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Old 10-09-2016, 04:16 PM   #1
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I have a 36rl with 2 batteries enclosed in 2 separate plastic cases. Is there any way to open these cases to check the batteries without mutilating the cases. Or, are you not supposed to check the batteries?
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Old 10-09-2016, 05:31 PM   #2
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Hopefully the new management will figure this out. This has been an on going complaint since day one. These batteries have to be serviced to get good life out of them and it's just too hard to do for anybody over the age of 50 or 4.5 ft tall. I guess if you live on an island full of short people you wouldn't have a problem
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Hopefully the new management will figure this out. This has been an on going complaint since day one. These batteries have to be serviced to get good life out of them and it's just too hard to do for anybody over the age of 50 or 4.5 ft tall. I guess if you live on an island full of short people you wouldn't have a problem
My wife stands 4'10" I make her do it and I sit under the overhang and supervise. I want to make sure she isn't cutting any corners
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I have a 36rl with 2 batteries enclosed in 2 separate plastic cases. Is there any way to open these cases to check the batteries without mutilating the cases. Or, are you not supposed to check the batteries?
There are screws holding the top half of the box on. You do need to check them and add distilled water every so often if not AGM,s
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Old 10-09-2016, 06:26 PM   #5
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My wife stands 4'10" I make her do it and I sit under the overhang and supervise. I want to make sure she isn't cutting any corners

Yea.....getting good help is difficult. Everyone wants to cut corners
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Old 10-09-2016, 06:27 PM   #6
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Someone a long time ago had posted pictures of an aftermarket battery box that they had installed. I believe it was on a sliding tray as well, which is very handy.
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Old 10-09-2016, 07:46 PM   #7
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Tomkidder:
Do you loan her out?
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Yes, you need to check them frequently, especially if your cutoff switch does not completely shut everything down. I made a Velcro strap, took the screws out of the top part, unscrewed the bottom of the box, placed the strap under the box, screwed the box back to the floor and pull the strap over the top and Velcro it tight. Easy to unstrap, check the battery and restrap! If you don't want to make a strap, Camping World sells them. I have not however, figured out a way to check them without getting on my knees, something most of us cannot do easily! Redwood would do their Baby Boomers a big favor by relocating the batteries. Not Very Baby Boomer friendly, which is who they say they designed the Redwood for.
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Getting on my knees is easy, it's the getting back up that's the problem, didn't realize how tall I've gotten cause it's sure a long ways up.
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For how difficult checking batteries is, switch to AGM's and throw away the boxes.
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