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Old 12-30-2021, 09:43 PM   #1
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2015 Thor Vegas 24.1 Batteries

Have old Harris 160hr batteries.. Are these what Thor puts in at the factory?

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Old 12-30-2021, 10:09 PM   #2
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Harris were the OEM batteries installed by Thor. Chances are you have the originals in your Vegas.
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Old 12-31-2021, 01:31 AM   #3
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Harris were the OEM batteries installed by Thor. Chances are you have the originals in your Vegas.
Theyíre shot. Drain down in a couple hours..looking for decent replacement. Lead acid is fine with me..
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Old 12-31-2021, 03:17 AM   #4
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A pair of Group 31 batteries will just fit in the Axis/Vegas battery compartment. That will give you the most capacity whether they are FLA or AGMs.

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Old 12-31-2021, 03:53 AM   #5
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The 27ís hardly fit now.. 24.1..
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Old 12-31-2021, 03:55 AM   #6
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24's are all I can squeeze into my 24.1
Its a height, not width problem.
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Old 12-31-2021, 06:47 AM   #7
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There are options... if you're willing. I built a frame to raise my step about an inch, which allowed GC2 6volt golf cart batteries to fit. Not for everyone, but worked great for us.
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Old 12-31-2021, 12:46 PM   #8
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Here us a pic of two G31 AGM batteries in the step compartment on my 2021 Axis. You have to slide the first one to the right so part of it is covered, then tilt in the second one on the left. It just fits with 3/8" to spare.

Golf cart batteries are too tall without modifying the step compartment.

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Old 12-31-2021, 03:32 PM   #9
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Here's a pic of my golf cart 6volt batteries installed (with step mod). Notice the thin frame addition around the top of the step support.
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Old 12-31-2021, 06:48 PM   #10
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Have old Harris 160hr batteries.. Are these what Thor puts in at the factory?
Really amazing that your Harris Specials have supported your needs all these years.
For many of us, the OEM House Batteries that THOR installs in Vegas/Axis don't last very long.
Usually because of Dealer neglect while sitting on lot waiting for a buyer.
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Old 01-03-2022, 01:45 AM   #11
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Really amazing that your Harris Specials have supported your needs all these years.
For many of us, the OEM House Batteries that THOR installs in Vegas/Axis don't last very long.
Usually because of Dealer neglect while sitting on lot waiting for a buyer.
Iíve only had the MH a couple years and had not really u
ďUsedĒ the house batteries for any extended dry docking. Didnít want to either, until I replaced them
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Old 01-05-2022, 07:18 PM   #12
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Yes...just replace them with Group 27 marine. Keep them tendered by shore power or a portable 100watt Solar and mppt solar controller. You can go to 6v golf cart batteries, but it will require you changing to series wiring.
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Old 01-05-2022, 07:25 PM   #13
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I changed out my original Harris batteries in my 2015 Vegas 24.1 this Sep. Replaced them with Group 27 AGM. The original batteries were still holding a charge and had never had any problems with them, but after 6 1/2 years of use decided to change them as preventative maintenance.
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