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Old 02-07-2010, 08:52 AM   #1
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Relocating starting batteries

i WOULD LIKE TO RELOCATE THE 2 starting batteries to the area under the bed to make room for 2 more 6 volts.
They are sealed and I would be using battery boxes.
Can I extend the cables or do I have to get new ones made its about 6 feet or so.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:08 AM   #2
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Even though they are sealed, they will gas when they receive a high charge. I would never put batteries in an interior space.

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Old 02-07-2010, 09:29 AM   #3
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Get new cables - trying to extend them just adds another place for corrosion to interfere.

I would share Norm4015's concern about moving the battery inside. Even a sealed, valve regulated battery can gas under extreme conditions. And when you say "sealed", to you mean an AGM or Gel type valve-regulated battery? A standard "maintenance free" type of wet cell is not really sealed - it gasses under normal charging. It is definitely not safe for interior use.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:57 AM   #4
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Don't know if you have room but on my coach I relocated the batteries to the engine compartment right behind the motor. I was lucky in that all the cables were long enough to reach the new location and only need two short cables to tie the batteries together. I then added 4 more batteries and now have 8 - 6 volt for the coach.

I agree inside the coach would not be a good place to relocate the battery.
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