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Dual Battery setup

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Kmacafee, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Nov 15, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    Kmacafee

    Kmacafee [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Greetings

    I have a 2011 Access Cab and have installed a National Luna Fridge and battery pack in the rear jump seat. To free up space, I want to move the battery pack into the bed. The wiring is pretty straight forward but I was wondering if anyone has done this, and, if so, where did they route the wiring through the bed?

    I have spent some time underneath the truck and cannot find any obvious places. Before I drill any holes, I wanted to see what others had done.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Cheers

    Kevin
     
  2. Feb 7, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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    Orbit

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    hey Kevin,

    I came across this post while I was searching for information on the same issue -- for space issues planning to put a NL Battery Pack at the front end of the bed, fridge back at the tailgate. What did you end up with on your set-up, any insights?

    Thanks,

    colin
     
  3. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:56 AM
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    Kmacafee

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    Colin -- I ended up leaving the fridge and battery in the rear of the cab. Moving it would have required me to modify the sleeping/storage platform I have in the bed. It works so well now I decided to leave it.

    Cheers

    Kevin
     
  4. Feb 8, 2012 at 7:00 AM
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    ruggedT

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    I put mine in my truck box, not sure about a 2011 but in my 06 I have room by the intake. Had also thought about putting it under my bed as well...
     
  5. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:39 AM
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    Some tips:
    1. Use a AGM or Gel Cell Deep Cycle VRLA Battery, if you install it in the cab for safety.
    2. If you drill, use a grommet in the hose and wire loom to protect the hot cable from vibration and properly size and fuse the wiring for safety.
    3. Isolate the deep cycle battery from the starting battery to prevent discharging it.

    For more information, please see Sections 7.1.9 and 8.2 in the Car and Deep Cycle Battery FAQ on www.batteryfaq.org.
     
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