The RV batteries usually discharge or give problems after 3 years of purchase. In addition, during the winter suffer more, causing even the engine does not start. To avoid these situations, it is recommended to check our editor note.
When buying RV battery we must take into account that there are two types. The first ones with maintenance, which are sold less and less, since they have to be filled with distilled water. And the second ones that do not need maintenance, manufactured in cadmium alloy, silver or gel.
When select a new RV battery for our car we must take into account its capacity: take a look at the manual of the car and choose the one with the highest capacity, 72 Ah (amps) and load reserve 540 A. Car batteries They usually offer up to two years of warranty, there are even stores that offer three. Another aspect to take into account is the, which can not be less than 300A.
Whether we are going to carry out the operation to replace the old battery with a new one, it is convenient to take into account a series of recommendations.
Before working with any RV battery it is necessary to take into account that these are electrical elements and, therefore, basic safety rules must be followed. In addition, the contents of the batteries are highly corrosive and can emit harmful fumes, so it is essential to always wear protective gloves and goggles.
Remember that the battery is an electrical element, therefore, you have to make sure that the contact is not given. Once removed, it is recommended to wait a few minutes before disconnecting the battery. The car should be in a horizontal position and not rise from the ground.
You also have to avoid carelessness, such as placing tools on top of the battery, as this could cause a short circuit.
It is necessary to make sure that the RV battery that is going to be mounted is of the same characteristics and has the same terminal arrangement, that is, that it is compatible with our vehicle.
Another of the moments of risk is to disconnect and connect the terminals. First the negative must be loosened and then the positive one. Then, you can remove the battery holder to remove it.
Once the new battery is installed, the reverse process is carried out, first connecting the positive terminal and then the negative terminal. You can also add grease or Vaseline to the terminals to protect them from oxidation and improve electrical performance.
Once the RV battery is installed, it is likely that you have to make some kind of adjustment in the vehicle, from setting the clock on time and memorizing crystals to connecting the computer to configure the battery and notify the system that we have replaced it.
The batteries are highly polluting and, therefore, must be recycled in a mandatory manner.