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Old 04-02-2016, 04:54 PM   #1
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New popup battery concern.

I bought my HW31 back in February and have pulled it about 1500 miles since new. Today I parked it at a friends empty lot because I'm getting my driveway widened. I decided to take the battery with me just in case. My issue is there was nothing holding the battery box to the trailer just the weight of the battery. How it didn't bounce out of the frame and end up in someones grill I have no idea. I'll be adding a few bolts to keep it secure. Not sure if anyone else has had this issue.
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Old 04-02-2016, 05:01 PM   #2
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Never really investigated mine, but I think it's held on by the strap around the battery box. This is a pic from an RV show, but mine looks the same.
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Old 04-02-2016, 05:18 PM   #3
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That's how mine looked. But the strap was going around the box but nothing holds the box in place.
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Old 04-02-2016, 05:20 PM   #4
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That's how mine looked. But the strap was going around the box but nothing holds the box in place.
That is nuts. Good catch!
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Old 04-02-2016, 10:36 PM   #5
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Check in the bag where all of the owner's manuals were. The install kit for the battery box (all of 4 self-tapping screws) was located in there. On our Rockwood 2318g there were two of those screws put through the box and strap, then into the metal plate below. It probably needs a little reinforcement, but at least it was a start.


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Old 04-02-2016, 10:58 PM   #6
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The strap is supposed to go under the two frame supports that the battery box sits on.
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The strap is supposed to go under the two frame supports that the battery box sits on.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking, but never really looked at.
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Yellow arrow shows the half-inch high metal frame that the battery boxes set into. The red arrow shows the strap that goes UNDER the metal frame, then around the battery box. Locking cables are to help keep the batteries.
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Check in the bag where all of the owner's manuals were. The install kit for the battery box (all of 4 self-tapping screws) was located in there. On our Rockwood 2318g there were two of those screws put through the box and strap, then into the metal plate below. It probably needs a little reinforcement, but at least it was a start.


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x2, You should have some self tapping bolts. both my battery boxes are bolted down.
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I thought some pictures might be helpful. It all depends on the arrangement at the front of the frame. Click image for larger version

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On our 2015 Rockwood 2318G the layout is as pictured. The first pictures shows the battery box resting on a short tray that is welded onto the frame. The strap is under the box, which in turn is held on by 2 self-tapping screws, only one goes through the strap (2nd picture). There are a couple of "extra" screws in the Forest River bag that I'm planning on adding, with some washers, to the other two corners in the hope of firming up the system. Due to the welds there is no way to get the strap under the tray. Anyone have any other suggestions or should the 4 screws be enough?

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