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Old 07-21-2019, 12:11 PM   #1
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Should I make longer cables so I can actually check the battery level?

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Should I make longer cables so I can actually check the battery level?

I would. That’s not at all convenient.

Amazon sells premade battery cable assemblies with marine grade cable and lugs with adhesive shrink tubing already installed. They make them in various lengths and wire sizes.

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I would. That’s not at all convenient.

Amazon sells premade battery cable assemblies with marine grade cable and lugs with adhesive shrink tubing already installed. They make them in various lengths and wire sizes.

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I just rotated my batteries so the caps face outwards and is so much easier to check the water levels.Click image for larger version

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Old 07-21-2019, 02:18 PM   #5
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Hi

Probably cheaper to replace the cables than convert the batteries to AGM's so you don't have to check them

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Old 07-21-2019, 02:25 PM   #6
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I'll try that first. Not sure if there are trays at the bottom
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Although I don't love the proximity of the + & -
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I'll try that first. Not sure if there are trays at the bottom
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our victron system give us remove access to the battery , solar and Ac status
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Any AS trailer that is stored should have a battery disconnect switch. The wiring for a switch requires modification of existing cables. If you think you want to improve access to the batteries for better electrolyte checking and filling, any mods should include the addition of a disconnect switch.

Now, if your batteries are near end of life, the upgrade of the bank would have value. AGM, more wet cell capacity, 12V to 6V transition, or the ultimate move to lithium .... so don't just look at a set of battery cables. Look at what upgrade would make your coach most valuable to your RVC use.

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Why do I need a disconnect switch? I just undo the negative cable when I store
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I'll try that first. Not sure if there are trays at the bottom
There is a tray underneath the batteries, but all you are doing is rotating one battery 180 degees, it sits right back down in the same place.

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Doh!
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There is a tray underneath the batteries, but all you are doing is rotating one battery 180 degees, it sits right back down in the same place.

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Where is the coach or house battery located. The manual does not show it. We bought the vehicle 3 weeks ago and the battery is dead inside the coach. Battery is still working for the vehicle. Help
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Old 07-21-2019, 05:11 PM   #14
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My new AS looked identical from the factory. I complained at delivery and the dealer made longer cables so I could check water levels. Unfortunately, they overfilled the batteries and spilled acid inside the box and it rusted. She’s at JC now for several warranty issues and they are repainting the battery box.
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