Finding Leisure Battery

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  1. ROB1CHELSEA1

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    I've been looking for our leisure battery ever since we bought the van and cannot find it anywhere:Doh:its not in the cab area that im sure of having looked 100 times and not under the bench seats which only houses the water pump and under the other bench seat is the heater hot air blower thingy, surely we have one or do we???

    Any help on location please:thumb:


    Rob & Jane
     
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    Sometimes under bonnet?
     
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    Had a look there and there is a battery and its bigger than the one in my car 2.5 sport jag, could this battery run the engine and the electrics fridge ect?
     
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    No, you will definitely have a leisure bettery, mine is under the floor outside , below the passenger seat! So they are in strange places lol!
    Have you looked under the passenger seat? inside the van i mean?
     
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    Having looked everywhere on the internet im now thinking its under the carpet somewhere in a compartment between the bench seats, trouble is the carpet is fitted and not with the normal poppers?
     
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    Now thinking unscrew passenger seat to see if its under there:thumb:
     
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    Try looking underneath your van, if the battery is below the floor somewhere
    you will have a pretty obvious battery shaped and sized box sticking down
    underneath. You should then be able to locate how to access it from on top.

    regards
    Steve:thumb:
     
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    If it's a ducato type van it's usually under the passenger seat. If you slide the seat forward you should be able to see it through a big hole inthe top of the seat base from the back. Or the black plastic front cover should just pull off.
     
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    Hi

    Try here

    http://www.swiftgroup.co.uk/motorhomes/handbooks

    or try contacting Swift direct

    http://www.swift-talk.co.uk/

    Hope that helps
     
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    Just had a new Ducato and the leisure battery is under the carpet/rubber mat in the passenger footwell... try that if you have a Ducato?
     
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    in most of the new ducatos the engine battery is under a hatch in the cab floor and the leisure battery is under one of the seats.

    but as with most things motorhome it could be anywhere i have even seen them in the bottom of the wardrobe and under the fridge. the only thing for certain is it will either be on the floor or fitted through it.
     
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    This is the engine battery and not the leisure, the battery as stated could be anywhere hence the advice to ask the makers.

    If you can find your charging unit and are then able to follow the wires it may well lead you to the leisure battery.
     
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    Still reckon its under the seat!!
     
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    :thumb:Found it:thumb:

    it was behind me:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    under the seat that makes the bed up but under a secret panel with a sticker on it saying AUXILLARY BATTERY:Doh:THANKS EVERYONE:thumb:

     
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    Ahah !!! it was the sticker that had you fooled then yes ! ? !!
     
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