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Old 11-23-2019, 01:01 PM   #1
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My 2007 jayco featherlite 5th wheel has a battery compartment the holds only 1 battery. Is there any way to open this up to add a second battery to keep them both close to the inverter.
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I read where on owner used the compartment next to the battery compartment to increase the number of batteries. I would like to add more also but not sure I want to make holes in things or loose the storage space, of which there is not much anyway.
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I read where on owner used the compartment next to the battery compartment to increase the number of batteries. I would like to add more also but not sure I want to make holes in things or loose the storage space, of which there is not much anyway.

The problem with that is the compartment needs to be isolated and vented. So some building required. But expanding thevexisting location would require building anyway so may go that route. Just wondering if anyone has expanded the current location.
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The problem with that is the compartment needs to be isolated and vented. So some building required. But expanding thevexisting location would require building anyway so may go that route. Just wondering if anyone has expanded the current location.
Not if you use AGM batteries which is what I have used in my previous rigs. I used 3 12V AGM which gives you about as much as 2 6 volt wetcell, without the venting issue, and the danger of losing one battery and having no 12 volt in the unit.

There is no room to "expand" in mine. One slot sliding tray just wider than the battery itself.
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