I know this is a little late for Jim, who asked about this before, but just got around to it. When I ordered this coach, I had WRV install 2 extra batteries, for a total of 8, or a total of 880 AH. I did this because, I have the residential fridg and like to be able to dry camp without running the gen too much. I had liked the std golf cart batts w/Hydrocaps, but with the new inverter charger, I was over-charging them and the Hydrocaps couldn't keep up. This is the original setup.
I think that on the SE's with the swinging compartment door, WRV raised the battery tray to clear the bottom hinge.
Due to having the higher tray, I had to move some stuff to clear the taller batteries. Big Boy solenoid moved up and battery switches before being moved.
I used an hand angle grinder to cut the opening for the switches higher and made a small metal plate to cover the lower old opening.
This is the compartment ready for the new batteries. 1/2 inch rubber cushion on floor. Foam insulation by sides and back. New longer bolts for tie downs move forward, about 2 inches. Steel angle bracket bolted to floor at rear to hold batteries in new location.
I got some 1 1/4 inch and some 3/4 inch strap to make up new tie down straps. I glued some rubber on the top of the straps to insure no shorts.
This is a photo of new batteries with new tie down straps, I used angle iron for the front strap. I also cut the old straps and made some fore to aft braces. I wanted to make sure that the batteries would never "get loose." Any movement in an accident could cause a short, which would be VERY BAD with all of the power there.
This should be easier in the non-SE coaches that have the bigger battery tray. Below is photo of clearance in Limited coach.