Battery Compartment on Kountrylite

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  1. rex

    rex

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    Our Kountrylite was manufactured march 2009 and already the battery compartment is
    corroding and appears to be due to battery venting ,check yours to see if a similair problem is occuring.
    temporary fix I am using rollmat foam under the batterys until I can find a box that fits
    seem to be working at the moment.
    one opinion is they should be fitted with gel batteries not acid.
    any comments
     
  2. vwalan

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    hi rex , i dont like the gel batteries. you could look for batteries with a vent on the side and a drain tube or filled for life sealed . why not make a plastic tray with a drain on the bottom through a hole in the floor. are your batteries getting over charged that can make them boil. doundslike a design fault kick someones ass i would. sprinkle bi carbonate soda around under your batteries to help kill the acid.
    cheers alan.
     
  3. rex

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    Thank you for info
     
  4. Wildbill

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    On my sons van we are fitting a new leisure battery we want to put it under one of the beds should we box it in i like the battery that can be serviced flooded
    battery's
    Was thinking of wooden box lined with fiber glass seald lid then maybe a tray for the battery to sit on
    then use sum copier pipe to vent out through the floore or plastics push fit pipe and 90% fittings
    bill
     
  5. zaskar

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    Ours (2008) did the same a few years ago. TBH, I only found it as the batteries were failing and as I replaced them, I found the corrosion.
    Cleaned all the corrosion, which in truth wasn't massive, sprayed both compartments liberally in WD40 and placed non slip matting in the floors of both boxes.
    Been fine ever since.
     
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    Hi
    Ditto as Zaskar, cleaned it and repainted it, that was 7 years ago and been OK since then. Don't think it's the batteries, as Vwalan says, it must be a design fault.
    JK
     
  7. pepper386

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    I use to have a kountry light I made my own battery boxs out of plastic containers this seemed to do the trick didn't move them though, put new battery's in at the same time never got anything to drain off.
     
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    More replies now than it did when the thread started in 2009. :LOL:
     
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    "Yes".......... and since then Rex married @PenelopePitstop .. :doh::rofl:
     
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