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Old 11-07-2015, 04:52 PM   #1
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Battery tie downs??

I have a 1999 Damen Intruder with two batteries under the entry step. Does anyone have a good solution for a battery tie down for a similar setup?

I tried a rubber bungie cord, and a very large zip tie. Both broke fairly quickly due to acid I assume. It did not have a tie down when I bought the MH. Just need something to keep batteries from tipping in one direction, the weight should hold them down.
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Old 11-07-2015, 05:08 PM   #2
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Measure the batteries length and width and go to most any automotive parts store. There are several types available and most have some adjustment provisions.
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Old 11-07-2015, 05:27 PM   #3
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Our Damon has the original bolt-down keepers.

If/when those are consumed by the acid environment, we will convert to using battery hold-down straps...made of poly, they will not disappear unless directly hit with battery acid.
Cheap at most any auto supply : Marine Battery Tie Down Strap at AutoZone.com - Best Marine Battery Tie Down Strap Products for Cars, Trucks & SUVS

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I use a nylon strap with a slide tensioner. Works fine
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Old 11-07-2015, 07:54 PM   #5
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Our 2006 Allegro Open Road doesn't have any hold down straps on the batteries. I don't see why you would need them unless you were going off roading. With the weight of the batteries and all the cables it would be hard to dislodge them.


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Our 2006 Allegro Open Road doesn't have any hold down straps on the batteries. I don't see why you would need them unless you were going off roading. With the weight of the batteries and all the cables it would be hard to dislodge them.


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I kind-a have to agree. Our coach, an '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the C-7 330HP CAT, originally had three 12V Interstate batteries for house batteries. Well, those went south and, I replaced them with four, Costco 6V Deep cycle golf cart batteries. Well, in doing that, there is no room for any of the tie downs that were there previously with the 12V units.

They have been like that for over 4 years and about 25,000 miles and haven't moved yet. In fact, they CAN'T move unless I lift them directly straight up. So, If you feel the need for a tie down, then like has been stated, there's many sources out there for them. Good luck
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Thanks everyone! Yes most likely I don't need them, but it's cheap insurance. The straps sounds like the best option for my set-up.
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My coach doesn't have hold downs either. 4 house and 2 chassis batteries and have never budged. If you are ever in a situation that would make them tip, you definately have bigger things to worry about at that exact moment.
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Boat parts supply sites on the net have more varieties than auto sites. Google it.
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My coach doesn't have hold downs either. 4 house and 2 chassis batteries and have never budged. If you are ever in a situation that would make them tip, you definately have bigger things to worry about at that exact moment.
It isn't just tipping over you need to be concerned about. While these newer batteries are heavy and are built much better than they were even 10 years ago they are still subject to damage from vibration while moving around loosely in the carrier boxes. This vibration can shake loose the plates and dividers inside the battery greatly shortening the life of the battery.
Every battery manufacturer will clearly state they recommend holding a battery firmly in place to extend battery life.
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