2nd battery rodeo diesel

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 06, 2002 at 01:00
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Anyone had any luck fitting a battery tray and battery under the bonnet of a turbo diesel rodeo dual cab, generally to run a 12 volt fridge, and as a spare and for 8,000lb winch. Currently running a single Overlander 700CCA battery which is fine, and alternator giving 80 AMPS.
Any ideas appreciated, thanks.
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Reply By: Tim - Thursday, Mar 07, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Mar 07, 2002 at 01:00
I am looking into it also. Go to this site, www.piranhaoffroad.com.au, where they have kits for virtually all 4WD's. Shows photo's of where to position battery, also battery size. A useful starting point, but I am going to talk to my friendly auto electrician first. I know he has helped others wire up a system cheaply and effectively, will let you know.
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Follow Up By: Rodeo Rider - Thursday, Mar 07, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Mar 07, 2002 at 01:00
thanx tim, going for a perve there now.
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Reply By: luke - Sunday, Mar 10, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Mar 10, 2002 at 01:00
rodeo rider i have a second battery installed in my rodeo which was done by arb they have mounted it on the passenger side at the rear of the engine bay but they had to use one of those new oddesy batteries all for about $8oo
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Reply By: martin - Monday, Mar 11, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Mar 11, 2002 at 01:00
rodeo rider i have fitted a 10 inch 80 amp hr second battery. passenger side corner next to the fire wall. the aircon pipe can be gently bent to give enough room also rotate the deisel primer/filter 90 deg part of the bracket may have
to be cut.did this my self sounds cheap and nasty
but i am very fussy with the mechanics of my vehicle battery,leads,batterytray,manual isolater
cost $350
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Follow Up By: Rodeo Rider - Monday, Mar 11, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Mar 11, 2002 at 01:00
thanx martin and luke, will look at that area, but it does have my glind hot water shower set up there, guess the wife really doesn't need the shower..wonder what it will cost me to trade that off...rodeo rider
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Reply By: Geoff - Sunday, Apr 07, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Apr 07, 2002 at 00:00
Martin is spot on. I did the same with a slightly smaller battery, around a 65 amp/hr battery, and to date has been working great. Passenger side location rework varies with the model Redeo that you have. The only part that I reworked was the aircon pipe which I couldn't bend enough, so I had to redo the pipe. I've used a fridge/freezer & ran lights from same on over nights camps without any dramas. The battery isolation solenoid is the essential bit. Also as martin mentioned the cost is a whole lot cheaper doing it yourself then these bought jobs. Doesn't really take that much. I'm also interested about your shower. My missus would love that idea & it might stop some of her whinging when we camp in the scrub next time.
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