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Old 10-13-2015, 11:08 PM   #11
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Venting?

In both cases - Cathy's 2015 and Paul's 2014 - all of the wiring is run through a single hole in the box (sealed around the cables with putty). Cathy's long and narrow box has two extra holes, which are filled with putty. Neither of them has a vent hose attached anywhere around the sides, at not visible at the top of the box.

The idea of a sealed box is to separate the batteries from the trailer interior, but it also needs to be vented to outside to be effective - otherwise the gases would endlessly build up, and they can't do that. Is there a vent hose mounted lower (out of sight), or in the lid?
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:13 PM   #12
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In both cases - Cathy's 2015 and Paul's 2014 - all of the wiring is run through a single hole in the box (sealed around the cables with putty). Cathy's long and narrow box has two extra holes, which are filled with putty. Neither of them has a vent hose attached anywhere around the sides, at not visible at the top of the box.

The idea of a sealed box is to separate the batteries from the trailer interior, but it also needs to be vented to outside to be effective - otherwise the gases would endlessly build up, and they can't do that. Is there a vent hose mounted lower (out of sight), or in the lid?
They are vented. Ours have two vent hoses. You cannot see them as they are just out of view. They vent to the passenger side. I can see one of Paul's.
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:29 PM   #13
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They are vented. Ours have two vent hoses. You cannot see them as they are just out of view. They vent to the passenger side. I can see one of Paul's.
Excellent - thanks!
I see Paul's hose - top of the photo, and apparently attached low on that side of the box.
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