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Old 12-17-2014, 12:29 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Timber Wolf View Post
Whole lotta VW cars with the battery under the seat. I still don't want one in my trailer though. I remember one time when the poorly secured battery in my old VW "Baja Bug" jumped up and shorted against the back seat springs and started a smallish fire. Good times, good times.
Like regular folks car manufactures often learn by their past mistakes as well

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Old 12-17-2014, 12:52 PM   #16
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Audi, VW, Fiat and others put some batteries in the trunk or under the seat. The batteries installed at the factory had a vent tube built in the top of the battery. It was a plastic tube about 3/8 " in diameter that attached to the top of the battery case and exited below the floor. Many of these have been replaced with regular non vented batteries which does present some safety concerns but people do it to save a few dollars or because they are unaware of the difference. All lead acid batteries should be vented in some manner.

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Old 12-17-2014, 07:14 PM   #17
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We have one battery and a 55 watt solar panel we can camp for four weeks or longer with out hooking up, went to LED lights, we only boondock camp.

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