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Old 10-12-2014, 06:36 PM   #11
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I haven't looked at what battery I have?
I need to check
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Old 10-12-2014, 07:57 PM   #12
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mine wwas full of water too ... drilled two holes in bottom and problem solved
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Old 10-12-2014, 08:19 PM   #13
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Putting 4 holes in my batt box was one of the first things I did when I got my trailer. It rained like crazy the first night we stayed in it (in our driveway). Next morning, battery box was full of water, made quick work of it, no longer worried about it...
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Old 10-12-2014, 08:41 PM   #14
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Thanks for the replies. I think that I'm going to dril some weep holes after I check the water level in the batteries. Hopefully, it's just rainwater.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:51 AM   #15
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Drill a couple ” holes in the low points. Also drill a couple extra (in the low points and use some machine screws (tex screw) with washers and secure the box to the battery tray. Make sure the screw heads are low so the battery does not rub on the heads. As secured box means when the cheap strap breaks your battery does not fall of the TT as you are driving down the road.
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:13 AM   #16
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Drill a couple holes in the low points. Also drill a couple extra (in the low points and use some machine screws (tex screw) with washers and secure the box to the battery tray. Make sure the screw heads are low so the battery does not rub on the heads. As secured box means when the cheap strap breaks your battery does not fall of the TT as you are driving down the road.
I just replaced the cheap strap that was included with a higher quality one with a buckle that's quicker and easier to deal with. Since I remove my battery when in storage, I got tired of monkeying around with that cheap POS it came with.
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:28 AM   #17
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I'm with Mcfarmall. The idea of a battery box is to contain acid it the event of a crack or overcharge situation. I wont be drilling holes in mine. I can soak up whatever may be in there when I pull the battery for the winter.
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:56 AM   #18
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Modern cars and trucks don't have a battery box, they have a tray and a hold-down so why a battery box on the TT? I also drill holes after finding my battery half submerged in water once. If memory serves me correctly, the terminals on my battery sit below the top of the battery box so if the battery box went unchecked long enough the water could go over the top of the battery and short it out.
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:45 PM   #19
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Once rust attaches itself to your frame the rest is history. Whatever you do don't allow water from the battery area to run to your frame!
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:44 PM   #20
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I would guess it's rain water. Mine often have water in them. I've thought of drilling a few weep holes. Probably should have last week, when I pulled the batteries for maintenance. But I just put them all back on the tongue.
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