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Old 03-13-2016, 05:14 PM   #1
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battery size

I have a 2002 Sunseeker 2900 class c. I just removed the rear battery that is bad,but it does not have any markings to what size it is. It looks like a marine battery. I can't find any info on the internet on specs on this unit. Any recommendations?
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:21 PM   #2
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You can measure the battery to find what battery number it is. You can measure the space to see if a larger one will fit. A chart of battery dimensions is at: https://www.batteryweb.com/bci.cfm. There is some variance between manufacturers, so your measurements may not be exact.

Typical RV batteries are BCI size 27. Yours could have been replaced with a different size, so see if a 27 will fit if yours is smaller.

And, yes, it should be a deep cycle battery, often sold as "RV and Marine". Avoid a Dual Rated Starting and Deep Cycle battery. They are not as good for RV coach service as a true deep cycle battery. If the battery lists CCA, cold cranking amps, pass on it.
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:56 PM   #3
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rambler guy - wow you know your stuff. Question: I am installing a tool box in the front of my rpod 179. I will place the batteries into it and some tools I usually store in the front storage compartment with the outside door so I am only adding 24lbs (the weight of the tool box) to the front of the trailer. The battery boxes take up a lot of room. If the batteries are in the tool box, do they need the boxes?
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Old 03-14-2016, 05:27 PM   #4
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Whatever box your batteries are in needs to be vented. Batteries give off hydrogen gas which is highly explosive.

If you put tools in the same box as a battery, be sure the positive terminal is well protected so no tool can touch it and cause a short.
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Old 03-14-2016, 11:52 PM   #5
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great reminder. I decided to fore go the extra space and put the batteries into the cases with the lids. The tool box is vented. thanks. So my next project will be how to secure the tool box 69 x 12 x 12 to the tongue with the wdh in the way. I have the tool box slanted towards the wdh. I put a 2x4 under the box on the trailer side to make opening and closing easier. I figure I will use u-bolts to hold it in that position.
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