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Old 06-14-2015, 01:54 PM   #1
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Are your 2015 Seneca batteries (engine) maintainence free?

Took the battery cover off under the drivers seat to check the battery water level. I can't even see the tops of the batteries! What a confined space. Can anyone see the brand of batteries you have, and if they are maintainence free?
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Old 06-14-2015, 02:40 PM   #2
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You sure they are not on a sliding tray? There may be a couple bolts to remove so the tray slides out.
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:13 PM   #3
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The coach batteries are on a sliding tray, as far as I can tell the engine batteries are not.
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Engine (chassis) batteries are not on a slide-out tray, there are two wired in parallel under the cab floor accessed by a removable panel inside the driver door area.

I don't have the manufacturer of mine (2014 Seneca 37TS), but they appear to be a typical maintenance free starting battery like you find in millions of cars and trucks as original equipment. They are not deep cycle batteries.
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:26 PM   #5
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I dread the day i have to change the batteries! How hard would it have been for Freightliner to install those batteries on a sliding tray?
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On other Freightliner M2 trucks I have seen in commercial service the chassis batteries are in the same place, but the delivery truck-style functional (but less "pretty") cab steps were able to be removed relatively easily for better access to the batteries.

So I guess we have Jayco to blame, since they install the fiberglass tank cover and cab step assembly that RV owners find "more attractive"!
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