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Old 02-10-2012, 04:10 PM   #15
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Becky,

AGM=absorbed glass mat+acid
POI...a misconception about AGM's, they are not a "flooded cell" battery, but the acid is still there and the AGM can still be dangerous. You would be hard-pressed to find a manufacturer that installs the batt's inside the living area.

By all means....be safe.

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Old 02-10-2012, 06:50 PM   #16
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you don't need much of a vent. didn't the older trailers us a small rubber hose that went from the top of the battery box to the exterior? i'd still use a battery box because while rare, a leaky or exploded battery would male quite a mess.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:02 PM   #17
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Hydrogen is not an issue - it will escape any battery box save for a Mylar bag very quickly.... if something does go wrong and the converter starts trying to boil the batteries, you really don't want the resulting fumes, etc. in your living space. I made a battery box out of aluminum, and vented it straight down under the trailer via a piece of 1 1/2" ABS pipe which sticks out perhaps 1/2" out of the bellypan. Simple, done in 20 minutes and no worries about waking up in a sulfur trioxide fog.

Vented battery boxes are readily available.

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Old 02-10-2012, 07:31 PM   #18
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Well I guess we found one.

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Old 02-10-2012, 08:22 PM   #19
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Thanks for all the imput! Bart's idea sound interesting. I'll have to have a heated debate with my DH about this!
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:21 PM   #20
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Becky,

I think it depends on what expert you talk to. For what the Lifeline distributor in Toronto told me, in person, read post #275 here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...tml#post394434

In the end I chose another brand of AGMs, Odyssey, and had them installed under my bed, next to the charger and inverter. You can see my set up in post #649 here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...tml#post911848

The man that sold me my Webasto diesel furnace, and who was such a sterling help to me during my remodel, sold and installed the batteries. I asked Randall whether they needed to be vented. He, too, said no.

Thatís from two experts, working with AGM batteries everyday.

I would say that the warning that appears in the Lifeline material above is the kind of boilerplate that every manufacture of pretty much everything has to use these days, no matter how remote the possibility of a problem.

On the other hand, safety codes are for our safety. There IS a marine world code stating that batteries of all types have to be vented.

I might just poke a little hole to the outside and put a small vent in the compartment next summer. But I donít think building a box, like for regular wet batteries, is needed.


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Old 02-10-2012, 10:34 PM   #21
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Thanks, Sergei. Your setup is very similar to what we planned to do (with even more things under the gaucho!) More to chew on!
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