Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-07-2016, 08:33 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
HoneyDew's Avatar
1968 26' Overlander
Oro Valley , Tucson
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 16
Hi there,

I have a 1968 26' Airstream Overlander that has the battery inside the back lift door. I was told that the battery should be on the outside and up by the front propane tanks, and that that's where it should have been, originally, when it came from the factory? Everything looks wired in correctly and it all still looks original, so I'm a bit stumped.
I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the dos and don'ts of the battery location, and/or if I should consider relocating it?

HoneyDew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2016, 02:34 PM   #2
4 Rivet Member
Cochese's Avatar
1965 26' Overlander
Tulsa , Oklahoma
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 361
The battery was originally located in the back hatch area next to the toilet. If you are concerned about fumes, buy a battery box and vent it outside the trailer.

Cochese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2016, 02:54 PM   #3
Rivet Master
centennialman's Avatar

2016 20' Flying Cloud
Centennial , Colorado
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,311
My 1966 Airstream had the battery in the back compartment as well. There was a tube that vented to the outside of the back of the trailer for fumes to exit.
Steve "Centennial Man"
centennialman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2016, 03:26 PM   #4
Rivet Master
Belegedhel's Avatar
1973 21' Globetrotter
Houston , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,257
Wet cell batteries will generate hydrogen, and thus they are usually kept outside, or in an exterior hatch that is fairly well sealed off from the interior of the trailer. If you replace your wet cell with an AGM sealed battery, then this problem essentially goes away. Another best practice is to not put things that could generate a spark, like your converter, in the same enclosed compartment with your battery (assuming your batery is outgasing hydrogen.

good luck!
Belegedhel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2016, 06:24 AM   #5
1 Rivet Member
HoneyDew's Avatar
1968 26' Overlander
Oro Valley , Tucson
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 16
Thank you!
I'm not exactly sure what type of battery it is, but I'll check once I get out there, today. I am building it its own box/cabinet, so hopefully it'll be fine either way.
HoneyDew is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is there anybody out there in the UK? tradewindkid Networking 60 09-04-2013 11:11 AM
Is there a better mattress out there? yakman General Interior Topics 61 08-14-2009 02:41 PM
Are there any other 1982 Limiteds out there? GStephens 1982-1983 Limited 11 04-23-2009 08:13 AM
Is there a list of owners and there airstreams? skatevw Our Community 5 01-06-2006 09:50 PM
"Let there be LIGHT...and there was no light !!!! Randy Wilson Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11 11-08-2005 01:00 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:53 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.