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Old 01-30-2021, 10:00 AM   #21
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Wait, what's the "tie down arm?" We have two batteries under one of the steps, but there is nothing holding them in place other than their weight. Is this bad?
I don't know that the lack of a "tie down arm" is bad per se. I would presume that your battery compartment is built so the batteries cannot slide around or bounce up and down.

On the Georgetown GT5 the house batteries are not under a step. They are in the first compartment to the left of the entry door. Without a tie down arm they can slide a bit fore-aft, slide several inches left-right, and bounce up well over a foot so they do need to be physically restrained.

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Keep in mind that your Breakaway safety switch will not function if you do not have a house battery.
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Keep in mind that your Breakaway safety switch will not function if you do not have a house battery.
He is driving a class A. Unless there is a TOAD then no breakaway switch.
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Keep in mind that your Breakaway safety switch will not function if you do not have a house battery.
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I suggest regarding HOAs, refer to the HOA forum.
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Old 02-11-2021, 08:31 PM   #27
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Wrong Advice

Post #16 and #22

These post are so WRONG.

I don't think either poster read what I asked, looked at what section my post was in ( Georgetown ) or really read my post. Also I talked about driving a Motor Home.

You need to learn about M H's or read before you post.

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Old 02-11-2021, 10:42 PM   #28
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I don't think either poster read what I asked, looked at what section my post was in ( Georgetown ) or really read my post. Also I talked about driving a Motor Home.

You know, I've done similar from the phone app. "Timeline" just lists newest posts first with zero indication of what forum the posts are in, even when reading the posts. I don't know that's what happened but it does fit.

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I don't know that the lack of a "tie down arm" is bad per se. I would presume that your battery compartment is built so the batteries cannot slide around or bounce up and down.

On the Georgetown GT5 the house batteries are not under a step. They are in the first compartment to the left of the entry door. Without a tie down arm they can slide a bit fore-aft, slide several inches left-right, and bounce up well over a foot so they do need to be physically restrained.

HTH,

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All batteries should be secured so they dont move around. They may not escape their area or short, but their internsl components can be severly damaged by bouncing around.
Portions of the plates can be shaken loose causing cells to fail. Lead acid bats are very vulnerable, AGM and Lithium, not so much.
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Never heard of a HOA not allowing 24 hour driveway parking. I'd be telling them to stick their noses you know where.

About ten years ago we had a newcomer to our small subdivision who wanted to start a HOA. This is what us 34 other homeowners sent them. Yes, it was signed by all of us.


Message to Home Owners Association (HOA) advocate

Welcome !

You came here from there because you didn't like there, and now you want to change here to be like there.

We are not racist, phobic or anti whatever-you-are, we simply like here the way it is and most of us actually came here because it is not like there, wherever there was.

You are welcome here, but please stop trying to make here like there.

If you want here to be like there you should not have left there to come here, and you are invited to leave here and go back there at your earliest convenience.

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Post #16 and #22

These post are so WRONG.

I don't think either poster read what I asked, looked at what section my post was in ( Georgetown ) or really read my post. Also I talked about driving a Motor Home.

You need to learn about M H's or read before you post.

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Old 02-12-2021, 12:17 AM   #32
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You know, I've done similar from the phone app. "Timeline" just lists newest posts first with zero indication of what forum the posts are in, even when reading the posts. I don't know that's what happened but it does fit.

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Even so, all you have to do is scroll to the top of the thread, before posting, to see where it's located.
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I need to replace both house batteries because they won't keep a charge, They have leaked acid and have caused corrosion to the battery box and tie down arm.


Wait, what's the "tie down arm?" We have two batteries under one of the steps, but there is nothing holding them in place other than their weight. Is this bad?
Yes....
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:44 AM   #34
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I need to replace both house batteries because they won't keep a charge, They have leaked acid and have caused corrosion to the battery box and tie down arm.



Because of the HOA where I live I cannot keep the MH in my driveway overnight while the cleaned up and repainted battery box dries.



I will turn off the battery switch and put plastic bags over each group of wires while cleaning and painting.



Can I drive the MH to storage for the paint to dry and back to my driveway the next day to put in new batteries ?





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I 've made a few assumptions when suggesting this ( you've got another vehicle, the storage lot is fairly open about minor work done eg washing etc, there's someone that can drive you to/ from ) Do all you need to do at storage facility. Leave the batteries inside the mh or bring them home if you're concerned about theft
while paint dries. Your post is from TX so I imagine it wouldn't take long for that to happen
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Old 02-12-2021, 04:29 PM   #35
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You know, I've done similar from the phone app. "Timeline" just lists newest posts first with zero indication of what forum the posts are in, even when reading the posts. I don't know that's what happened but it does fit.

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Not true.

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Post #16 and #22

These post are so WRONG.

I don't think either poster read what I asked, looked at what section my post was in ( Georgetown ) or really read my post. Also I talked about driving a Motor Home.

You need to learn about M H's or read before you post.

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I tow with my motorhome every time I use it, but I didn't think you'd take your toad to your storage area. That said, it won't make any difference if the batteries aren't installed whether the switch is on or off as long as the positive side is insulated well enough to avoid contacting ground.
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I need to replace both house batteries because they won't keep a charge, They have leaked acid and have caused corrosion to the battery box and tie down arm.

Because of the HOA where I live I cannot keep the MH in my driveway overnight while the cleaned up and repainted battery box dries.

I will turn off the battery switch and put plastic bags over each group of wires while cleaning and painting.

Can I drive the MH to storage for the paint to dry and back to my driveway the next day to put in new batteries ?


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Only problem I had with the batteries removed was the electric steps.

When I removed my batteries to modify the battery compartment to hold six Battle Born batteries. I installed a jumper on the Battery Control Center to supply power from the chassis battery to the steps.

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Even so, all you have to do is scroll to the top of the thread, before posting, to see where it's located.
That would take too much time.

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