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Old 02-06-2020, 01:28 PM   #15
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Old 02-06-2020, 01:36 PM   #16
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Iím getting dizzy looking upside down.
You know they could make it harder to post pics on this site...but I'm not sure how. Even though I attempt to upload multiple pics at once I usually only end up with one and they end up upside down half the time. Maybe someday they'll update to the 21st century. Or maybe it's just me....
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Old 02-07-2020, 01:20 AM   #17
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Thanks everyone.
Wow, Hayduke...I don't have any of those hold-down bars.
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Old 02-07-2020, 06:56 AM   #19
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Brianna,
If you or some one else can tell me how to post pictures I can send you a picture of my still original battery bay.

Or, I can take a picture and text or email it to you if you send me contact info.
Gene, if you post a "reply" you will see a button called manage attachments".
If you post a "quick reply" you need to select "advanced" to see the attachment options.
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Thanks tom and patty.

Meanwhile, did everyone see this mod?
Pure genius!!!!
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Thanks everyone.
Wow, Hayduke...I don't have any of those hold-down bars.
While my original set-up had those when I reconfigured I made new ones pretty easy with 3/8" all thread and some aluminum "L" metal, all from Lowes.

I drilled new holes in the tray and put them where they needed to be. It was easy to work with a did a good job
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Not our battery bay but we did buss bars like this. Buss bars move all the many connections from the battery to location away from the battery so there is less corrosion.



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Wow, Hayduke...I don't have any of those hold-down bars.
You'll definitely want hold down bars. You can use a combination of angle iron and flat stock with all thread. Don't put the hold downs over the battery fill ports...or go SLA or AGM. Also a good idea to put rubber mat on the rear facing steel structure by the chassis batteries. If they shift slightly rearward bad things can happen if the positive leads make contact. Ours was about 1/8" from disaster when purchased. (I used our old mud flaps with 3M super weatherstrip adhesive)
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…..AGM and Li are all the rage these days but good old water and acid bats still get the job done--IMHO....metal hold down bars are a potential issue for corrosion and ground out.....I switched to plastic "cutting board" material years ago and haven't had any issues..... have to be a bit creative with the design and placement....I also spray down the bats with a hose when I wash the coach--I know, sounds scary but 12v and water mix ok.....
PS--don't know about "pure genius" but reference the mod above--it is amazing what can happen if you give a farm kid from Wis a welder--outboard tray is cantilevered for easy removal and maintenance...you can also see the "cutting board" plates.....
PSS-- like the buss bar design but on my 2003, I used the lugs on the 300 amp fuse bar to spread out the bat cable connections....rarely used the boost solenoid so by-passed it too.....
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......I also spray down the bats with a hose when I wash the coach--I know, sounds scary but 12v and water mix ok. ..........
Same here -- washing the batteries down every time I wash the coach.
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That reset button on the RS2000...how often do you need to do that? Every time you turn the bank off and then back on?
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Old 03-01-2020, 12:55 PM   #28
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I’ve got old batteries and I’m not getting the bulk charge I need. The generator is throwing 10 amps at them at most, the engine doesn’t appear to be charging them at all...am I missing something?
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