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Old 09-29-2014, 01:24 PM   #1
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We just bought a new Jayco Sport 10sd (2015). It has battery wires in the front next to the propane tank and we bought the appropriate battery (27). How do I secure it? Do I buy a battery box and drill holes in the metal to secure it? Is there any other way? Sorry, we are very new at this and not all that handy =) Thank you!!

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Old 09-29-2014, 01:25 PM   #2
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get a battery box and bolt it to the trailer

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...tery-box/52134
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:20 PM   #3
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I am guessing you have two pieces of angle iron either behind or in front of your propane tank that looks similar to this:


Get a box like nbhybrid mentiioned above and you can run soem self tapping screws through the box into the angle iron.
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:27 PM   #4
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actually it will be beside his propane tank

it is a popup..the tank and battery will sit side by side as the lift mech is ahead
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:29 PM   #5
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I have to ask though.....where is your dealer in all of this???


I am assuming your pup does not have the optional braking system since your dealer is kind of obligated to make sure your breakaway system is working.

If you do not have brakes or a breakaway system what are your plans for camping? Do you need a battery?

if dry camping a group27 starting battery will not provide much power for long
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:44 PM   #6
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actually it will be beside his propane tank

it is a popup..the tank and battery will sit side by side as the lift mech is ahead
Good catch. Been a while since I had a pop-up. I'm surprised the dealer doesn't install a battery. Of course with what they would charge you would be better off doing it yourself.
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:15 PM   #7
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I am surprised how the dealer would let you off the lot without a battery for the brakes. My dealer had a full propane tank and battery with box as part of my pick up. I will check the invoice again, but I don't think it was a shocking cost.
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I am surprised how the dealer would let you off the lot without a battery for the brakes. My dealer had a full propane tank and battery with box as part of my pick up. I will check the invoice again, but I don't think it was a shocking cost.

you don't need a battery for the brakes only for the break-away switch and I am thinking it doesn't even have one as it is likely under the limit.

maybe the OP can comment. If they don't have a break away I personally would pass on the battery all together
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My 10 came with elect brakes but maybe that was a package. They Jayco site states at least the propane bottle is included as standard equipment
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My 10 came with elect brakes but maybe that was a package. They Jayco site states at least the propane bottle is included as standard equipment
they do come with brakes and most I have seen have them. I am sure the OP's does as well but you do not need a battery for them
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