I got about 10 minutes to work on the Roadmaster this morning while the little one was taking her morning nap, and the big one was happily playing in her sandbox. I confirmed that the AC system had no charge in it, and went to work taking the bent condenser out. I got the top fitting loose with no trouble, but had no room to get a wrench on the bottom one. It looks like I can get a wrench on there if I take the battery out. Then the rust monster struck.

As I cranked on the nut to release the battery, the battery tray crumbled.

There’s not supposed to be any daylight in there.

The battery is still secure, but this puts the final nail in the, “will I rallycross the Roadmaster again” coffin. I’m pretty sure the battery would come flying loose on the first hard “jump.”


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