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Old 05-10-2014, 12:35 PM   #15
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Thanks Carol. I have no idea what those burn marks resulted from. Suffice it to say we did not want to sleep in our trailer with batteries under our heads. ParkLiner has fixed this situation in a very elegant way that I cannot replicate, so what I've done will do the trick for now.

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The outline of the burn marks sure the heck looks like the distinct pattern of the bottom of an Optima Battery.

Really hope other owners of this trailer that still have their batteries as installed at the factory in that location and incorrectly vented see this and move them out of there before they have themselves a trailer fire!
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The outline of the burn marks sure the heck looks like the distinct pattern of the bottom of an Optima Battery.

Really hope other owners of this trailer that still have their batteries as installed at the factory in that location and incorrectly vented see this and move them out of there before they have themselves a trailer fire!
Yes Carol, the outline is the bottom of the Optima battery. It's hard to show the detail in a pic.

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Frank its pretty clear.... did it happen prior to you buying the ParkLiner, or after?
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Old 05-10-2014, 02:52 PM   #18
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Frank its pretty clear.... did it happen prior to you buying the ParkLiner, or after?
Don't know Deryk. We went to NJ and bought #006, drove home, pulled the batteries to put them on a charger, and that's what it looked like when we pulled the batteries. All I know is I don't want them back in there under our bed!

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Pretty clear this is the same issue that another member had here last year but in her case she had smoke coming out of the hatch with children sleeping in the trailer at the time!

All the more reason why from a safety perspective it is just not right that the trailer manufacture has done nothing to try and contact all the people they sold the trailers to and fix it as soon as it was discovered! And recently telling someone they had to wait for several months of camping season to pass before they could fix it! SERIOUSLY?? No excuse for not putting something up on there website recalling all the trailers they incorrectly installed the batteries on & fixing them ASAP!

Frank you would be doing other new owners of this type of trailer that were built in the same time frame with the same incorrectly installed battery, a really big favour if you were to repost those photos under a new thread with a warning on it. I don't think you are the only purchaser of one of these trailers that has no idea as to what was is going on under that battery!
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Honestly Frank, you should file suit....you had an agreed upon date for warranty repairs. You made arrangements for a place to stay and they cancelled your appt...let me guess they didn't contact you, you had to contact them?

Its another reason why I immediately went down and had it done. I thought to wait till the spring and make a trip out of it but I just wanted it taken care of.
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Nice work Frank. I was going to leave mine but after seeing your photo I'll begin my work.
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Nice work Frank. I was going to leave mine but after seeing your photo I'll begin my work.
Thanks DJO. I'd rather not go to a single battery, but I can't replicate the elegant solution ParkLiner designed, so this was the only easy way I could figure this out. I'm going to go out now and wrap up a few lose ends, and just move on.

Best of luck to you,

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Nice work Frank. I was going to leave mine but after seeing your photo I'll begin my work.
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Honestly Frank, you should file suit....you had an agreed upon date for warranty repairs.
I what do you think he will win from a company that as acknowledge to him they can't afford right now to do warranty work on the handful of trailers they have made with a very serious battery & tire rubbing issue?
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