Originally Posted by Randy Wilson
Another problem, where the battery cable comes from the Univolt to the battery storage compart ment. It looks as though a person would have to grind rivets and tear out that internal plastic box that the battery sits on. Has anyone on the forum ever been in my predicament? For the sake of this discussion it appears the Trailer was built around the Univolt as if the Univolt would last forever and forever. Not good engineering in my opinion. Hope to hear from someone. Randy
I have had to deal with this in a couple of coaches. You should not have to tear up anything to get to the battery cable. It should have a round rubber O ring that the cable goes through. If you are replacing the cable, twist the old cable to the new cable, and pull the new cable through using the old cable.
As far as the Univolt, can you take the panel off above it? It may be easier than having to break your arm in three places to get to the bolts holding the thing in. You may be able to take the entire mount loose, and pull it out to where you can get to it. When you get it out, I would have to suggest you should look into an Intellipower, or some other electronic charge unit.
And as for the placement being a poor design, it did last 30 years, and that is 100 years in trailer years
, for all practical purposes it is forever...