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Old 11-23-2011, 03:48 PM   #1
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06 Tropical Coach Battery question

Getting ready to replace them, they have a date code of 2003 and they're getting tired. I noticed there's no bracket to hold them down. Is that typical? The starting batteries have hold down brackets.
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:59 PM   #2
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You really want hold downs. Think of them as seat belts for your batteries. Universal kits are available at almost any auto parts outlet.
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My 05 Tropical was the same, no battery hold downs on the coach batteries. I used a 3/4" steel angle iron ans two threaded rods to make my own hold down. The angle iron lays across the top outer edge of the batteries and the the threaded rod is mounted two places thru holes I drilled in the angle iron and the bottom inner tray. The rods are at 45 degree angles down to the rear of the trya and provide full support. Coated the whole thing with POR15 paint treatment.
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