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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 25-04-2014, 11:04 Thread Starter
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Leisure battery

I am the proud owner of a Lunar Roadstar 786. The leisure battery is situated under the driver's seat and I cannot access it to attach a solar panel and am wondering what to do - there will also come a time when it will need to be replaced but how can I do this.
Thanks for your help, in anticipation!
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Take the seat out - it's probably only four bolts.

Be careful though, it is heavier than you expect!

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The seat will be attached to runners so you can adjust it backwards and forwards. These runners are normally attached to the box that the battery is secured in.
Have a look into the runners and you should see the securing bolts, as Zebedee says normally 4 bolts, these are all that normally secures the seat. Little bit fiddly when replacing the seat after working on the battery but can be done.

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Yes, I have just replaced my main leisure battery under the drivers seat (LHD). As has been said the runners are held in by 4 'Alen' screws. A right pain but after doing it a couple of times and trapping fingers, it becomes easier.
Suggest you put a maintenance free battery in there next.


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The other thing to be aware of is that there are specific torque settings for the four retaining bolts - it is important to ascertain these and use them when you replace the seat in order to ensure that the seat is correctly attached.....

I found out ours direct from Swift when I needed the figures, but obviously Swift figures will not necessarily be the same for the Lunar Roadstar......

I hope that someone on here already knows those figures (perhaps a dealer or someone who has had the same vehicle) and can help you out.

The thought of the seat not being correctly tightened is not pleasant and if you overtighten it is possible to damage the bolts and weaken them - which I suspect would be as bad, if not worse, than under-tightening them to start with.....

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Just a tip if you are doing it yourself.
Undo the back pair of bolts first, then slide seat back and do the front. reverse on the putting seat back on. If you undo the front bolts first the seat keeps on trying to tip over backwards as you try to undo the back bolts.

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What is the base vehicle, My seat has 6 bolts, 2 front 4 rear, handbrake bracket is attached to the drivers seat 3 bolts.
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leisure Batteries

I also am the proud owner of a Lunar Roadstar 786. The previouse owner also got fed up with the battery under the seat so The leisure Battery has been moved to under the off side bench seat behind the driver and has had two batteries in boxes put in its place with all the vent pipes and wiring extended. I have just been re doing the wiring to tidy it up. I am in the process of fixing all the broken and tatty bits and learning a lot about how it was put (or not put) together.
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