RV batteries stolen. Need help hooking new ones up

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RV batteries stolen. Need help hooking new ones up

Post by austinmao » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:42 am

My RV batteries were stolen in Reno. Any mechanics can help? :*(

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Re: RV batteries stolen. Need help hooking new ones up

Post by sadie » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:04 am

Wow...that really sucks. It saddens me that some people will stoop so low. I can only hope
that it wasn't another burner that took them. I hope you get it figured out and have a
great burn.
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Re: RV batteries stolen. Need help hooking new ones up

Post by Token » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:16 pm

austinmao wrote:My RV batteries were stolen in Reno. Any mechanics can help? :*(

Please text me at
3hree 1ne 0ero 9ine 9ine 7even 2wo 2wo 3hree 3hree
Best bet is to call AAA. Not many folks left on this board.

Look up make and model of RV.

Look up what battery and how many.

Call local auto parts store and locate needed battery.

Lyft or Uber your way there, get battery, get back.

Install or if unable call AAA.

You can do this.

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Re: RV batteries stolen. Need help hooking new ones up

Post by Admiral Fukkit » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:15 pm

There's really no such thing as looking up RV batteries by make and model like normal cars. There are way too many variables.
RV "house" batteries are fairly universal though. Just go buy however many deep-cycle RV/marine batteries it had, slap 'em in and hook them up. Use a tape measure, mark a stick, or whatever and check to see they physically fit - they probably will - and you're good enough to get going.

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Re: RV batteries stolen. Need help hooking new ones up

Post by some seeing eye » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:25 pm

You could post a photo to advisors of the missing battery area, generator, charge controllers, your battery power panel and connections.

If they cut the cables, you/AAA/mechanic will need to replace with the same length, gauge-important, color and ends. You may need to adapt a battery cable to new lugs on the charge controller side. There may also be some battery brackets needed. Then you need to charge the batteries.

Post to the Reno burner FB groups, never know when someone with skills might assist.

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Re: RV batteries stolen. Need help hooking new ones up

Post by Token » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:36 pm

Admiral Fukkit wrote:There's really no such thing as looking up RV batteries by make and model like normal cars.
I was kinda hoping the OP calls the rental place and finds out.

Yeah, measuring the space etc would be just as easy for you or me but we got skills.

I'm also questioning if this is a case where there is some fuse or switch for the house battery the OP missed then concluded theft or if it really is a visually inspected battery removal.

Awful strange to jack a low value item like a battery or two on a BM bound packed RV.

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