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Old 08-20-2015, 06:22 PM   #1
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I just got our 2014 Interstate back from dealer service after replacing house batteries and noticed the cover has a few holes that seem to be missing screws.

Does anyone have a picture of their cover and can provide it to show correct install?

It is in the right rear of the coach and has the rear access panel.

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Old 08-20-2015, 07:03 PM   #2
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Mine came from the factory with several of those screws missing. I added my own after the first time I opened the battery box. Probably not a big deal.


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Old 08-20-2015, 08:01 PM   #3
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Mine came from the factory with several of those screws missing. I added my own after the first time I opened the battery box. Probably not a big deal.


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That's what I was afraid of.
No, not a big deal
Just another bit of poor workmanship I guess. And I'm a bit picky. They should be black screws also.

I just wanted to see if anyone has all the screws in.

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Old 08-30-2015, 10:30 AM   #4
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I just got our 2014 Interstate back from dealer service after replacing house batteries and noticed the cover has a few holes that seem to be missing screws.

Does anyone have a picture of their cover and can provide it to show correct install?

It is in the right rear of the coach and has the rear access panel.

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How did you access it? from underneath the lounge from behind? THX
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How did you access it? from underneath the lounge from behind? THX

It opens from behind


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I don't know which year it change. Our older one you had to remove rear lounge seat.

This one, a 2014, you remove just rear screws to expose batteries and they slide out on a tray.


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I don't know which year it change. Our older one you had to remove rear lounge seat.

This one, a 2014, you remove just rear screws to expose batteries and they slide out on a tray.


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This one, a 2014, you remove just rear screws to expose batteries and they slide out on a tray.
The difference is the EXT model. All EXTs except the Grand Tour and twin bed models have the pull-out tray, non-EXT has the stacked batteries where you have to disassemble the sofa to access them, twin bed models have them side-by-side under one of the beds.
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...sorry you lost me...so what does the Grand Tour EXT have? (maybe I'm mis-reading your post)
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...sorry you lost me...so what does the Grand Tour EXT have? (maybe I'm mis-reading your post)
You're not misreading. I just didn't answer that part.

But to recap in hopefully clearer form:
* T1N Interstates - Under the passenger-side front seat, only one house battery.
* Non-EXT Sofa/lounge models - Two stacked house batteries at the right rear, and you have to remove the sofa cushions to get at them.
* Non-EXT twin bed models - Under one of the beds, two house batteries side-by-side, easy to access.
* EXT Sofa/lounge models - right rear, pull-out tray.
* EXT Twin-bed models - I think the same as the non-EXT twin-bed models but I'm not entirely sure.
* Grand Tour - Don't know. I haven't looked for the house batteries on one yet.
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You're not misreading. I just didn't answer that part.

But to recap in hopefully clearer form:
* T1N Interstates - Under the passenger-side front seat, only one house battery.
* Non-EXT Sofa/lounge models - Two stacked house batteries at the right rear, and you have to remove the sofa cushions to get at them.
* Non-EXT twin bed models - Under one of the beds, two house batteries side-by-side, easy to access.
* EXT Sofa/lounge models - right rear, pull-out tray.
* EXT Twin-bed models - I think the same as the non-EXT twin-bed models but I'm not entirely sure.
* Grand Tour - Don't know. I haven't looked for the house batteries on one yet.
ha ok Thanks
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We have two threads going now on battery locations. I just posted the location of the Grand Tour batteries on the other thread. They are under the van near generator on drivers side.


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We have two threads going now on battery locations. I just posted the location of the Grand Tour batteries on the other thread. They are under the van near generator on drivers side.


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The TIN Interstates also can have a battery under this street side jack-bed on the mid-bed model, the most popular of the early Interstates. This area very easily converts to two 6 volt AGM batteries, giving me all those advantages when solar was added.
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