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Old 05-25-2014, 08:35 PM   #1
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Engine battery location.

Who's bright idea was it to mount the engine battery in the top left of the under hood area? There is less than 3 inches clearance above the top of the battery. How do you check the terminals for corrosion, water level, and anything else with it mounted there?

Any one relocated their engine battery? This is a 1998 Windsport on the ford chassis.


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I hear you. My previous class A coach has a pair of batteries for the chassis, mounted on a shelf behind the left front wheel. You had to turn the wheel all to one side, remove the inner wheel well liner, and squeeze yourself in behind the tire just to see the side of the batteries...
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The house batteries on this one are easy. They are front and center just below the front hood/access door. Why didn't they put the other one there also?


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I hear you. My previous class A coach has a pair of batteries for the chassis, mounted on a shelf behind the left front wheel. You had to turn the wheel all to one side, remove the inner wheel well liner, and squeeze yourself in behind the tire just to see the side of the batteries...
ouch... wondering what the coach was?
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ouch... wondering what the coach was?

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Actually you're lucky they put the chassis battery there instead of the house batteries. The chassis battery takes a lot less care and maintenance than the house batteries. Getting in there every two months for maintenance would really be a kick in the head, and for sure you would want to relocate them.
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Managed to get the battery out. Popped the caps, no water could be seen. Took almost a full gallon to top up the battery. I think the PO never checked it. I am amazed it would start the engine. Now I hope it doesn't up and die with all that new water in it. It is on the charger and my fingers are crossed.


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Look at those battery watering systems, there are several out there.
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Might want to concider a maintenance free battery when you replace that one. Probably was what came in it from the original build.
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Might want to concider a maintenance free battery when you replace that one. Probably was what came in it from the original build.

May Also look at relocating it down near the other two batteries. There is a nice size open space just behind the right side headlight. But, not thus week!


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