How To: Maintain your RV battery

Maintain your RV battery

Check out this Do It Yourself (DIY) RV maintenance and repair video to learn how about RV battery maintenance. Know how to do it to keep your batteries running strong in your recreational vehicle with this RV tutorial video.

Items you will need:
Wire Brush
Battery Terminal Protector
Rubber Gloves
Eye Protection

On maintenance free batteries make sure there is no corrosion on the terminals and that everything is tightly connected. Scrub the terminals with a wire brush and then apply battery terminal protection.

For non maintenance free check water level and feel just above the plates if low. Scrub terminals with wire brush and apply battery terminal protection. Make sure all connections are secure and tight.

The battery is located in many different places depending on the coach. The battery is usually located in one of the compartments. They can pretty much be anywhere, such as the back or front of the unit, possibly under the entry steps. Just look around in the compartments to locate the battery. There are also many different types of batteries, some are maintenance free. On those certain batteries you just have to make sure is that there is no corrosion on the terminals and that everything is tight and secure. When you are working with batteries you do want to make sure your skin and eyes are protected. You can start by scrubbing down the battery where the bolts are to remove all the excess dust and rust, then spray the bolts with the protecting spray. This will protect it from any future corroding from occurring. On 6 volt batteries, they do take water. So be sure to check the water level. To check for water you can open up the cap on the top and peak in side to see where the water level is at. You want to make sure the water level is above the Lead plates. The plates are about two inches down from the top. That should complete the maintenance repair of your battery.

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