Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Alpine Coach Owner's Forum
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-05-2014, 10:45 AM   #1
Senior Member
Wil Rathke's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 268
Chassis Battery Connections

My chassis batteries are about 9 years old and I think I should replace them. Like many Alpines it's equipped with 2 Group 31 batteries connected in parallel. The batteries have lead posts and WRV used post adapters with a bolt on the side to attach the cable terminal lugs.
I can replace the batteries with the same batteries having the same post terminals or I can purchase batteries having bolt terminals. This would allow connecting the cable terminal ends directly to the battery bolt terminal eliminating one connection.

I will appreciate comments about the ideal connection method. Thanks.

2005 38FDTS
2011 Ford Edge
Fredericksburg, TX
Wil Rathke is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-05-2014, 11:53 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Auburn, CA, Havasu, AZ & Mulege, BCS
Posts: 5,172
less connections to fail = mo bettah

Baja-tested '08 2-slide 36'
Alpine: The Ultimate DIY'er Project
EngineerMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2014, 06:56 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,809
Wil--WRV often put multiple cables on a single post--thus the need for the thru-bolt post connector to accommodate all the cable lugs. Most threaded battery studs are pretty short....good luck
Old Scout
2003 40' MDTS
Garden Ridge, Texas
Old Scout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2014, 07:31 AM   #4
Senior Member
Wil Rathke's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 268
Thanks Old Scout. I have not looked closely at battery posts with the bolt connectors. On second thought the battery post with the adapter will probably conduct more current that the bolt type.
2005 38FDTS
2011 Ford Edge
Fredericksburg, TX
Wil Rathke is offline   Reply With Quote

battery, chassis

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
Large power draw on chassis battery '94 Kountry Star omegacanuck Newmar Owner's Forum 54 01-31-2016 08:22 PM
Problem with battery disconnect crockwood Class A Motorhome Discussions 9 04-01-2014 06:00 AM
House and Chassis Batteries Dead in 9 Days ProjectPro Class A Motorhome Discussions 12 03-30-2014 08:16 PM
Battery Disconnect - Does not work redbaron73 Newmar Owner's Forum 6 02-23-2014 10:27 AM
Chassis battery charge ddgilmore Entegra Owner's Forum 22 10-17-2013 04:09 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:36 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.