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BinaryBob

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Securing batteries in compartment
« on: June 23, 2017, 11:08:06 AM »
With the change to two 6V house batteries and the chassis battery, (three in the compartment), my battery hold downs no longer fit.
Was wondering what others have done with the battery compartment under the step, to keep these from moving.
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Buckeye4692002

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Re: Securing batteries in compartment
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2017, 11:54:07 AM »
I had a similar issue.  I went to the hardware store and picked up a tool belt for each battery.  On Amazon it's: CLC 3505 ToolWorks Web Work Belt, 2" Wide, Large.
They've only been on for 3 months and (roughly) a thousand miles.  But, so far I haven't had any problems or noticed any wear.  I just check them each time I inspect the batteries.

Hopefully that helps!

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John Hilley

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Re: Securing batteries in compartment
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2017, 02:36:30 PM »
I just made some wood spacers to put between them. They haven't moved in over 30,000 miles
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Re: Securing batteries in compartment
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2017, 02:45:09 PM »
I made the original hold downs longer with some all-thread rod and threaded connectors.
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BinaryBob

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Re: Securing batteries in compartment
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2017, 07:29:18 PM »
All great suggestions.
Tonight I cut blocks to fill the void space.
Seems the simplest solution. We'll see how that goes.
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Re: Securing batteries in compartment
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2017, 08:49:35 PM »
Blocks of wood on all 4 sides then strap over top to screwed in eyelets.


SCVJeff

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Re: Securing batteries in compartment
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2017, 02:51:36 AM »
I also just used blocks. If they are able to hop out of a 4" well box, I have way bigger problems to deal with
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Re: Securing batteries in compartment
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2017, 12:24:44 PM »
I made the original hold downs longer with some all-thread rod and threaded connectors.


I did same with our Winnebago years past.
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Re: Securing batteries in compartment
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2017, 10:23:58 PM »
I also just used blocks. If they are able to hop out of a 4" well box, I have way bigger problems to deal with

I agree. I just changed my batteries too and couldn't get them out of the box. My son had to get them out for me. I just don't see mine going anywhere.
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