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Old 05-13-2015, 05:36 AM   #1
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water in battery compartment

just took delivery of a 2015 26bh. The plastic battery box the tt came with has no holes on the bottom and we just received several days of heavy rain and I noticed water build up in the battery box. the box has no drainage holes in the bottom, if I drill several small holes in the box to promote drainage would that have any negative effect????
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:03 AM   #2
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it would be fine to make a few small holes.
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:13 AM   #3
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battery box

thanks for the advice after work im going to drill a few holes in the bottom.
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:22 AM   #4
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just took delivery of a 2015 26bh. The plastic battery box the tt came with has no holes on the bottom and we just received several days of heavy rain and I noticed water build up in the battery box. the box has no drainage holes in the bottom, if I drill several small holes in the box to promote drainage would that have any negative effect????
I drilled 3 small holes and haven't had any problems.
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Just to make sure all is OK I would also check the VENT TOPS of the battery and make sure it has water just above the cores.

Most likely what you are seeing is rain water but batteries will boil out there fluids if if left with 13.6VDC on the batteries for a long period of time. Single mode converter/charger units cause this to happen. Most trailers built after 2012 should come out with smart mode chargers that prevents this from happening.

Just to be safe I would check the fluid levels in the battery.

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Drilled 4 holes in the bottom of mine the second day I had it.
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Our dealer drilled a few holes (1/4” maybe a little bigger) in ours, so we never had a problem. They also bolted the battery box to the mounting rails, so if the cheap strap breaks (and it will) the box and battery will stay.
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Our dealer drilled a few holes (1/4Ē maybe a little bigger) in ours, so we never had a problem. They also bolted the battery box to the mounting rails, so if the cheap strap breaks (and it will) the box and battery will stay.
I replaced my strap with a higher quality nylon strap with an easier to use adjustable buckle (was like $3 for a pair of them on Amazon). I remove my battery during storage, so I wanted it to be easy to remove the box and all and toss it in the truck.
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I will be checking my battery box this weekend to ensure any water that can get in has a way out.
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We have a '15 28 BHBE and that was one of the first things I noticed besides that god awful strap. I drilled 4 small weep holes in the corners and haven't had an issue since.
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