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Old 09-21-2016, 04:27 PM   #21
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Both of these boxes on this page come from the manufacturer with drain holes already in place.
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This thread was almost as controversial as one I started about firearms in the RV Actually a lot more so even....

I'm in the camp where if there was any issue, what so ever, regarding harming the environment at any measurable degree by poking a couple holes in your battery box, the EPA would be involved in a nano second. More so -We're actually doing the environment a favor by preventing a potential toxic soup from building up that most people would just chuck on the ground anyway. Good ventilation is required, might as well poke a few holes in the bottom and keep your battery dry. Don't know about you guys, but the idea of having mystery liquid sloshing around in my battery box is a concern in and of itself, the less time this 'mystery water' is in there, the less chance it has of actually becoming something that's worse for the planet. Dump it to the ground while it's still just water...

A whole lot to do about nothing. in my humble opinion. I think I'll just buy a couple of those boxes with the holes already in it when I upgrade my battery bank. Thanks for the links
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Old 09-21-2016, 04:58 PM   #22
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I'm going out and am going to dump my grey tanks on the ground.... I think I will then fill them and dump them again just because.

I can't believe a guy drilled some holes in his battery box and the enviromentalists lose all their marbles.

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Old 09-21-2016, 07:48 PM   #23
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I'm going out and am going to dump my grey tanks on the ground.... I think I will then fill them and dump them again just because.

I can't believe a guy drilled some holes in his battery box and the enviro-whacktards lose all their marbles.

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Save yourself some trouble and just drill four holes in your grey tank
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Old 09-21-2016, 09:13 PM   #24
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Save yourself some trouble and just drill four holes in your grey tank
I think one of the techs took a dump in my black tank before I took delivery. I remember the first day I brought it home "Brand New" I assumed ALL the tanks were empty, and was learning how to flush the black, in my driveway.. virgin camper right?. Was a *brand new TT* I assumed you could have sipped a drink from the dump valve without a concern. I pulled the handle on the valve and orange slurry / toilet paper chunks and chocolate trout hit my gutter. There's still a faint line of dissolved paper running down my gutter, to the next street drain where it dumps into the river. Good times.

Where were we? Talking about phantom battery / rain schmeg water hitting the interstate at 65 mph? I digress....
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:02 PM   #25
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I was looking at my battery boxes today which have never been touched since the rig was new. Both have 4 ea. 1/4 in. holes drilled in each corner.
Go figure! Both were dry with no evidence of ever having liquid in them.


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Old 09-22-2016, 07:01 PM   #26
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I was looking at my battery boxes today which have never been touched since the rig was new. Both have 4 ea. 1/4 in. holes drilled in each corner.
Go figure! Both were dry with no evidence of ever having liquid in them.


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Old 09-22-2016, 07:50 PM   #27
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you guys are hillarious!
the boxes in my last rv and the ones in my new 321 "CAME WITH" 1.5" holes in them. my first rv had no battery boxes...just two batteries on metal pull out trays that were drilled out in the 4 corners. I never thought a thing about them and i still dont.

oh, and bigbird...i like your idea of drilling holes in the gray tanks...make em really small and no-one will ever notice the drainage ;-)

i think there are more interesting issues to discuss but this was a fun thread to read! thanks.
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I think one of the techs took a dump in my black tank before I took delivery. I remember the first day I brought it home "Brand New" I assumed ALL the tanks were empty, and was learning how to flush the black, in my driveway.. virgin camper right?. Was a *brand new TT* I assumed you could have sipped a drink from the dump valve without a concern. I pulled the handle on the valve and orange slurry / toilet paper chunks and chocolate trout hit my gutter. There's still a faint line of dissolved paper running down my gutter, to the next street drain where it dumps into the river. Good times.

Where were we? Talking about phantom battery / rain schmeg water hitting the interstate at 65 mph? I digress....


This was the best post in the thread! Lmao!


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Old 09-22-2016, 09:08 PM   #29
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I hear ya Camping Grampa. RustySocket had me gigling but Bansai had me rolling on the floor over his black tank episode.
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:10 PM   #30
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Very funny. But I have a question If you have gone to the trouble of putting batteries in a plastic battery box with a lid, why is rain/water getting into the battery box in the first place? Is that not the real problem here?
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