I was walking around the trailer doing a visual check before heading out to take the trailer in for some maintenance (getting the wheel bearings re-packed) and noticed something black hanging down from the back bumper.
I looked and it was my battery
- half-way out of the battery
box! One end of the battery
box had totally broken out.
I think this happened because I've been running a group 24 battery in the group 27 box - since the battery is a little smaller, it's entire weight
is on the plastic bottom of the box - not reaching all the way to the metal 'shelves' that support the battery box. I'm thinking that I could get a welder to add a metal strip under the battery box to help support the battery.
Of course, the real solution is to get a group 27 battery (the RV guy who replaced my battery last time didn't happen to mention that he was putting in a smaller one - doh!) but that will have to wait awhile.
I'm SO glad I took that look around the trailer
- I don't think the battery would have lasted even the short little trip I had planned.