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Old 02-20-2018, 11:06 PM   #1
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I went to install my new batteries today. In the process, one of the straps that holds down the battery was impossible to loosen. So I decided to cut the strap (bad move). I assumed that any auto parts store would have battery hold down straps. But NO! after going to 2 auto parts store, I discovered that it is no longer a standard item. I ended up having to go to an RV dealership to buy a new strap.

And $53.00 later I walked out the door.
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:17 PM   #2
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Tell us the name of the RV store so we can avoid it.
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:19 PM   #3
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Leale's in San Jose CA.
I saw that Camping World has them for $3-$5. SIGH!
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:24 PM   #4
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Leale's in San Jose CA.
I saw that Camping World has them for $3-$5. SIGH!
Not to mention Wally World.......
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:48 PM   #5
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Leale's in San Jose CA.
I saw that Camping World has them for $3-$5. SIGH!
So, out of curiosity, what type and size batteries did you buy?
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:06 AM   #6
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I bought Interstate Group 27 Deep Cycle. They were $80 apiece at the local Costco.
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:58 AM   #7
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Those straps are PITA!! I cut one of mine too. With four batteries now, they fit really snug in there. I just used a piece if 2x4 to keep them from sliding forward under braking.
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Old 02-21-2018, 01:14 AM   #8
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So return it to CW & go buy the $3-5 one. Did you buy the entire box or just the strap that buckles around it?
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:06 PM   #9
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You can go to Home Depot and buy "Lashing Straps". They are longer than the standard battery box strap but you can cut them to the length you need. They last much longer than the standard straps. Or you can buy battery box straps at Walmart for about 5 dollars or so.
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:34 PM   #10
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CW is the most expensive place for parts & rv goodies on the planet. And from my experience if you need rv mechanical parts they never have them in stock, they'll have to order them.
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