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Old 02-23-2017, 03:37 PM   #1
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Hello all, new to the group, just got my 1st Hi-Lo. 1989 voyager 25L. I need to pick it up tomorrow but it does not have a battery. What can I get quickly to get her home and start discovering potential issues?
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Hello all, new to the group, just got my 1st Hi-Lo. 1989 voyager 25L. I need to pick it up tomorrow but it does not have a battery. What can I get quickly to get her home and start discovering potential issues?
Welcome to the forum. You really need to have a battery installed, Marine Deep Cycle type. You need to know what size will fit in the battery box as well. Is in in the raised or lower position? Never tow in the raised position. You can attach jumper cables to the battery cables to operate. I'm taking that you have already bought it and just need to get it home. I'm not sure if you saw the pre buy inspection checklist, but here it is. Good luck!

This is pretty much a prebuy checklist but it should help you out. My VIN and model # were on a decal that was on the forward L/H side which is now black because of the sun. You can look for a VIN stamped on the tongue or sometimes it is inside one of the cabinets. Hi-Lo's are measured from rear bumper to tip of the tongue. Hope this helps you out.

This was taken from NDgent's post here on the forum. It is a great go-by list. You can do a search of thinking about buying and find his post to read it first hand.

Basically, start with the visual items
1. Exterior
Look for water stains and discoloration on inside walls and around ceiling anywhere vents, skylights, windows, etc. exist.
Push and prod with your hand on the inside walls for soft spots (which could indicate a water leak and a damaged or rotten interior wall).
Check for bubbles in the wallpaper (a sign of delimitation or water intrusion)
2. Interior cleanliness of the unit-
Look for water stains and discoloration on inside walls and around ceiling anywhere vents, skylights, windows, etc. exist.
Push and prod with your hand on the inside walls for soft spots (which could indicate a water leak and a damaged or rotten interior wall).
Check for bubbles in the wallpaper (a sign of delimitation or water intrusion)
3. Test appliance functions
lights
fans
refrigerator
air conditioner
heater
water pump
range hood
stovetop
oven (if equipped)
microwave (if equipped)
stereo (if equipped)
4. Lift System-
Does the unit raise and lower properly
Check the lift system for hydraulic leaks (puddle under the trailer)
Check the lift cables to see if they are in good shape and not frayed
Check the seal between the upper and lower body halves for tears or damage
5. fill the tanks to the top and check for leaks
6. Battery
7. Solar Panel (if equipped)
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I did see this! It was a big help. I found this battery on-line: https://www.batteriesplus.com/batter...p-24m/sli24mdc

Will this be OK?
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I did see this! It was a big help. I found this battery on-line: https://www.batteriesplus.com/batter...p-24m/sli24mdc

Will this be OK?
I do believe that the group 24 will fit.
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I did see this! It was a big help. I found this battery on-line: https://www.batteriesplus.com/batter...p-24m/sli24mdc

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It SHOULD fit, but you might find a marine battery in the same size with more capacity than 75Ah at an automotive store like Autozone/Checker, or if you have Costco, their Kirkland batteries are good too.

You might even check Walmart.

Batteries from Batteries Plus tend to be expensive.

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Interstate batteries are good. Our Rv dealer carries these. Had one that wasn't holding a charge after 6months of ownership. No problem getting it exchanged.
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