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Old 12-09-2016, 09:19 AM   #1
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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?
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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.

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Old 12-09-2016, 02:57 PM   #3
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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.
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