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Old April 4th, 2019, 4:04 AM
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Hello,
I have a second battery here, which I would like to install with disconnect relays under the driver's seat. The battery is about 7 inches high.
Does the battery fit under the driver's seat? What do you all mean?
Unfortunately, because of illness, I can not expand my seat to try or measure it.
Thank you for your answers
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Old April 4th, 2019, 1:09 PM
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Not mine because there's a fusebox there. I have no idea about your van.
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Old April 4th, 2019, 1:12 PM
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Not sure about the Vans but if Chevy ever did put a diesel in it there should be a spot under the hood for dual batteries.
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Old April 4th, 2019, 1:24 PM
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I guess you haven't looked under the hood of a van lately, Irish. You can't fit anything in there.

The factory location for second battery is on the frame rail drivers side.
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Old April 4th, 2019, 1:37 PM
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nope sure havent lol.
so to the OP whats wrong with on the frame ???
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Old April 4th, 2019, 1:53 PM
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Well routing the wires from the outside in can be a lot of work. 7" is a pretty small battery. I would probably put it inside.
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Old April 4th, 2019, 2:00 PM
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what is this batter for anyways? that sounds like a powerwheels battery
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Old April 4th, 2019, 5:38 PM
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Maybe his van actually looks like this:


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Old April 4th, 2019, 7:48 PM
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You cannot install a battery inside the cabin of a vehicle. It needs to be vented outside, and be able to drain if it boils over.
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Old April 4th, 2019, 7:50 PM
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He might be an inch short in his measurement but 7" sounds about right. Batteries come in all shapes and sizes. Personally, I don't know why he is asking us if it will fit under the seat. Surely he has a tape measure? At the same time, I am not really sure we should be mocking unless they really deserve it.

About mounting batteries on the inside, that was exactly the reason why I finally elected NOT to mount two batteries inside and why I became delayed in my new bid to frame mount them. A member here has since instructed me otherwise, but I am more comfortable having them hang underneath. The added expense of cable runs is not pleasing, but I aside from individual component hook-ups, I am lucky as I already have the factory wire left over from the two harnesses I previously bought. I am going to buy one more frame mount, then I will buy two batteries at the same time to ensure they are similiar as possible before pairing them into married service.

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