Originally Posted by LarryW
Barb, your house batteries are AGMs? If they are wet cells nothing electronic should be stored in their compartment. The battery “gas” will corrode them
The batteries are wet cell for house that need maintenance. I get a mechanic to check them as I cannot remove myself because I would need to squat and tilt them and also too heavy. I actually didn't know I needed to check water regularly as I thought they were like new sealed car batteries. If I had known about different types of deep cell last year I would likely have replaced with no maintenance or AGM but I replaced with same type.
The onIy things i store in the open metal caged compartment with the batteries are the sewer hoses. I am wondering now if the wire basket and metal that makes the compartment will corrode?? I did notice that the original much smaller compartment for the batteries(maybe room only for 1 or maybe 2 stacked) is made with plastic. I don't know why former owners stored in generator compartment, maybe because they needed the space for the two batteries.
Don't know if I need two batteries. I usually boondock 1 or 2 nights at one location and often drive RV during day and that charges batteries..My consumption is low, 1 light at a time maybe 3 hours, fridge starter, furnace fan if needed, water pump power ,don't use water heater (if it needs any power other than propane), inverter power, I charge camera, cell and computer with converter plugged into auxilary when moving.
Thank you again Larry...as you might have noted I still have a lot to learn. The learning curve was really steep when I started RVING and I was fortunate that some issues did not come up immediately. I read a lot but likely forgot lots too as some wasn't relive nt at the time.