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I have a 40' 2006 Fleetwood RevalutionLE with a 400 CAT engine. I seen someone had moved there start batteries to the rear, right next to the engine. Now they can add 2 more batteries to there bank of house batteries.  Has anyone done this and how did you do it? 

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For very high amp draws, shorter cable runs are better.  And, starting a 9 liter diesel certainly qualifies. So, in theory this is a GOOD idea.

You will need a safe, vented new location,preferably clean as well (having them in the path of dirt and water thrown up by rear wheels would not be an advantage). This will change weight distribution, but unless the rear axle is close to its GAWR, this should not be a problem.

You will need new cables from new location to engine-- both positive and ground.

You will need a large-gauge cable from the new location to the battery boost/combine switch.

You will want a connection to a means of charging the new location for the chassis batteries from 120 VAC (or just add a new one).

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