Replacing leisure battery (under seat)

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  1. Letsgetaway

    Letsgetaway Read Only Funster

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    Hi

    As title suggests we need to replace our leisure battery even though the camper's new - we're not going to drive a 200mile round trip again just for this. So the dealers are going to pay for a new one (sorced locallly to us) and I'm going to fit it.
    Am I missimg something or does the seat have to come out, it seems like a lot of work just to replace the battery.:RollEyes: I've taken the plastis covers off the front and back but there's no way the battery is going to fit through the gap!
    Does the swivel seat need to come out and is there anything I need to watch out for e.g. the seat belt pre-tensioner?:Smile:

    Many thanks
     
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    Yup, just take the seat out.. It is really easy to do and requires little in the way of tools ( or patience :Smile: )

    Ands of course once it is out the replacement of the battery is nice and easy too :thumb:
     
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    Thanks Jaws all i needed to know:thumb:
     
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    I had the same doubts a few months ago when I needed to check the battery on our van (previous one had a nice, separate, battery locker).

    It turned out to be really easy, just four bolts to take out with a hex key. The seat isn't all that heavy to lift either.
     
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    You will probably need a torque screwdriver-type bit to take the seat out. Don't be tempted to use a hex key as you may burr the bolt heads. Then you would be cross!
     
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  7. Jaws

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    Snap ! Good to know there are other ex truck tecs out there.. Did it for several years ( TCM's, Boss, and Lancing Bagnells mainly..) I was one of the sad buggers who had to go and do a full four day course on battery charging..( even though the guv'nor knew full well my background :Doh: )

    I was a bit miffed to be honest and ended up teaching the bloody teacher a thing or too ( in private as I did not wanna embarrass the poor bugger.. He knew the basics but once it all got a bit esoteric at question time he soon got bogged down. )

    Battery and battery charging is actually a fascinating subject and when you really start digging into plate thickness agin airspace, electrolytic etc etc the math gets bloody complex to say the least
     
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