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Old 07-15-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Water in Battery Box

We just bought our first TT this spring. Last week, before our second trip out, my husband opened the battery box to check the levels. The battery was literally floating in the box. I know there are little vents in the box, but could that much rainwater get in through those vents? Should there be drainage holes in the bottom of it? Is it dangerous to leave it like that?
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:45 PM   #2
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I drilled 4 little holes in the bottom my box. Very small, and now I have no problems with water.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:51 PM   #3
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It's actually pretty common, drill some hole in the bottom and it will take care of itself.....
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:09 PM   #4
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Be sure to go ahead and check fluid levels in the battery. Water may have come from the battery boiling over ???
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:23 AM   #5
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The battery box should be sealed at the bottom. One of the intents of the box is to retain the acid should the battery leak or boil over. By drilling holes in the bottom you may well be setting yourself up for acid damage to the trailer. Small chance but is it worth it?

Find how the water is getting in and fix that.
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I had the same thing happen. drilled a couple holes in the hight points of the bottom of the box to darin the water out. water was pretty close to the top to short out the terminal/connectors.
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Same thing happened with our 2010 24RKS. After a few months, I wanted to install a battery disconnect. The battery box had never been opened and we had never towed in the rain, yet the box was full of water.
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To Roy:
The battery was full besides the water surrounding it.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:16 PM   #9
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To tnchuck:

Hmmmm- good point!
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:25 PM   #10
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While I realize there is the risk of acid spilling out wherever I am - I did the same thing and drilled holes in the bottom of the battery box. I've seen trailers where the batteries are not in boxes and figure the risk is worth not having to dump the battery boxes periodically...

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