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Old 04-19-2018, 02:21 PM   #1
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Any help with what this is?

I need help identifying this under the hood of a 2017 Forest River Forester with a Mercedes Benz Sprint chassis. What is it used for?
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Old 04-19-2018, 02:50 PM   #2
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That is the connection point for jump starting. The orange piece moves to expose the metal contact for the jumper cable.
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Old 04-19-2018, 03:14 PM   #3
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Correct, jump/charge point for battery. All of my German cars have had these under the hood. Often times they like to put the battery in places other than the engine compartment (under the drivers seat, under the back seats, in the trunk, etc). I will say my batteries last much longer than in cars where the batteries are heated up/cooled down more often.
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Correct, jump/charge point for battery. All of my German cars have had these under the hood. Often times they like to put the battery in places other than the engine compartment (under the drivers seat, under the back seats, in the trunk, etc). I will say my batteries last much longer than in cars where the batteries are heated up/cooled down more often.
Correct, battery in my 2011 is under the drivers feet.
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My daughter had a Bemer a few years back,,,
You had to remove the left rear tire to change the battery !!!
No Thanks,,, I like where Henry put the battery !!!

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Agree fully. Positive jump starting post. I use a trickle charger and this is so much easier than finding the battery.
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:00 PM   #7
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There's probably a large metal stud somewhere nearby for the negative jumper cable to connect to.
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Old 04-24-2018, 12:31 PM   #8
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I need help identifying this under the hood of a 2017 Forest River Forester with a Mercedes Benz Sprint chassis. What is it used for?
With all the negativity out there, I think it's great that you have a positive post!
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"Agree fully. Positive jump starting post. I use a trickle charger and this is so much easier than finding the battery."

Under the dash tray with the cigar lighter socket is another cigar socket rated for 20-25A .

This is the EZ spot to plug in a charher.

Why use a trickle charger when just plugging the coach in will charge both the start and house batts?
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