Rv battery

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  1. delbert

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    Battery has died on the RV (Damon Daybreak) its an AC Delco 78-7YR with side connections, cold cranking 690 AMPS, any ideas where to find one, searched the net with no luck as yet, rang Duncan but his phone is on voice mail, I have sent him a mail, also mailed Van Bitz, thought about installing a post battery but the cables only just reach the existing battery and will need renewing, plus it is very tight under the hood need to keep to the same size battery.

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    Hi Derek
    Duncs here at the Peterborough Show, and as ever inundated with work and customers.
    Those numbers I dont recognise as Uk battery part Nos
    There is I suspect little chance of getting a US made battery over here,no one would pay the shipping costs:Doh:
    matching size and cranking amps may be a compramise too:cry:
    Personaly I would change the terminals and go to the nearest uk spec
    your going to need a battery specialist not an accessary shop
    Geo:thumb:
     
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    Hi Derek

    Contact Lincon Batteries, their factory is in Lea-on-Sea nr. Southend Essex, they supply to the public..

    Over the years I have bought several batteries and always been well pleased.

    http://www.lincon.co.uk/
     
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    Hi Derek, you may be able to use an Optima Red Top, Group 34 battery which also has the side terminals. Optimas are more commonly available and I think Martin (PPM) supplies them.
     
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    Hi Gary

    Looked at those haven't got the room to get one in, getting the old one out is hard enough you need to tip it on its side and drag it out as you cant lift it easily, looks like I have found one in Southend at Lincoln battery's, how is Julie and Sam, has Sam had much training as yet, did you go to Karens training camp at Nico's over the weekend.
     
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    Jim

    Thanks for the info went to Lincon Batteries this morning picked up the last battery he had with side mounts, roughly the same size as the existing one, just need to fit it tomorrow, that work thing gets in the way.

    Derek
     
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    Glad your sorted Derek,

    as I said, I've used them several times and you know it's a fresh battery .. hope the price was favorable . :Smile:
     
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    Yes Derek, Sam got back from Belgium late Sunday afternoon absolutely cream crackered. She ate a huge bowl of pasta and slept solidly for thirteen hours! We've been out twice with her other than that and we've still got the Bank Holiday weekend for final practice. She'll be ready.

    Gary
     
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    hi Derek, I don`t if this will help, Our Damon Daybreak has a MARINE/RV.BATTERY. marine cranking 750 amps@32`F. Part NO. SRM-27. You could try a boat centre, at the present time our RV`s in storage,ALL 3 Batteries, on charge in garage, at home. Mother-in law`s, 90, and living with us, she suffering with Dementia. JOHN.
     
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