Originally Posted by Bob Nodine
Looking for comments from anyone who has added 2 more Group 27 batteries to the factory installed 2 Group 27's under the steps.
The brochure for our coach states the under the steps battery tray can hold four Group 27 batteries. It comes from the factory with two Group 27 AGM's and I was considering adding two more AGM's bringing the total to four. Looking at the battery tray it would seem a difficult task adding two more batteries. There are a number of cables and two circuit breakers inside that tray. The only way for batteries to go in or out is thru the opening under the top step. I looked under the coach and there does not appear to be an opening large enough for a battery to go in or out. We are guessing that the two existing batteries would have to be pushed back in the tray to make room for two more at the front. Then the cables for the two additional batteries would have to be added. Just looking at the situation we do not get a positive feeling about this. We were wondering if anyone else had done this and how it went.
Do you have the height in the battery compartment for 6V? The Omni does and part of my purchase agreement was 2 additional 6V batteries installed. They are FLA so I periodically will have to check the water. For me it's rather easy but I did have to loosen and reposition the "flow" of the cables to to have access to the caps. If you add 2 more GP27s likely you will be using 2 more marine batteries not true deep cycles.
When my FLA batteries die, I'll replace them with 4 6V AGM. The 6V are tight in the compartment but they do fit easily.