314) has a tray dimension just opposite that, 14.25" WIDE by 13.25" DEEP. Has anyone had to replace their sliding battery tray? If so, where did you get your parts? I have called FR but they have not returned my calls yet.


P.S. I want to replace my two flooded cell (NC-27) to AGM batteries to prevent corrosion of the tray in the future. I am thinking of either Optima Blue Top D-31M or Lifeline GPL-27T. Any thoughts on this? I have a WFCO 9855 55 amp power converter. Will this be OK to use on these AGM batteries?
Output range per manual:
Normal (absorption mode) 13.6 Vdc
Boost (Bulk mode) 14.4 Vdc
trickle (Float mode) 13.2 Vdc

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Old 01-22-2013, 04:24 PM   #2
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Don,

While maintenance free batteries sound good on paper, there are severe limitations that come with the package. The biggest in my opinion is capacity (way smaller) and expense (way more).

I will track down the thread on this topic for you.
There are also battery mats that neutralize corrosion that you can use under a flooded cell battery to eliminate this issue in the future. They work and are very cheap insurance.

Anti Corrosion Battery Mat


Some reading:

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ery-20159.html

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ery-16881.html

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...agm-23543.html

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ver-21215.html

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...y-s-23855.html
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