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I have now received the report from AutoSleepers. As l had begun to suspect, they have done a very long convoluted job. This, they say, was in order not to invalidate the manufacturers warranty by interfering with the original wiring. They say they have in fact run cables in split, convoluted trunking from the leisure battery near the rear of the MH to the vehicle battery in the engine compartment.

I do feel they were being overly pedantic about this and it would have been nice to be consulted about my feelings on the subject.

At least, l know now though that its not a plain and simple ripoff although l'm still annoyed at being charged so much more than the quoted price.

I'd be interested to hear your views on whether this was necessary.
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They say they have in fact run cables in split, convoluted trunking from the leisure battery near the rear of the MH to the vehicle battery in the engine compartment.

I'd be interested to hear your views on whether this was necessary.
I assume that the cable has been run under the floor and cable tied or clipped to the chassis. This makes it a simple and much quicker job as no need to access the interior cable runs of the motorhome, undercupboards etc.
They can say what they like but they took 3 times as long as Vanbitz or Solar Solutions do.

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They have totally defeated the simplicity of the fitting instructions. I don't think any alteration to a vehicles wiring is called for? just piggyback connections.

I believe for such as my Autocruise it could be installed behind my hab control panel and connected to both sides of my battery selector switch and a common negative or adjacent to the alternator after establishing which wires run to each battery and probably the simpler option.

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I was very fortunate to win a BM from Eddie VanBitz and with the help of the enclosed wiring diagram managed to fit mine in 30 mins. a quick call too Eddie's guys too confirm the testing procedure all was done correctly and I was very pleased with the job.

I cannot think why it took a qualified fitter so long to do such (too them) a simple wiring job.

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Battery Master fitting only

I was sad to see the comments about Marquis.
When I owned a troublesome Berkshire, I found that they could not be more helpful.
My dealings were with Marquis Berkshire in Chieveley. Richard Morse and his team bent over backwards to try and solve my problems.
It was the product that was at fault, not the dealer.
From my personal experiencs I would be happy to recommend them to anyone.

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