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Old 04-26-2012, 08:10 AM   #1
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New to me 2010 Grey Wolf 28bh

Just picked up a 2010 28bh. It looked great when I looked at it and did my examination of it. Got it home and hooked up to shore power, started to get a sulfur smell. Walked around it and heard the battery boiling. Used the battery disconnect. Prior owner never kept the level up in it. Battery took over 1/2 gallon of water. Guess what, doesn't work anymore. I guess I need to get my fine tooth comb out and pms everything, even it if looks ok, just for my piece of mind.

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Old 04-26-2012, 08:14 AM   #2
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Time for a new battery for sure!
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:19 AM   #3
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Wheel bearings
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tires
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:52 AM   #4
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Welcome on the site, and congrats on your purchase. If you bought it from a dealer, you might check to see if they had a warranty on the battery.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:06 AM   #5
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It was a private party sale. The dates were not removed on the battery, but I can easily fix that for the prorated portion. $103 for the new battery. Not too shabby.

We upgraded from a 2005 Flagstaff 625D popup. We had bought it to see if my dw would like it and she did. So we just upgraded. Love it, but I need to go through it to trust it.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:19 AM   #6
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Imo 103.00 is a little high!
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:31 AM   #7
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Yep, Good series 24 Dual Purpose batteries in the 75 AH range should run about 75 to 80 bucks.

HOWEVER, your converter should not have boiled your battery. A shorted cell should have tripped your converter off line. That it stayed on and kept shorting into the battery needs to be investigated BEFORE you hook up a brand new battery for it to eat. Just my opinion.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:23 AM   #8
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Ok, I hooked up the multi meter without the charger on, battery read 4.58 volts, hooked it back up, it went up to 12.89 and then dropped slowly to 12.10. After a minute I cod hear the liquid bubbling and disconnected. What should I check? The wires are hooked up correctly and they were tight, there was no corrosion on the connections. The only thing was the low fluid level.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:48 AM   #9
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Not sure what converter you have, but this is the manual for the WFCO.

The troubleshooting section is at the back.

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This is their website and tech support may also help you.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:57 AM   #10
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8955 is what I have. I will go through that when i moor up tonight after this patrol.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:27 AM   #11
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I just read through the ts section and it was only looking at the no load voltage of 13.6. So we will see when i get home.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:00 PM   #12
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Just did test. A solid 13.60 from the converter. Put the new battery in and no problems yet. I am running the fridge and hot water heater to make sure they work. So far so good.
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