Battery placement options on a Tambo

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 21:08
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I am picking up a new Tambo Cooper in early September and was wondering where others have mounted their batteries on campers like this. If anyone has any hints or photos, that would be great.
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Reply By: imjames - Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 23:25

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 23:25
Hi there, we also have a Tambo and we have mounted a deep cycle battery on the rear right hand side towards the tail light where you would or could fix a gerry holder. When looking at the rear of the trailer number plate its the right hand side. One thing to be aware though is go for a Gel style battery as the battery will get quite a beating being fixed here. Also would be worthwhile getting yourself a float charger to keep the battery in peak condition. We have a CTEK. Good luck with it all. We got our Tambo in Feb this year and have used it once but plan on doing a 10 week trip with it. regards James
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Reply By: Member - Sigmund (VIC) - Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 12:56

Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 12:56
On mine, on the 'running board' forward of the wheel. For weight dist'n behind would have been better but it wouldn't take 2 96 amp hour batteries.

The guy who did mine got a custom made alloy box to take the two and mounted the charger inside with a 240v weatherproof socket on the rear of the box.

He's a fan of hybrid lead-acid batteries for this kind of application, claiming they're more flexible than other types; he also likes Ozcharge chargers (you have to have a lead-acid charge setting on your charger) as does my local 4wd gear specialist. They're a good deal cheaper than Cteks.

I can't evaluate his claims other than to day that over (only) two short trips and 6 months sitting in the yard (doh) there have been no probs.
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Follow Up By: Member - Sigmund (VIC) - Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 13:00

Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 13:00
Pics here: click me
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Follow Up By: Frothy - Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 20:23

Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 20:23
Thanks for the link to the pics - definitely given me a bit to think aboutfor the next 7 - 8 weeks...
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Reply By: b&g - Friday, Jul 10, 2009 at 18:18

Friday, Jul 10, 2009 at 18:18
Hi i mounted mine on the drivers side at the front level with the box made a bracket it tucks in nicely behined the stone cover and does not limit access to storage box. i have three jerry can holders and a gas botte so all 4 corners are taken up. can email pic's if ya wont. we are off in Jan or Fed for a year or more so lots of planning at the moment .
Cheer's Brett

There's nothing beer cant fix!!!
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