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Old 10-05-2012, 06:13 AM   #11
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My Grandfather owned an RV dealeship for years. People were constanly breaking into the TT's to steal the TV's and other items. He would have to replace the items that were taken AND deal with the damage the thieves caused while trying to get in. Finally, he just the left the TT's unlocked. Much easier to replace stolen items without having major repairs to the TT's. I would just remove the battery. Making elaborate locks and such will just cause further damage when some idiot tries to break the lock to get the battery anyway. On my 29X it only takes a couple of minutes to pull the battery. I would rather do that than have to repair what some fool broke trying to get it out.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:20 AM   #12
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What many of us have done is gone the lockable tool-box way to safely store the batteries. This lockable 48-inch side mount tool box shown here will hold 4EA GC2 Deep Cycle 6V Batteries (COSTCO-SAMs Club)... You can't prevent someone from stealing your things - only slow them down enough to maybe make them change their mind...


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Old 10-05-2012, 02:12 PM   #13
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What many of us have done is gone the lockable tool-box way to safely store the batteries. This lockable 48-inch side mount tool box shown here will hold 4EA GC2 Deep Cycle 6V Batteries (COSTCO-SAMs Club)... You can't prevent someone from stealing your things - only slow them down enough to maybe make them change their mind...


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Make sure to ventilate the box while charging.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:42 PM   #14
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Not sure that storing a battery inside the trailer is a great idea. If it is left that way long enough to discharge, it could freeze and crack, letting acid out. Also fumes given off, even while not charging, can accumulate over time, and a spark from anywhere, even static discharge, might cause an explosion. I would not want to take the risk.
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Boss Wagon -- I'll let Roy give you the details, but the battery box, as pictured, is vented 24/7 with kitchen sink strainers that are mounted on the (front) negative overhang section.
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Boss Wagon -- I'll let Roy give you the details, but the battery box, as pictured, is vented 24/7 with kitchen sink strainers that are mounted on the (front) negative overhang section.
Good deal. Sometimes people overlook the need to vent the battery box.
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I would bring it home and put it on a battery tender.
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I would never ever store a batt inside the TT. They give off some gas all the time, whether charging or not. Just different amounts. Storage over a long winter could build it up enough to cause an explosion, especially if the TT is closed up tight. I know someone who stored two batts inside an "airtight" storage shed for about 6 months, and all it took to blow the shed was a spark when he scraped a steel hammer against the metal door opening. He survived the explosion, but had burns and other injuries. Definitely NOT worth the risk, IMHO.
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