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Old 12-30-2013, 12:34 AM   #71
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my next project is to remove the rusty battery tray from my 1986 345. like to know the end results of yours. you mention you are parting out your 345, would you be interested in selling the driver-side front windshield, if so please contact me e_adrake@att.net.. my home is a few hours from you.
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:58 AM   #72
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Thanks Keyair for the great pictures, I will be purchasing the steel today and depending if I can purchase the bottom pre-bent as one piece or having to purchase individual panels and welding together will determine the final design.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:04 PM   #73
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ok, have read through this thread, does anyone have any suggestions on best way to remove battery tray. Is it best to remove all cables prior? Extend the drawer? Remove drawer from slides? Or remove drawer and slides all at once.

I've got new 500lb rated slides (300 for mobile application) that I want to get installed soon.

Having some sort of idea of what I'll need for tools, and possibly extra set of hands sure would be nice to know.

Thanks, Derek
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:38 AM   #74
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I removed all cables, switches and solenoids from the Battery drawer, then removed the drawer from the slides for removal from the motorhome. I finished my replacement drawer yesterday, just need to paint. I retained my separate lockable partition that is part of the original Battery drawer. I did deepen the drawer 3" to eliminate the issue I had with the large house battery terminals being extremely close to the metal of the motorhome when I opened the drawer. I did notice that the weight of the drawer seemed to be double with all of the new steel vs. the rusted drawer.
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:55 PM   #75
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Pics of you solution world be great Gunner!
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:27 AM   #76
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...I did notice that the weight of the drawer seemed to be double with all of the new steel vs. the rusted drawer.
I got a good laugh out of that line
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:12 AM   #77
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Took some pictures this morning, since the Battery Tray is already installed it was difficult to get good pictures to show all of the welds and how it was assembled. Tried to upload pictures with this reply but after I browsed and chose the pictures I wanted to attach they wouldn't come over to the reply. Could not figure out how to fix.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:34 AM   #78
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Here are some of the pictures. The bottom is one piece goes from front lip and up the back.
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Old 08-04-2016, 03:36 PM   #79
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Hey,
let me step in here.
Does anyone know, where to het NEW sliders for the battery compartment???
Mine are worn, need QUICK tonreplace them!!!!
Thank you for a quick answee!!!!
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Look for 300lb rated slides...
I cannot remember the length I used off the top of my head, but around 20"...
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I bought a set of slides from Inland RV. These were for the 6 foot slide out luggage tray on my 310. They were not cheap but are the exact ones.
Just state what model and what they are for.
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Old 08-07-2016, 02:56 PM   #82
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Hey,
let me step in here.
Does anyone know, where to het NEW sliders for the battery compartment???
Mine are worn, need QUICK tonreplace them!!!!
Thank you for a quick answee!!!!
Like Keyair said, 20 inch slides, 500lb/300lb mobile are what you need. Determine first the actual size you'll need, you never know if size varies from coach to coach.

Found mine on eBay a couple of years ago.

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Thank you folks, i will see, what i can get here as a replacement!
The INLAND sliders are very expensive, we have at least to double (!) the price with shipping & duties for Germany 😳!
I will try to fix the sliders (how ever), then figure out a "better solution".
But the tray is allready hanging "deep"...!Click image for larger version

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What i do NOT understand is, Why is my try still continously rotten???
I cleanded with steelbrush, primered and repainted with special coating. I have 2 AGM batteries, one "normal" start battery. But still this white "stuff" as it was previously from battery acid (?).Click image for larger version

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Batteries are less then 7 month old!
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Was shoked by seeing this mass...! fixed it few month ago!!!
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I would check both your alternator and univolt charger for output... It appears that you might be overcharging and cooking your batteries.
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