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I finally have time to think about fitting an Aux battery to the 110 to run the fridge and other bits when camping.

The most useful/easy place to mount this will be on top of the wheel boxes in the back of the 110 - I can setup a seperate fusebox etc here easily. What do I need to bear in mind with regards to the battery if I am mounting and charging it inside the cabin? I have a normal lead acid battery that will fit in the space (I know its not ideal in terms of a 'leisure battery') but can I use this or will I have to vent it somehow?

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Isn't there enough room in your battery box for a second battery? This is surely the ideal place as it's already vented,

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The battery in there at the moment is rather large and Its got an amp in it and a small extra fusebox for additions like the electric lift pump i have fitted. I'd rather not move all of that if possible as it works (plus, because I have RRC seats fitted, it isnt the easiest space to access quickly).

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You can buy plastic battery boxes from caravan shops, probably worth putting it in something just to reduce risk from exposed terminals, could always drill a hole through the bottom and wheelbox  to vent off any gas, though defenders are usually pretty ventilated anyway...

A regular starting battery isn't ideal for using as an aux battery, but as you have it anyway you might as well use it till it gives up.

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