I @@@@%%$ when I saw the cost of those hold downs ($18.50/ea at my dealer). I went to home depot and bought plumbing strapping and looped it through the plastic slot in the battery and screwed it down on the threaded bar with a nut and washers, has worked great so far.
1. Standard battery hold down bolts and brackets are available at many places, may need to modify. That is what I did as the OEM hold down strap and brackets were eaten away in time.
2. Place a board under the battery. It soakes up any acid and it evaporates without damage to the board or metal bracket.
3. Place the right diameter vynl tubing over the battery hold down bolt threads. The plastic tubing will prevent the threads from oxidizing.
4. Don't overfill the battery as acid will come out and corrode everything.
My job took me to the San Fernando Valley today in Southern Cal. While there, I stopped in at Niel’s RV in North Hills, where I originally bought my coach. I told the parts manager what I was looking for. He knew immediately what I was talking about and said he had plenty of the battery brackets in stock. He said the brackets are still manufactured by Fleetwood. They are part no. 090095.
The brackets are $6.85 each and are beefier than the original ones. The manager said Fleetwood wants a fortune for the threaded rods and suggested I make my own...they seem simple enough to make. Mine have some surface rust only, so I think I’ll just clean them up a little and throw some Rust-Oleum on them. The top brackets are my main complaint. As you can see by the photos in my OP, they are corroded away.
If anyone needs any of these brackets, I highly recommend Niel’s RV. Their phone number is 818-891-2166. Ask for Mario.
My wife does all the driving - I just hold the steering wheel...
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