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Old 11-21-2023, 10:54 PM   #1
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We have a 2022 Thor Axis 24.3. I need to change the chass battery can anyone tell me what wrenches I need and the best way to do this task

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Old 11-21-2023, 11:06 PM   #2
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If you ask what size wrench
It's a sure sign you need to go to a pro.

Unless you're marching into the desert with a 1 wrench allowance,
You just take the tools to the job and do the job.

Stop.
Reconsider.


And please post a succinct answer to my saying you should go to a pro and why you think you need to change that battery because some of us are thinking you're a bot or a managementally created distraction.
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Old 11-21-2023, 11:09 PM   #3
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Standard battery wrenches, maybe 1/2", some are 10 mm.

There are dozens of post here about changing Axis/Vegas chassis batteries. You either have to remove the desk and open up the plywood hole above the battery (making that a battery "hatch") or go in through the passenger side wheel well.
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The best way to do it....

1. Take good BEFORE and AFTER picture
2. Eyeball your tools, if it does not fit and too large, grab another one that is smaller, if it is too little, grab another that is larger. ( I do this all the time and it works)
3. Tape up your positive connections so you don't accidentally short anything. Find your Breaker switch just off the batteries just in case you do trip it

Now with that said, that battery should still be under warranty. Not sure if you had it load tested for replacement by dealer that can honor the warranty, but that is what I would 1st but it was not your part of your question.
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Old 11-22-2023, 12:22 AM   #5
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We have a 2022 Thor Axis 24.3. I need to change the chass battery can anyone tell me what wrenches I need and the best way to do this task

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Search the forum. I believe there are numerous posts which state the chassis battery on the Axis/Vegas is accessed by removing the passengers laptop table and through the dash.
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1. Drive to AutoZone
2. Tell "team member" at counter you need a new battery.
3. Pay at counter... watch "team member" install.
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Old 11-22-2023, 01:07 AM   #7
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1. Drive to AutoZone
2. Tell "team member" at counter you need a new battery.
3. Pay at counter... watch "team member" install.
4. Watch the parts goober run away when he realizes it's a Motorhome...
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Old 11-22-2023, 02:13 AM   #8
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4. Watch the parts goober run away when he realizes it's a Motorhome...
And inaccessible through the hood.
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We have a 2022 Thor Axis 24.3. I need to change the chass battery can anyone tell me what wrenches I need and the best way to do this task

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I found this by Googling...
A few of the tools you'll need. The battery terminal cables are held fast around the battery terminals by nuts and bolts. This means you'll need a crescent wrench, an adjustable wrench, vise pliers or a socket wrench. Most battery terminals will come with either 10 mm or 12 mm (0.4 or 0.5 inches) socket-sizes. Grab another pair of adjustable pliers to hold the bolt head in place as well.

It may sound funny, but you'll also want to bring a hammer with you. A gentle tap or two can help loosen a stubborn terminal cable from the terminal post.
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Old 11-29-2023, 07:41 PM   #10
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Suggest you watch the video on the battery change out at this link

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Hi Folks, recently changed out the Axis Chassis Battery. With all the assistance from the Forum … it’s really not too bad with a little planning. For folks new to the Axis / Vegas maybe a detailed example video is useful.

https://1drv.ms/v/s!AmmCA9ceR2_4iJ0G...XWfFA?e=znPJGM

If you just wish the slides without the narration:
https://1drv.ms/b/s!AmmCA9ceR2_4iJ0H...KncXA?e=rJdbcz

Thank you again to all the Forum members who made this easy for me. Many different ways to do things of course.
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Old 11-29-2023, 10:01 PM   #11
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I would like to thank most of you for your suggestions, I did change the battery to an AGM it took a 8mm for the termils and a 8mm for the hold down brqcket.


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