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StirCrazy

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Posted: 12/19/19 06:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi, I just purchased a 1991 Slumber queen 100WS that's in great shape on the interior and outside. I do have to take out the furnace and replace the sail switch and figure out why the fridge isnt getting power or why the battery isnt charging.

It has an old power centre with glass fuses and a master reset push button, so I am looking at upgrading that to a new style with a proper charger and adding a couple 6v batteries and solar to it. question is how to people mount better batteries in these older campers?

It does have a little door on the front side of the base that would allow me to reach into the drivers side area of the box in front of the wheel well so building a rack that I can put them in before the camper goes in is the only thing I have figured out so far.

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Reaching is one thing but ventilation is another. Is it ventilated? I wouldn’t guess...be sure. If so and you remember to disconnect, you are good to go. No space under the hood?


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Posted: 12/20/19 06:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Congrats on the purchase. As far as storing extra batteries, are there drawers or storage under the dinette? Maybe you could remove a drawer and install a battery box where the drawer used to be?

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question is how to people mount better batteries in these older campers?


In the wheel wells... I have one extra group 27 and 24 battery in each of the front wheel wells(because that is what I had here without buying more)...I am also probably going to put two 6 volts in the easiest access front wheel well as there is room for two in the one..


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Posted: 12/22/19 08:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jaycocreek wrote:



In the wheel wells...


Thank you.

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That's one of the advantages of the older truck campers.. In my smaller 8.5 Lance I had access in the rear to the whole one side of the two wheel wells...I could put a bunch of stuff in there including long stuff like shovels and axes...

Now on this one, I only have access from the inside to three wheel wells but they do come in handy especially for batteries..

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jaycocreek wrote:


Now on this one, I only have access from the inside to three wheel wells but they do come in handy especially for batteries..


Never thought about putting a 2nd battery there. Mine is directly above the left wheel well space. I'll figure a good way to connect the two.

I put my tow chain, recovery strap and jumper cables in mine.

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Lwiddis wrote:

Reaching is one thing but ventilation is another. Is it ventilated? I wouldn’t guess...be sure. If so and you remember to disconnect, you are good to go. No space under the hood?


oh ya its the truck box so ya it is ventilated.

How ever I have decided to put them somewhere else. I can fit two 6v 250AH batteries in one of the outside storage compartments and still have a little room for storing other things.

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I can put one on the left and the second behind the pipe to the right. I will only have about 5" of space above the batteries so I will buy a watering system so I don't have to try get a turkey baster in there and see how full they are.

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now that I have figured out how to add pictures I figured I should add a few to this post.

one of these is from the yard where I bought it from, the other two are at home. I have a bit of calking to do when it warms up, pretty minor for its age.

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I did manage to get all the appliances working good, was worried about the furnace and hot water heater for a bit, turns out all they needed was about an hour worth of cleaning with compressed air on the combustion chamber side. lots of **** was blown out.


I took out all the old lights
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and replaced them with led fixtures
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over the next could days this power centre will be removed
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and replaced with a PD4045KV

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Posted: 01/23/20 09:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your camper looks nice and so do the upgrades.

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