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Old 11-02-2011
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Default House battery upgrade

Well, after completing the new generator upgrade and also new to the coach the extra big new storage bay in front of the new generator I finally got around to the fabrication and installation of 6 dedicated house batteries.

After much consternation as to where to put 6 new batteries I concluded that next to the generator in the new compartment would be best. I would eventually like to move both generator and batteries to the opposite side of the coach but that won't happen until I redo the drivers side compartments.

What will work out in the end is when I greatly enlarge the storage compartment in front of the main door then I will have regained back the space lost with the new batteries and then some.

Anyway, I removed the back diamond plate bay panel and PVC floor and fabricated a HD battery tray after designing it all on CAD. Re configured all of the coaches underside 12 volt wiring and ran a new 2/0 house feed up from the new compartment into the transfer switch cubby. I installed the main DC fuse there and eliminated the old feed that went up through the dash A pillar.

Finally purchased the six new batteries from SLAMS and fabricated all new custom 2/0 battery cables. Machined up the 1/2" thick PVC sheeting and CNC machined the Perko switch to bolt in from behind. I can't leave well enough alone so I engraved the switch nomenclature in the PVC too.

I have to thank STEVE BIRTLES for providing the AQUAPRO battery watering system too. Thanks Steve! Everything fits snug as a bug in a rug

Tally ho!
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Very nice work!!
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Certainly looks like first class work to me.
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Ryan,its good,very good.
I love that big storage.
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More Pictures, More Batteries, More power, all is good
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Nice pic of the Aquapro Single point battery watering installation
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Ryan,

What a great setup!! You have done a wonderful job. The only question I have is when can you come to Baltimore to accomplish the same set up in my Bus?????
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Ryan,

What a great setup!! You have done a wonderful job. The only question I have is when can you come to Baltimore to accomplish the same set up in my Bus?????

Chris I think you need a nice winter in Florida

Here is my next project can you spell L.O.A.D. into T.O.A.D!

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I'm in total awe! Absolutley incredible knowledge and talent. I wish I had just a portion of it..
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