Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Vintage RV's
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-09-2016, 09:19 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Provo, UT
Posts: 1
1981 Dolphin Moving Battery to Tongue

I am wanting to move my battery to the tongue from the forward compartment hatch for more storage room and better battery ventilation, the battery cables that were existing are just cheap looking cables with the 3/8 hole ends. I bought a battery box and need to mount it to the tongue. My question is should I use a specific type of battery cable for going to the outside on the tongue? any suggestions?
rspainhower is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-09-2016, 12:49 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
BFlinn181's Avatar
 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 19,927


The cables should be sized for the distance they have to run and have weather/UV proof covering. Be sure the (+) side is fused so any shorts are stopped at the fuse. The ground wire could just go to the tongue below the box if good connections can be made, no need to route it inside to the original location.
__________________

Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI
BFlinn181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2016, 02:57 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,610
Best bet would be to get some rope or cord and route it from where existing battery is connected all the way to where new battery will be mounted.

Route it through all holes and other things.

Mark it then pull it out and go to a welding supply and have a cable made.

Did not state load size so a single 0 size should be plenty good.

Price Not that much more for larger.

Be sure to properly fuse it.

Circuit breaker may be good.
__________________
Tony & Lori
1989 Country Coach Savannah SE
TQ60 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
battery, dolphin



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Figure the impact of a battery bank on tongue? ModestMonk Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 29 12-05-2016 12:18 PM
Hydraulic slides moving out 2" when moving Rsteabag Excel Owner's Forum 26 04-29-2014 06:55 PM
tongue battery/generator rack coho53 iRV2.com General Discussion 2 07-15-2012 04:55 PM
1981 Jayco Jay Dove George Miklas Vintage RV's 31 04-29-2005 10:44 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.