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Old 12-07-2015, 11:40 AM   #11
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My resource for any and all battery questions it the Trojan Battery site.
This is video on battery maintenance.
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:01 PM   #12
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For cleaning battery terminals and parts, I have always used baking soda in water. Loren
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:05 PM   #13
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Thanks for the ideas, folks. I'll try terminal cleaning, plug in for 3 days of charging, see what gives and report back. If these batteries are on the way out, would the Battery Minder breathe some new life into them? Do the batteries need to be disconnected from the trailer to use the Battery Minder?

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Thanks for the ideas, folks. I'll try terminal cleaning, plug in for 3 days of charging, see what gives and report back. If these batteries are on the way out, would the Battery Minder breathe some new life into them? Do the batteries need to be disconnected from the trailer to use the Battery Minder?

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Bruce BatteryMinder claims that they can - and it seems to have helped mine. They have lots about their rationale on their website. Like I said, I figured with the one year money back guarantee it was worth a try. As expensive as these batteries are it seems worthwhile to me. I usually plug mine into it whenever the trailer is stored, and no they don't need to be disconnected when hooked to the charger.
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:37 PM   #15
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Here is what Coca Cola has to say on using Coke to clean battery terminals and toilets, etc.

https://www.coca-colaanswers.co.uk/e...ehold-cleaner/
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Old 12-07-2015, 02:52 PM   #16
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My resource for any and all battery questions it the Trojan Battery site.
Good information Glenn.
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Old 12-07-2015, 05:25 PM   #17
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Old 12-07-2015, 05:35 PM   #18
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Here is what Coca Cola has to say on using Coke to clean battery terminals and toilets, etc.

https://www.coca-colaanswers.co.uk/e...ehold-cleaner/
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Since the batteries are old, they are probably on the way out but since it is a 2009, need to make sure that the master switch is actually shutting down everything including detector. Maybe you have a drain from something.
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Curious that the people who make batteries recommend baking soda.
I suggest you pour warm water on the terminals and then scrub with a wire brush. I expect the results will be the same.
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