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Old 11-17-2013, 06:56 AM   #11
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I wears told that batteries no longer go inside the dinette bench. They will be put in a box on the tongue if there is no storage box .
I was hoping that was the case. That is the set up on my old trailer, and could not see a reason for not having it outside, especially with having to vent it in some way. Thanks for the info.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:35 AM   #12
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The nice thing about Escape is they will do things you want, if you want the battery in or out, they will accommodate your wishes. Do not try this with Airstream.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:55 AM   #13
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I'll emphasize what Jim said and urge you to take advantage of it. Don't ask "what does Escape normally do in situation X?" Rather, ask yourself if you have a preference, and if you do then tell Escape how you'd like it. If they can, they will accommodate.

These threads are excellent for acquiring the information you need to decide what you care about and what concerns you have. But to answer the question "does Escape do it my way, or the wrong way? ( ), you really need to ask Escape. The folks here are generally helpful, smart and knowledgeable, but Escape makes changes regularly so the folks here are not, and can not be, absolutely up-to-date.

Take advantage of Escape's excellent customer service.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:42 AM   #14
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Must be standard now... Never gave it a thought. We took delivery this past September. Twin 6's were on the tongue behind the twin tanks.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:17 PM   #15
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Well, that answers what is standard then. And, someone mentioned that Reace does not like to put them under the dinette seat anymore, but not certain why, as there seems to be more weight on the other (drivers) side. I am sure he has a good reason.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:33 PM   #16
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It was something that I wasn't sure about and wondered if I had to remember to request. Guess I don't.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:17 PM   #17
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... could not see a reason for not having it outside, especially with having to vent it in some way.
Outside is easier for maintenance and venting. Even one battery is a pretty significant mass, so its location matters to trailer balance and stability. The Escape models vary in proportions so may have different limitations on battery location; for example, the 17 body is proportionately very long in front, so the battery normally goes on the rear bumper for balance. Owners have different tow vehicles, and so have different limitations and preferences for tongue weight; this can drive the preferred location as well.

For sheer convenience, using tongue space for readily accessible storage of stuff used outside (wheel chocks, etc) and stuffing the battery inside where it gets checked a couple times a year may make more sense than the other way around.

In a box on the tongue is the classic travel battery location, but other locations are valid in specific situations.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:20 PM   #18
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I tried to fit a hard cover on my bottles, but it was too tight dropped between the frame like they are.
Thanks Jim - I thought that might be the issue with the fore-and-aft placement (which I think is slick otherwise).
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