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Old 06-17-2017, 04:03 PM   #1
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Thor ACE corrosion around batteries

Picked up my new 2017 Thor ACE 29.3 a week ago. Have been doing inspection and getting to know the coach. One thing I have found is quite a bit of corrosion around the base of the "house batteries". The batteries themselves look fine but I don't understand where the corrosion would be coming from. Any experience, ideas and or recommendations would be appreciated

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Old 06-17-2017, 04:16 PM   #2
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Is it just under one battery or both? Is the big white splotch to the left of the battery part of the issue?
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:15 PM   #3
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Corrosion around batteries is relatively normal and has to be cleaned away periodically.

Surprised your dealer did not clean that before you took delivery.

There is a specific paint you can use in the battery compartment to ensure the corrosion does not cause further damage to the battery compartment itself.

Baking soda and water is a good solution to clean the battery box.
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:22 PM   #4
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That's pretty common. The auto parts store has a spray neutralizer, spray everything, wait a few minutes and then gently rinse with a hose.
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