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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 16-06-2020, 13:32 Thread Starter
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Access leisure battery

I have a globecar scout reg 13 . the leisure battery is under the drivers seat. How do I access the batteries. I assume i need to remove the front seat and lift from the top ???I want to replace with AGM batteries . Do i need to change any settings on the Transformer/rectifier??
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 16-06-2020, 23:03
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Not sure if it's the same setup but my previous MH on a Ford base had the engine battery under the driver's seat which was on a swivel. Yes, you'd to take the seat out the way. It wasn't me doing it TG because the seat was pretty heavy n plenty awkward.

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Our Swift Kontiki has the LB under the driver's seat (I now have a matched pair, one under each seat in the front).

To access it, the driver's seat MUST be totally removed, that involves various stages such as ensuring the batteries (leisure and vehicle ) are disconnected so that no short can result,nthere is NOT much free space and using metal tools near the terminals is potentially risky.

Once the batteries are disconnected, the seat can be removed but the handbrake must be fully detached first.

The seat is heavy, it is secured by four bolts that MUST be tightened to the correct torque figure for safety.. The space for a replacement battery is very tight, so great care must be taken to ensure that the new battery is no taller than the currently fitted one. Replacing the seat also requires great care as it is so heavy and space is tight.

So, choose carefully and proceed with great caution making sure that you know the correct torque values for YOUR vehicle.

I hope that helps identify potential difficulties that MUST be overcome.

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In reply to your other question, yes you will need to ensure the charger setting is correct for your chosen replacement battery.


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