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Old 11-09-2017, 10:48 PM   #1
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Battery Door Seal

While this may be old news, I just noticed that the strip of rubber behind the battery door that seals the battery area from the hydrolic pump area is about 1/2" from the door and can not seal the fumes and dirt from the inside area.
I just added a 1/2" piece of weather stripping to the rubber that is already there. Will see if it works or not.
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:52 PM   #2
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Never noticed that seal, looks like I need to go out and check it out.
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:08 PM   #3
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Solved it for me--no batteries in there.
But would never have noticed it was not sealing had you not mentioned it.
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:21 PM   #4
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What does it matter if there is a seal there???
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:52 PM   #5
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I believe battery fumes are heavier than air. The gap will allow air to flow over the batteries and out the 3" pipe/vent on the bottom of the battery compartment, especially when the vehicle is moving.
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Old 11-10-2017, 04:03 PM   #6
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The seal is there to keep fumes from the batteries out of the living area. It isolates the battery compartment from the living area. It keeps dust and dirt and cold from coming into the living compartment through the battery vents. I would guess that exhaust from the generator could also find its way in also.
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Old 11-10-2017, 04:12 PM   #7
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:39 PM   #8
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Hydrogen gas is flammable, I've seen a battery blow up from over charging. You'll know when it happens, there can be quite a "boom" when it goes!

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