Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-31-2023, 10:15 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 88
Batteries to interior - slideout question

I’m debating upgrading to lithium batteries on my 37L, and ideally putting them under the dinette seating, which is on a slideout. Want to put them inside for temperature purposes to keep them warm when camping in the winter months.

How can I handle the wiring going OUT of the slideout since it will move several feet? Is this a bad idea? What is the best way to do it so that wires will not bind and will not droop when driving down the road?
EricM22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2023, 11:44 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Rustynuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Oregon Coast
Posts: 2,903
The way the slides are built, this would be difficult as you would be dealing with large 4/0 cables, welding cable is pretty flexible but I wouldnít want it flexing in and out constantly. I installed my lithium in the small section in the front of the carpeted area which worked great. I run a small Xtreme bilge heater in this area and in 10 degree weather, this heater ran very little and kept this area 50 degrees which also kept the living area floor warmer. If this heater hadnít worked so well, I had planned to just use the comment method of silicone heating pads or tank heating pads under the batteries and insulating this small area or just use heated batteries. It is very surprising how little heat it takes to keep the front area compartment warm.
Attached Thumbnails
9F54A22D-E60B-4DDA-8410-19AF0418F9FE.jpg   E8C81061-721B-4D63-8003-70415D89E722.jpg   FA7D8BF5-E05A-4DBC-A8BE-96B1C3890EB7.jpg  
__________________
Brian & Jeannie
2018.5 Seneca 37RB with to many mods to list
2015 Jeep JKU Rubicon

Rustynuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2023, 01:19 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 88
What a fantastic idea. Thanks Rusty. Thatís the way Iíll go.
EricM22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2023, 01:57 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Rustynuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Oregon Coast
Posts: 2,903
For me, this area was pretty much a useless space for anything else.
__________________
Brian & Jeannie
2018.5 Seneca 37RB with to many mods to list
2015 Jeep JKU Rubicon

Rustynuts is offline   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 01:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.