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Old 09-25-2018, 10:29 PM   #1
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battery access

Hi does anyone know an easy way to get to the chassis battery in a 2016 Vegas 25.2 model ? I had to have my battery charged and had an impossible time getting to the battery as it was way back like under the passenger computer area. Do we have to take that computer area apart ??? Also when I have to store the motor home for a month do I connected it to shore power with the inside (by the door) switch on "USE" to help recharge the chassis batteries ??? I need all the help I can get !!! HA HA. Thanks a lot people.
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Old 09-25-2018, 11:09 PM   #2
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Hi does anyone know an easy way to get to the chassis battery in a 2016 Vegas 25.2 model ? I had to have my battery charged and had an impossible time getting to the battery as it was way back like under the passenger computer area. Do we have to take that computer area apart ??? Also when I have to store the motor home for a month do I connected it to shore power with the inside (by the door) switch on "USE" to help recharge the chassis batteries ??? I need all the help I can get !!! HA HA. Thanks a lot people.
Search the different threads on this forum. Lots of discussion with a couple of ways to go for battery access.
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Old 09-25-2018, 11:30 PM   #3
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Old 09-26-2018, 01:05 AM   #4
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I prefer to go thru the desk top. Much less work, easier and cleaner. The removal of the front wheel and splash panel is another option.
Seems like I read they have moved the battery closer to the front for easy access on later models. Thor must have relocated the geniuses that designed the early layouts.
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Old 09-26-2018, 03:45 AM   #5
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The oil filler is under the desk as well on the 2018..
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:30 AM   #6
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Yes, if you are connected to shore power leave the switch in the "use" position. This will charge ALL batteries, usually. The only time to use the "store" position is when you want to remove all drainage from the coach battery. That's what it's for...like if you had to leave it somewhere, where there was no electricity available. Others will say theirs is wired differently...the gas detector etc...still works on theirs. It's all according to who did the wiring that day.
When you are plugged in, the converter powers everything 12V AND charges the batteries, but that switch must be in the use position or else the batteries are missing out on being charged. You won't realize it, cause everything seems to be working. It's easy for the kids or guests to accidentally press the store switch as they try to turn other things on or off. When it's in the store position, the coach battery is theoretically disconnected from everything.
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