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Old 08-11-2019, 02:11 PM   #1
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Mechanic replacing my batteries and needs picture to make sure he hooks them back up as they were previously. Can someone shoot me a picture of your batteries and the wiring? Thanks
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Old 08-11-2019, 02:27 PM   #2
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Assume you're talking coach/house batteries? Just replace those in our '15 Windsport earlier this week. Best to take pics AND label most or all of the wires prior to removal; just in case your system has slight differences. That said, let me dig out the pics I took to supplement my labeling. Won't be complete, but perhaps helpful.
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Old 08-11-2019, 02:40 PM   #3
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Check your PM's and send me an email address - the pics are too large (5mb+) to easily attach here.
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:08 PM   #4
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Mechanic replacing my batteries and needs picture to make sure he hooks them back up as they were previously. Can someone shoot me a picture of your batteries and the wiring? Thanks
It will help if you include the model of your Windsport. 30 amp coaches only came with one battery and the battery compartment will only hold two group 27 batteries. 50 amp coaches have two batteries installed and have room for four batteries in the battery compartment. Then there is the question of 6 or 12 volt batteries, as they are wired differently.
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:13 PM   #5
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Mechanic replacing my batteries and needs picture to make sure he hooks them back up as they were previously. Can someone shoot me a picture of your batteries and the wiring? Thanks
Your mechanic worries me.. Unless you are delivering an RV that has had the batteries removed he should be able to label wires and make a diagram that he understands. Pictures from anyone else's rig just aren't safe.
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Old 08-12-2019, 04:02 PM   #6
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Absolutely agree with APR67 - any capable mechanic should be able to label (+) and (-) cables when removing them from original batteries and put them back onto new ones. It's not that complicated.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:06 PM   #7
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For some reason, Thor chose not to color code the wires going to the house batteries. Typically, red is positive and black is negative. I replaced mine a couple of months ago and decided to turn them around so that the fill holes were closer to the front. I thought I had everything figured properly but still managed to screw it up and hooked them up backwards. The good news is that the distribution panel has a couple of reverse polarity fuses that protected everything. Once I got the polarity right, I replaced the fuses and all was good.

You have to take the internal panel cover off to access the reverse polarity fuses.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:34 PM   #8
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Sorry, but I'd look for another mechanic.
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