80 series 3rd battery

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 26, 2007 at 19:32
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Evening all,
can anyone tellme if I can fit a 3rd battery into my turbo diesel cruiser engine bay...will a 100 series tray(the one that goes up near the fuel filter) fit?

any info is appreciated...need third battery to give fridge longer running time...
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Reply By: dawesy - Friday, Apr 27, 2007 at 11:22

Friday, Apr 27, 2007 at 11:22
I can't help you with specifics on the 80 I'm afraid, but an alternative is to put it in the car near the fridge. I've done this with my GQ for a couple of trips where I expected to be stationary for 5 days+. I've used to have 8AWG cable from the second batt to the fridge. Have now got 4AWG from second batt to third in the back of the wagon, then 8AWG to the fridge and a ciggi socket for lights etc. Compressor is going back there soon.

I mounted mine into onto the base of my home built _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx with a marine battery mount so it's very solid. You can also get a marine battery box so that it is fully enclosed if you prefer.

So far has worked very well for me. I have a permanently mountend temp/voltage gauge at the back as well to keep an eye on it. About the only issue I have is the bleep y 55A alternator, which appears to be dying anyway, struggles to charge them all up when the batts are really low. A few hours driving gets them up though.
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