Sunday, August 29, 2010

Another RT 170 Battery Install

This is the recent battery installation done by my friend, and blog reader, Al. There are a few things worth noting about this setup that are different than what I did in my install. Like mine, these are AGM batteries that total 220 Amp Hours of capacity. The difference is, his both fit in the one side compartment under the bed instead of putting one there and one in back like my install shown below.

The AGM batteries I installed were from Full River and were group 31, 12 Volt versions. Al found nice sized Lifeline Batteries at 6 Volts. Of course that means wiring them in Series to get them at the correct 12 Volts, but the result is more available space after the install for other things and the exact same capacity battery bank. The difference in price is very small. For anyone considering adding a multi battery bank to their B, I would seriously consider the 6 Volt Lifelines! They save space as well as weight, both of which are a high priority for us Vantramps. Nice job Al!


  1. Hi Mike andHeidi ! Thanks for stopping by. I just posted a new post..hah. I am going t olook at an old VW bus later next week! wish me luck! Hope you are all doing well!

  2. Thanks for the update Pam :) I will head over to your blog and check it out, hope the bus works out for you!


  3. Great photos, MIke. Thanks for including the details about Al's batteries.. This is a great idea to consider when I finally get around to adding second coach battery. Elena