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Extract the Batteries
The first step is to remove the batteries from service. Before you do anything you should be sure the charger is not running. I just unplug the trailer from all sources of AC power to be sure that nothing is running at all. This step is taken to preclude having a short circuit when trying to remove the batteries.
Battery acid is nasty stuff.
Batteries are full of acid, sulfuric acid to be exact. It will burn your skin and will eat through just about anything. If it spills, you can use baking soda to neutralize it. Once neutralized you can rinse the affected area.
This is one of the batteries which has been removed from service. Prior to removal all power was removed from the trailer to prevent the charger from causing a short circuit. The battery leads were carefully disconnected, and because I have a dual battery system each lead was taped to prevent it from coming incontact with the chassis. Once the second battery is removed the entire trailer is completely de-energized.
This battery like the other is dirty and has some liquid on top that may be acid so it will have to be neutralized.