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Old 05-29-2016, 06:05 PM   #1
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Accessing engine and LiFePO4 batteries under bed.

How often do you have to take apart the bed to get to the engine in a 36M or diesel pusher in general?

I am looking for a place to put 1200 AH of LiFePO4 batteries.

I looked under the bed and it looks like there is a lot of room there.
There is a "false" (very weak) floor over a mostly open space.
If I put the batteries there I will not loose much useful storage but I will probably have to pull the batteries to get to the engine.

Thank you for considering my question.
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Old 05-30-2016, 06:17 AM   #2
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We had a 2013 Itasca Meridian 34', which is substantially the same coach as yours. The only time a tech was in the coach for engine problems (not service, which is underneath the coach), he went through the bottom of the closet.
I would assume you could make a liftout carrier for the battery pack and charger, in case it ever needs to come out.
OK, I'm curious, to what purpose are you putting these batteries?
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batteries, engine

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