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Old 07-09-2013, 04:51 PM   #15
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Hopefully Billshop will chime in, because he might be the only one around with a second chassis battery under the hood of his Interstate. I'd sure like to see pictures of an actual install so I can go to my Sprinter dealer and say, "See? This!"
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I pulled Bills Data Card and it showed the Option Code. I'll look it up later today and post. The code did show in the Options Book. It was factory installed in Germany.
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I pulled Bills Data Card and it showed the Option Code. I'll look it up later today and post. The code did show in the Options Book. It was factory installed in Germany.
Darn! I don't want the auxiliary battery badly enough to ship my Interstate to Germany to get one!
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Just checked the Sprinter.

The auxiliary battery #2 which is under the hood is attached as follows:
• battery ground to chassis
• battery positive directly to positive heavy duty fuse panel of battery #1 located under driver's feet. (Heavy red cable entering on left side at 12:00 on bottom photo)

Note that the primary heavy duty fuse panel with the high amperage fuses is NOT located under the driver's seat, but is attached directly to the positive terminal of battery #1 under the floor.

Pics are attached.

Also noted that the 2 batteries were in a simple parallel connection with no other devices between them. Both batteries are identical.
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Per the 2013 3500 Cargo Van Order Guide, PY1 Package includes E28, Aux battery and E36, cutoff relay. In the 2014 3500 Cargo Van Order Guide the package name is now X27 but the E28 and E36 stay the same.

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Per the 2013 3500 Cargo Van Order Guide, PY1 Package includes E28, Aux battery and E36, cutoff relay. In the 2014 3500 Cargo Van Order Guide the package name is now X27 but the E28 and E36 stay the same.

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Much thanks. Got a number for the battery tray?
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Amazing!, Ask for info on this forum and someone or two always come up with a solution. Fantastic work, jim
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Per the 2013 3500 Cargo Van Order Guide, PY1 Package includes E28, Aux battery and E36, cutoff relay. In the 2014 3500 Cargo Van Order Guide the package name is now X27 but the E28 and E36 stay the same.

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Correct. The datacard for Bill's 2013 shows both E28 and E36. I assume the battery tray is included but I don't have the number. If I get a chance I'll look on EPCnet.
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Much thanks. Got a number for the battery tray?
Here's a parts blowup with part numbers for a 2013 with additional battery. (via EPCnet)

Additional battery parts_epcnet.pdf

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Here's a parts blowup with part numbers for a 2013 with additional battery. (via EPCnet)

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Hope this helps.
Thanks. Unfortunately, I'll have to put the auxiliary chassis battery project on the back burner; I need to figure out why my generator won't start, first. Cranks just fine, but won't catch. I'm taking it to the dealer tomorrow, since it may be a warranty issue.

I don't like the idea of having the generator inoperable during hurricane season; no telling when I might have to do some impromptu boondocking during an evacuation.
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This sounds silly but it happened to me. Forgot to turn on propane switch one time. Won't happen again since I put a second switch inside.

While I was installing the second switch, I noticed that the generator was label Cummings. Maybe that was who made the enclosure. Don't know.
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While I was installing the second switch, I noticed that the generator was label Cummings. Maybe that was who made the enclosure. Don't know.
Onan is a division of Cummins.
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This sounds silly but it happened to me. Forgot to turn on propane switch one time. Won't happen again since I put a second switch inside.

While I was installing the second switch, I noticed that the generator was label Cummings. Maybe that was who made the enclosure. Don't know.
Good thought, but I know it wasn't that. I lit a stove burner first to verify that the propane was flowing, then turned off the stove burner to make sure nothing was taking propane away from the generator when I tried to start it. No joy.

Cummins/Onan is all one company these days, just different divisions.
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