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Old 08-15-2016, 07:20 PM   #1
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Default coach battery- dirt, dirt, dirt !

My coach battery lives in a sliding drawer in front of the rear axle (2006 PW Lexor).

It is a lead-acid battery and requires the electrocyte level be maintained- for that i have a bottle of distilled water in the garage.

I check the battery condition with a meter every once in a while from inside the coach( the control panel meter is too coarse) and it always reads good- but I have been lazy about checking the level.

what i found:

level good, battery condition good

but:

lots of dirt on the battery case- dirt and moisture on the battery case can allow electrons to migrate between the battery posts, discharging the battery ( slightly and slowly).
I cleaned with sponge and soapy water, patted dry.
I need to check this more often.

alot of dirt in the lube on my slides, cleaned it out as I could and new lube.

3.) examining the cables I could see rub marks from the hardware- I slit some hosing and slide over the cables, secured with zip ties.

I feel better now and the fault is on me for not keeping a closer eye on this.

mike
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