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Old 04-10-2010, 07:32 AM   #11
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I was not planning to. You never know when I might want to rearrange things. Replacing the batteries would be a chore if the wires were siliconed in.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:46 PM   #12
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Here are the PIcs as promised. If anyone has any questions I will be happy to answer them
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:48 PM   #13
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Nice lookn' job.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:49 PM   #14
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Wow, nicely done RSL. Good thinking with the tote too.
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Old 04-14-2010, 02:07 PM   #15
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nicely done!
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:53 AM   #16
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GREAT job and thanks for the shunt photo.
I am in the throes of this mod myself. I am building a battery compartment out of my wide open basement in the Flagstaff.
I am using two dish washing tubs, one inverted. I will post the photos as I get going. I just put the back wall in yesterday. I am using 2 12VDC batterys in parallel and I am also installing a the Trimetric monitor and Inverter.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:59 PM   #17
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Here are the pics I promised:
Rebuilt Battery compartment pictures from travel photos on webshots

rebuilt compartment pictures from travel photos on webshots

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Old 05-18-2010, 03:10 PM   #18
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Battery vent tube?

I have a question about your battery compartment upgrade (nice job by the way). I see in picture, 100_0438.jpg that you have what looks like a vent tube going out the top of the box. If that is a vent tube, where does it exhaust? Did you make an opening in the side of your camper?

I'd love to do something like this to my battery compartment but I'm not sure what I'd do with the vent tube. From what I've read, the vent tube *must* exit through the top (since the hydrogen gas rises). My battery "compartment" is steel support brackets that holds the battery tray and hangs from the RV accessed by a door.

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Old 05-19-2010, 07:18 AM   #19
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Mike, Our batteries are in an enclosed space (the 5th wheel "basement" storage area) and must be exhausted outside. The hose in my unit, and in RSL's I am sure, are routed through the existing exhaust port in the wall.

Not sure what rig you have but it sounds like a Class A. If the space around where your batteries are to be located is "outside" the living space, and not enclosed, then a vent in the top of the battery box to allow the gas to disapate would be all that is required.
You could use a piece of polyester furnace filter to cover the hole in the box (from the inside) to keep dirt out and still let out the gas.
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:32 AM   #20
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That is exactly what I was looking for. Since my battery compartment is not within the living space, it will only require a direct vent at the top. The furnace filter is a great idea--never would have thought of that.

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