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Old 06-05-2011, 08:30 PM   #1
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water in battery box

Opened the battery box today to check the water in the battery. When I opened it there was water to the top, just below the terminals. I was thinking to just.drill a.couple holes near the bottom of the box to allow water to drain. Is there any reason I shouldn't do that. Seems to me it should already have a way to let water escape. Thanks.
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:50 PM   #2
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Sounds like a good solution. That's what I'd do.
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Yes. I had to drill 4 x small holes in the bottom of my TT's plastic battery box as well. re: 1 x small hole in each corner - approx 1/8" (size of a pencil lead). It doesn't take much to drain rain water away.

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Old 06-05-2011, 09:20 PM   #4
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Some battery boxes have top vents- if it does just silicone the vents from the inside. The box will still vent from where the cables go in. The problem with drilling it is- if your battery acid comes out you'll get acid on your trailer frame and it will ruin the paint and corrode.
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My box does in fact have the vents on top. I was also considering that if it leaked it would go through the drilled holes. Guess I have to decide which method to go with. Thanks!
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I thought battery boxes were also supposed to keep acid from escaping should there be an "incident" with the battery. Drilling a hole would defeat that feature.

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Plugging the vents could lead to your battery blowing up. The gasses will get trapped in the top of the cover and a spark from the terminals could cause it to blow up. The cable openings are too low to vent all the gasses. I'll take my chance with the holes in each corner of the box.
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The battery is probably a sealed unit so just drill the four small holes a previously stated, thats what I did, I also used selfdrilling tech screws to secure the bat box to the tongue, used 4 pcs of luan under the bat so it wouldn't rub on the tech screws.that strap is a useless pos.
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