Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-03-2017, 09:40 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Tumbleweed44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Detroit
Posts: 102
Missing Battery Tiedowns

While researching the 3rd fuel tank option, I found out the my Seneca batteries are not secured to the battery tray at all! The previous owner had installed a battery watering system. I wonder if that interfered with the hold downs?!?!
Nylon web straps would be the simplest but would that be appropriate given the proximity to battery acid? How are the batteries secured from the factory?

Pardon the saw dust. I cut and wedged some wood between the batteries so the tie downs wouldn't squeeze them together.

Pics of what I have...& don't have!
Why do some pics auto-rotate?
Attached Thumbnails
IMG_3272 (Small).JPG   IMG_3273 (Small).JPG  
__________________

__________________
2015 Seneca 36 FK. Purchased, used, October 7, 2017. Build 5 Console & Diamond Plate steps. Extend-A-Fill extensions. Scan Gauge.
2011 Jeep JK in trailer.
Tumbleweed44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2017, 10:47 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: kaml
Posts: 1,277
Those slots are for web straps. My OE batteries were held with them and when I added and moved the batteries I made up some new ones with clip buckles like you have on lifejackets.
__________________

PlayersZ28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2017, 01:13 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Milpitas
Posts: 932
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tumbleweed44 View Post
While researching the 3rd fuel tank option, I found out the my Seneca batteries are not secured to the battery tray at all! The previous owner had installed a battery watering system. I wonder if that interfered with the hold downs?!?!
Nylon web straps would be the simplest but would that be appropriate given the proximity to battery acid? How are the batteries secured from the factory?

Pardon the saw dust. I cut and wedged some wood between the batteries so the tie downs wouldn't squeeze them together.

Pics of what I have...& don't have!
Why do some pics auto-rotate?

Go to Harbor Freight, they have a package with 2 or 4 ties downs that will work for you. You can cut them to length.
__________________
X2019 Chevy express 2500 Van Coversion. 2017 Jayco 23MRB: 26' total and Glacier Package. 2 Renogy solar panels. Married 45 years. Aki the "mutt," 13 years old "Excited to learn new things everyday and humbled by those who offer to help."
travelingjw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2017, 01:19 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Arizona
Posts: 2,209
I pitched those web straps in the trash and made my own out of steel strap. Also so added battery boxes.Thanks
bdreinv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2017, 03:52 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Manchester Center
Posts: 1,145
What you should have



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
RVermont is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2017, 04:03 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Tumbleweed44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Detroit
Posts: 102
Thanks for the replies. I just wasn't sure what was there in the first place. The slots seem to beg for a flat steel hook...or webbing.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bdreinv View Post
I pitched those web straps in the trash and made my own out of steel strap. Also so added battery boxes.Thanks
Pics of how you used the strap steel, please.
__________________
2015 Seneca 36 FK. Purchased, used, October 7, 2017. Build 5 Console & Diamond Plate steps. Extend-A-Fill extensions. Scan Gauge.
2011 Jeep JK in trailer.
Tumbleweed44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2017, 05:07 PM   #7
Site Team
 
norty1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 16,843
Both my batteries have web straps that have been in place for 6+ years and no indication of corrosion on the straps.
__________________
Moderator
2011 351RLTS Eagle, Mor/Ryde suspension & pin box, Hughes PWD50 Power Watchdog
06 F350 Lariat PSD SRW, LB, CC, EGR delete kit, 16K DrawTite hitch, Timbrens, TST TPMS
2017 GMC Terrain (future TOAD)

Can't find what you're looking on JOF? Try:Jayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search
norty1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2017, 05:47 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 955
Boats use the nylon straps for battery hold down as well, should not be any issues using the nylon straps.
__________________
'08 Greyhawk 31SS Traded in
2018 MR2410RL
Goodyear Endurance
Equalizer WDH
TV 2018 F150 FX4 SC 3.5EB TP/MT
jimp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2017, 05:49 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Tumbleweed44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Detroit
Posts: 102
Thanks for all the help, replies and especially the pic, RVermont. That is what I had pictured in my mind.
I couldn't find any straps with a flat hook so I decided to pad the slot with a small piece of wire loom and double wrap the strap. Heavy Duty, thick straps.
Results seem as good as the factory...for what that's worth! Time will tell.
Attached Thumbnails
My Battery Strap (Small).JPG   Strap & Loom.jpg  
__________________
2015 Seneca 36 FK. Purchased, used, October 7, 2017. Build 5 Console & Diamond Plate steps. Extend-A-Fill extensions. Scan Gauge.
2011 Jeep JK in trailer.
Tumbleweed44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2017, 06:31 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
javamon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Panama City
Posts: 414
Cheap but effective....

This has worked just fine. The end connectors are plastic so they will not rust. Battery acid destroyed the original straps very quickly.
Attached Thumbnails
bungee.jpg  
__________________
Dave
2017 Seneca 37FS
2016 Toyota Highlander
Kar Kaddy SS
javamon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2017, 06:42 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Tumbleweed44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Detroit
Posts: 102
Hmmm. Coming from a Jeeping/Offroad viewpoint, bungee cords as battery tie downs would not fly. Organized events would not allow that, if they checked. I tend to agree.
I was wondering if there was anything I could soak the straps in to balance out the pH of the acid to counteract the acid? Baking Soda solution?
__________________
2015 Seneca 36 FK. Purchased, used, October 7, 2017. Build 5 Console & Diamond Plate steps. Extend-A-Fill extensions. Scan Gauge.
2011 Jeep JK in trailer.
Tumbleweed44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2017, 06:54 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
javamon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Panama City
Posts: 414
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tumbleweed44 View Post
Hmmm. Coming from a Jeeping/Offroad viewpoint, bungee cords as battery tie downs would not fly. Organized events would not allow that, if they checked. I tend to agree.
I was wondering if there was anything I could soak the straps in to balance out the pH of the acid to counteract the acid? Baking Soda solution?
Hmm...haven't tried off-roading in my Seneca.
__________________
Dave
2017 Seneca 37FS
2016 Toyota Highlander
Kar Kaddy SS
javamon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2017, 08:07 PM   #13
Site Team
 
norty1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 16,843
Mt plastic web straps have held up without any damage for 6+ years. My batteries do not overflow.
__________________

__________________
Moderator
2011 351RLTS Eagle, Mor/Ryde suspension & pin box, Hughes PWD50 Power Watchdog
06 F350 Lariat PSD SRW, LB, CC, EGR delete kit, 16K DrawTite hitch, Timbrens, TST TPMS
2017 GMC Terrain (future TOAD)

Can't find what you're looking on JOF? Try:Jayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search
norty1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×