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leedav 07-21-2019 12:11 PM

Should I make longer cables so I can actually check the battery level?
 
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You'd think they didn't think of it. Attachment 347256

rmkrum 07-21-2019 12:17 PM

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

Happy customer...

leedav 07-21-2019 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by rmkrum (Post 2267029)
I would. Thatís 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.

Happy customer...



Thanks

Mattirs 07-21-2019 02:18 PM

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I just rotated my batteries so the caps face outwards and is so much easier to check the water levels.Attachment 347260Attachment 347261

uncle_bob 07-21-2019 02:18 PM

Hi

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

Bob

leedav 07-21-2019 02:25 PM

I'll try that first. Not sure if there are trays at the bottom
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Originally Posted by Mattirs (Post 2267072)
I just rotated my batteries so the caps face outwards and is so much easier to check the water levels.Attachment 347260Attachment 347261


leedav 07-21-2019 02:27 PM

Although I don't love the proximity of the + & -
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Originally Posted by leedav (Post 2267076)
I'll try that first. Not sure if there are trays at the bottom


waninae39 07-21-2019 02:33 PM

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our victron system give us remove access to the battery , solar and Ac status

PKI 07-21-2019 03:03 PM

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.

Nails in the nails soup is a parallel consideration. :) Pat

leedav 07-21-2019 03:51 PM

Why do I need a disconnect switch? I just undo the negative cable when I store

Mattirs 07-21-2019 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by leedav (Post 2267076)
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.

Matti

leedav 07-21-2019 04:45 PM

Doh!
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Originally Posted by Mattirs (Post 2267106)
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.

Matti


DopplerDave 07-21-2019 05:04 PM

2019 Airstream Interstate
 
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

oldenavy 07-21-2019 05:11 PM

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. Sheís at JC now for several warranty issues and they are repainting the battery box.


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