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Old 12-14-2016, 10:22 AM   #15
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Yes, i was thinking that for just a few days, simply put one of the batteries close by within "jumper" reach. Maybe not jumper cables but heavy wire securely attached between the battery's terminals and the coach's cables. If the batteries are 6 volts, then of course two would need to be wired in series to make 12 volts.
I later secured them with a ratchet strap and was able to lower the compartment door. I could have left it like that indefinitely, while connected to 50A service.
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I did the same job on my DS a couple of years ago. If you have a Freightliner chassis then our units are quite similar. I had determined in advance that the elec system would run ok without the batteries installed, and that's exactly how it worked out.

A summary of my job, with pics, is titled "Cleaning up a battery tray", in the "Quick links and Mods #3" of the Newmar Owners forum section.


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I did the same job on my DS a couple of years ago. If you have a Freightliner chassis then our units are quite similar. I had determined in advance that the elec system would run ok without the batteries installed, and that's exactly how it worked out.

A summary of my job, with pics, is titled "Cleaning up a battery tray", in the "Quick links and Mods #3" of the Newmar Owners forum section.


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Thanks John for the link. It's interesting to see the comments regarding running with and without the batteries installed. I also have solar panels but I figure that I can disconnect them from the system through the solar charge controller.
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You will be fine unless you need lights and heat. For that, you will need 12V. That's why I connected two 6V batteries, just to keep the 12V system online.

Here's my battery tray project. http://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/my-b...-a-273727.html
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