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Old 04-01-2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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Another mystery part!

Hello all!

We have a 1967 globetrotter and descending from the top frame of the battery compartment is about 6" of semi clear (it's old so now cloudy) plastic tubing. It's as if it's there to drain something from the inside of the wall.... We'd like to know what it is as we're tempted to remove it to avoid any more potential moisture getting in to the batteries.

Any ideas? I've included some pics....

Thanks much!
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:08 AM   #2
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Not sure but it looks like it could be a drain from an air conditioner if it has one or maybe an ice box?
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:11 AM   #3
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Not sure but it looks like it could be a drain from an air conditioner if it has one or maybe an ice box?
Yah, it does doesn't it? Hadn't thought of that optin! I don't know I'd there was air con at one point but nothing indicates there was either on roof or in the window above the battery compartment... The fridge etc is all on the other side of the trailer which I think was the original setup......
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:51 AM   #4
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It also could be a vent for the battery. On my 69 it had a hose in the battery compartment that went up and had a small screen. It was a vent.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:57 AM   #5
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I am almost positive it is the battery vent. At that time they had a little plastic thingie which fit over the tops of the battery caps, and had a hole in one end. The plastic tube went from that hole to the outside (on my 71 Caravel it went to a screen just above the battery door). You can decide on your own what you wish to do with it.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:17 AM   #6
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:05 AM   #7
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The battery would have had a molded cover over the top. The tube goes in a hole in the cover to vent the battery
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Hello all!

We have a 1967 globetrotter and descending from the top frame of the battery compartment is about 6" of semi clear (it's old so now cloudy) plastic tubing. It's as if it's there to drain something from the inside of the wall.... We'd like to know what it is as we're tempted to remove it to avoid any more potential moisture getting in to the batteries.

Any ideas? I've included some pics....

Thanks much!
Back then, for the 1967 model, the battery was mounted in a side compartment.

It also had a plastic cover that was part of the battery hold down.

That clear plastic tube was then inserted into the plastic cover so that the battery fumes would vent outside.

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Hello all!

We have a 1967 globetrotter and descending from the top frame of the battery compartment is about 6" of semi clear (it's old so now cloudy) plastic tubing. It's as if it's there to drain something from the inside of the wall.... We'd like to know what it is as we're tempted to remove it to avoid any more potential moisture getting in to the batteries.

Any ideas? I've included some pics....

Thanks much!
The outside cover, immediately above that battery compartment has a small plate with a hole in it.

From your photo, it looks like someone inserted a screw into that center hole.

That screw must be removed if your going to use that vent.

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Old 04-02-2012, 03:59 PM   #11
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Ah ha! I knew you all would know! Thanks so much for the feedback.... We just put in a set of lifeline agm batteries in there.... Sounds like I need to open that vent area up again so any gases can escape? Or do the Agms not need a vent since they're sealed?
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Vent it. No battery is really trustworthy.
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