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Old 09-01-2018, 07:55 PM   #1
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Axis Chassis Battery Replacement???

Is there ANY other possible way to replace the chassis battery in the Axis other than cutting through the wood under the "desk" in front?

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Old 09-01-2018, 08:19 PM   #2
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Yep, through the wheel well.
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Old 09-01-2018, 08:22 PM   #3
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A rare few have been able to actually get it out the front hood.

Note that the wood under the front desk is perforated for just that reason. There are several members on the forums here that added an access panel under the desk once they replaced the battery to make checking in on it much easier in the future.
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Old 09-01-2018, 08:24 PM   #4
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I'd call Thor Customer Care and ask them, before cutting a hole in my dash. I've read posts on this and other forums that advised to get to it thru the right front wheel well but, as I recall, all said it wasn't an easy job.
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Old 09-01-2018, 08:32 PM   #5
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Thanks for the answers! I did find a youtube video on it.

Would the wheel well be the route that a RV dealership would use?

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Old 09-01-2018, 10:03 PM   #6
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Thanks for the answers! I did find a youtube video on it.

Would the wheel well be the route that a RV dealership would use?

thx
Dash removal. Quickest, Safest, Fewest tools needed. (if you do not have correct jack, stand, etc) 20 min job thru dash. On the World Famous DIY Scale 1-10. I would rate as a 3 for Novice.
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:06 PM   #7
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Rev Jeffrey is correct for me too! Hard to get the panel back far enough but tilted steering wheel to get it off! Double check connecting all wires needed!
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Old 09-07-2018, 06:57 PM   #8
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Thanks for the answers! I did find a youtube video on it.

Would the wheel well be the route that a RV dealership would use?

thx


I replaced mine going through the wheel well. Turn the front tires all the way to the right, remove the 4 bolts from the wheel well panel and remove panel... With the hood open, disconnect the 2 black vent hoses and then disconnect battery cables..Have someone lift battery out of tray and another person down at the wheel well to help guid the battery down and out...Piece of cake and took less then 30 minutes..Put new battery in the same way....
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Old 09-07-2018, 10:03 PM   #9
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Good to know. Was the chassis battery a Harris brand and the same size and type as the house batteries? What did you go back with? Iím getting ready to replace mine before our fall trip. TIA.
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Old 09-07-2018, 10:31 PM   #10
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I took out the Brand New Motorcraft Chassis Battery see photo. "the battery in my 70,000 mile Ford Explorer looks better..... Replaced with this ODYSSEY Battery. I live in cold climate.
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:11 PM   #11
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http://www.dekabatteries.com/assets/base/0909.pdf This is what we went with for the chassis. Put in two 6 volt AGM Lifeline batts for the house.
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