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Old 10-07-2014, 03:51 PM   #1
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Battery exchange ?

I have a 1998 Safari Trek and my house batteries are under the entry stairs how do I remove the battery to put in the new ones? Help

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Old 10-07-2014, 04:17 PM   #2
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First welcome to the Forum and sorry I can not help out. However, I would post this question in the "Owners Forum" under the appropriate manufacturer. Someone with the same RV will be able to help out. Best of luck.

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Old 10-07-2014, 04:31 PM   #3
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Mine are the same way, kinda a Pita. I got one of those straps that connect to the terminal to use as handle. You can find them at most auto parts stores or Walmart. Then placed a small cooler six pack size under the coach next to to batteries. A milk crate would work also. Then muscle it down to the crate or cooler. Install in reverse. Good luck
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Sorry I can't help with your question. Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:10 PM   #5
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Good luck with a solution.
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:51 AM   #6
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Generally the step above the batteries either lifts up or lifts off (Mine it is hinged so it opens up but I have an Intruder, different from yours)

Suggestion: check that, and once it is open take a bottle of either Testor's Model paint or nail polish, Bright red, and paint all the wires hooked to the POSITIVE post which run off to somewhere. (If you have jumper wires between two batteries you need not paint those)

You can use black on the Negative wires

Do this now.. before you need to change batteries, and when you do need to change batteries.. Touch up the paint the day before.

NEXT: if those are flooded wet cells, with a cap you can remove (Either single cap or triple cap) read up on how to maintain them.

If they are Sealed VRLA batteries (Maintenance free) Read up on those a well.

WHY: Average battery life if you do not know how to car for 'em, 1 year
If you do.. approaches 1 decade.

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