Originally Posted by RTG
started having problems last fall with the house battery maintaining a charge. we had it plugged in for a weekend of camping drove it home and as soon as i shut off the truck the house battery died. talked to camping world about it but since it was fall we figured we would wait for spring. i took the battery today to our local garage to have it tested and was told it was physically broken . the mechanic said the only time he's seen one like that had been in a car accident . so what would cause a rv's house battery to break ? and has anyone heard of this happening ?
thanks in advance !
Possible the battery froze considering your northern location??
A charged battery will resist freezing far below the normal temps you would see (-70 degrees F range) but a discharged battery can freeze near 32 degrees. Freezing can crack the case... and might appear as 'broken' once thawed. It also could have spilled battery acid in the processes... in the battery compartment and whatever was under it...