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Old 05-18-2015, 06:38 PM   #1
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Question Where did you put your additional House Batteries??

I'm getting ready to upgrade our house battery system on the 2003 Fleetwood Flair 33R. The stock pair (6V'ers) are under the hood, but they're older and ready for replacement anyway.
I plan to have 6 6V batteries, and would want to have all 6 together in one bay near where a new 3KW PSW inverter will be installed.
Anybody done a 4 or 6 battery upgrade like this on the Flair (or similar)? If so, where did you stash them? Did you build a tray? What ventilation, etc?

Thanks for any insight!

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Old 05-18-2015, 07:52 PM   #2
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I have two batteries in the original location under the entry steps. Plus an added pair in a storage compartment on the opposite side of the coach. Heavy gauge wires interconnect the two pairs. The added pair are in rubber battery trays on top of a piece of plywood in the bottom of the compartment. A watering system is used on the added pair as otherwise they are difficult to access for service. Inverter and solar controller are nearby and connected at the added pair. Hope this helps, good luck.

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Flat towing a modified 2005 Jeep (Rubicon Wrangler)
Previously a 2002 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37A and a 1995 Safari Trek 2830.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:56 AM   #3
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I'm pushing to put 6 6V's in to have a big margin of error if we're in the wilds for a bit. I'm finding some nice looking sliding trays that will hold up to 4 batteries, but beyond that and I imagine the weight is too much for a nice tidy commercial solution...
I supposed I could leave a pair in the front, but as in your situation, they're going to be hard to service compared to the additional four that would be in a bay...
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