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Old 06-20-2016, 10:52 PM   #1
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6v battery won't fit in sun seeker

Time to replace my batteries (2-12 v). Want to replace with 2- 6v but won't fit in my sun seeker battery well. Only have 10 1/8 inches height and need 11. Batteries are in the step coming in to the coach. Anyone overcome this problem?
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:16 AM   #2
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Just get a good set of 12V real deep cycles that fit.
Group 31's will give you 210-220 a/h a pair... measure about 13L x 6,75W x 9.5H
Group 27's will give you 180-190 ...measuring 12.5 x 6.75 x 9.37
Get whichever will fit.
Suggest Trojans or Deka Marine Master DC series or equivilent East Penn private label.
Good luck.
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Old 06-21-2016, 01:27 AM   #3
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or make a spacer to raise the step up enough to clear the terminals, longer bolts for the step....
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Old 06-21-2016, 07:12 AM   #4
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Dimensions can vary by brand/manufacturer even for the same group size. Agms tend to be smaller for the same group size for some companies. With research you may find your 3/4 inch. Post your final battery choice so we all learn what fits. I went with group 31 12 v Agm .
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Old 06-21-2016, 10:25 AM   #5
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I went with US Battery group 31's (130ah) for my Forester.

US Battery 31DCXC 12 Volt 130Ah Deep Cycle Marine Battery
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Old 06-21-2016, 02:04 PM   #6
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I picked 2 Batteries at the area Costco $76.00 ea. and they work great.
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Old 06-21-2016, 02:23 PM   #7
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If you need Group 24 size, try these
24TMX | Trojan Battery Company
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Word of caution. If you put spacers under the step and leave an air gap the batteries will vent to the coach and set off your explosive gas alarm.
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Word of caution. If you put spacers under the step and leave an air gap the batteries will vent to the coach and set off your explosive gas alarm.
I would be very surprised if it did. It's designed to detect propane. Aerosols such as hair spray will also make it go off because they contain butane, which is the next hydrocarbon up from propane. Hydrogen is not a hydrocarbon.
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Well, been there, done that and it did. Maybe your monitor is different, or mine is more particular, but left a gap after adding water to batteries, and alarm went off about every 3 or 4 hours. Noticing the step was loose, tighten up the screws, sealing the box and alarm went away. Others on other threads have noticed the same problem when batteries get old and start to give off more gas. That's when I suspected that could be the problem and discovered I had not tighten the screws.

In any case, if shimming the steps, a simple screen door gasket will likely seal the box sufficient to prevent vent gas from entering the coach.
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