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Old 09-20-2023, 04:18 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2023
Location: Los Osos, California
Trailer: 2023 21'Ne F2 (on order)
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Lead Acid batteries

We’re getting our trailer with the two six volt LA batteries. Are they sealed or do they need topping up with water on occasion.
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Old 09-20-2023, 06:08 PM   #2
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Location: Calgary, Alberta
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The 6V LA batteries supplied by ETI will need to be occasionally topped off with distilled water.

I don't find the required battery maintenance too difficult to do. Both batteries in my trailer required a few ounces each after 3 months of use. A dollar store turkey baster worked well.
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Old 09-20-2023, 10:28 PM   #3
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Location: washington, Washington
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We don’t have an inverter or any large draws, and I’ve only needed to add a bit of (distilled) water two times in three years…we use the trailer around 60 - 70 days per year. We leave them in place all winter and the solar panel seems to protect it well (we had -5F last winter).

I did notice a mosquito in one of the cells last time I opened a battery up! 😳
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