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Old 11-25-2021, 12:51 PM   #1
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Default Roadtrek House Batteries

I'm replacing the house batteries on our 2015 Roadtrek CS Adventurous XL. There are two 6 volt AGMs under the hood and two hanging in a tray behind the rear wheels.
I'm wondering if anyone knows any tricks to lowering and reinstalling the under chassis batteries.
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Old 12-06-2021, 12:22 PM   #2
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Default Block and tackle

I rigged up a Block and Tackle pully system to pull the old batteries out and install 2 new ones. It still required two people. Those batteries are heavy.
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Old 12-06-2021, 12:34 PM   #3
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Default Battery Replacement

Thanks to all who sent advice.
I have a whole crew of neighbors lined up to help.
We'll be doing the replacement today.
I'll report tomorrow.
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Old 12-07-2021, 12:23 PM   #5
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Default Battery Installation is Done

Thanks again everyone.
Installed the new house batteries yesterday with the help of my neighbors, one of whom has every mechanics tool ever invented.
The pair under the hood went smoothly. Not so with the pair under the chassis.
The stainless steel pins holding the tray had seized completely (looks like a galvanic reaction). Could not budge them. Had to unbolt one end from the chassis, cut the bracket on the other end and fabricate a plate to reattach it.
The job took three and a half hours. I'm really glad it's done and it should be easier next time.
If you have a setup like this, you might want to check the pins holding the tray so you can be prepared when the time comes to replace the batteries.
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