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Old 06-29-2017, 10:05 PM   #1
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Default Paseo owners - where are the coach batteries?

We looked at a couple of Sprinter conversions and it looks like the batteries are underneath. I've contacted Coachmen about the Crossfit on the Transit chassis and the dealer said the battery (singular) was under the driver's seat. Since the Paseo is also on the Transit, I wondered how WGO handled the battery location.
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We looked at a couple of Sprinter conversions and it looks like the batteries are underneath. I've contacted Coachmen about the Crossfit on the Transit chassis and the dealer said the battery (singular) was under the driver's seat. Since the Paseo is also on the Transit, I wondered how WGO handled the battery location.

For Sprinters:
There are three places for batteries.

1. Chassis battery -- under the driver's seat.
2. House battery -- room for 2 AGM under the hood
3. House battery -- being rear wheel drive, the van has a high floor. ie. lots of space under the chassis
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So on Sprinters, they put the chassis battery in the house and the house batteries under the hood? That just seems soooo backwards to me.

I called a dealer about the Crossfit (Transit chassis) and asked where the coach (house) batteries were. He went out and looked and said there was only one coach battery and it was under the driver's seat. Now, the literature says there are two coach batteries so I figured something was off and based on what you just said about the Sprinter, I wonder if what he was looking at was the chassis battery.

He did say that if I wanted to swap it out for an AGM, I should contact Ford to see if it would void the warranty. I wondered why Ford would care, but now I see the problem...
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So on Sprinters, they put the chassis battery in the house and the house batteries under the hood? That just seems soooo backwards to me.

I called a dealer about the Crossfit (Transit chassis) and asked where the coach (house) batteries were. He went out and looked and said there was only one coach battery and it was under the driver's seat. Now, the literature says there are two coach batteries so I figured something was off and based on what you just said about the Sprinter, I wonder if what he was looking at was the chassis battery.

He did say that if I wanted to swap it out for an AGM, I should contact Ford to see if it would void the warranty. I wondered why Ford would care, but now I see the problem...
Transit has a single and a 2 battery coach option. I've no idea which is in the Crossfit.
The 2 battery option comes along with a high output alternator, and the batteries are AGM. The single battery option is a flooded unit.
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Are the coach batteries under the hood, under the chassis, or under the driver's seat?
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For ProMaster:

The chassis battery is under the driver's seat.
There is a similar cavity under the passenger's seat. Some people use that for the house battery.
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Are the coach batteries under the hood, under the chassis, or under the driver's seat?
Transit coach batteries are under the driver's seat.
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Actually, the Sprinter chassis battery isn't under the driver's seat, it is beneath a hatch under the floor, down by the driver's feet. The driver's seat has electronics under it. There is a space for an optional OEM aux battery in the engine compartment. You could fit a battery under the passenger's seat if you like.

T1N Sprinters have the chassis battery in the engine compartment with the optional aux battery under the passenger's seat.
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Just checked the Winnebago Paseo manual.

you can download it here:
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Chassis battery -- under driver's seat (inside the cab)
House batteries -- two, both are on the outside -- one under the driver's door, the other under the passenger's door.

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I'm going to call a service dept tomorrow and see what they tell me about the Transit coach battery placement. I'll report back - since it seems they could be anywhere!
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