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Old 11-04-2015, 12:49 PM   #1
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1975 Argosy 24
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Argosy Battery Compartment Question

Is it necessary to have the black plastic shroud that goes around the battery in the battery compartment? If so, is it possible to upgrade to a slightly larger cover? Mine is dry-rotted, cracking and slightly too small for a new battery I bought. Thanks in advance since you guys always jump on these things!
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:04 PM   #2
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The Argosy of that era generally used one Group 24 battery and nothing else will fit into the space. You could build a larger one from something like plywood, but it should be sealed so any gasses vent to the outside via the original cover door. That way you could put a longer one in (group 27, 29 or 31) and get more capacity. If you use an AGM battery you don't need to worry about venting.
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Old 11-08-2015, 08:20 PM   #3
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I have a 24ft Argosy that I ripped the plastic battery box out of and installed 2 AGM batteries in the same location. Then there was enough room left to put an outside shower hidden behind the old battery door.
There was a ton of wasted space under that bunk.
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