Coach Battery/Circuit Relocation
The coach batteries were originally inside a compartment next to the driver's seat, accessible via the outside vented door. When I bought the coach, they had been haphazardly wired to a spot inside the vehicle behind the sofa/bed. I moved them into the remaining side of the main battery compartment and was able to fit four optima gel start/deep cycle batteries in parallel at right angles. This is great if you like to dry camp for very long periods, and I do!
The big problem for me was the unusually long circuit this system took. Now that I have redesigned the main battery circuit, I can see a way to shorten the pathway while I have easy access. Most my inside lighting has already been converted to LED panels that are regulated to prevent burnout so I no longer have a need for more than one or two deep cycle batteries once the old ones fail. I'm using Inteli-Power for conversion from AC to DC. So far, everything is coming together nicely. -Mary