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Old 01-13-2007, 12:03 PM   #29
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That looks like a good setup - can you tell more about:
1) What did you do with the battery cables to make them reach?
2) How did you fabricate that mounting bracket, and any photos?
3) The cover - any more details, or photos?

I never saw a battery like that but it is exactly what is needed for more capacity, permanently mounted - go taller, not wider!

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Hi RDM16CCD,

Here is the link to the current battery manufacturer. Douglas was bought out by East Penn Manufacturing. This is the Deka line:

http://www.eastpenn-deka.com/assets/base/scrubber.pdf

The 9C12 with 228 Ah is a monster!

1. The fabicator just spliced in some longer terminal leads to reach the battery.

2. Get some cardboard or foamcore board and make a mock-up baseplate that fits precisely in the space between the gas cover and jack and rests on the tongue rails. Place battery footprint in the center of the baseplate. Size baseplate to leave about a 1 1/2" to 2" front and back for clearance between the gas bottle cover and jack plate. This will give the fabricator something to work from. I also did an engineering drawing to go with it. You can PM me for that, but it may be a little different for the 16'. He can weld in the L-iron stiffeners and threaded rods for the holdown.

3. The fabricator carefully tack welded aluminum to fit the bracket. Like I said, I had to spruce it up by polishing and adding trim. The aluminum trim and rivets are from Lowes or Home Depot. The International Medallion was from Airstream via my local dealer.

All the photos that I have are posted on my photo page under RSEAGLE.

Hope this helps.
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Old 01-13-2007, 12:54 PM   #30
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I guess if price is no object, the $3,898 cost for the SFC A50 and the $79 per 4-Pack of Fuel Cells and the $25 Hazardous Material Shipping Charge wouldn't bother me.

Smart Fuel Cell - POWERS YOUR INDEPENDENCE

I'll guess I'll have to stick with my Honda generator for now.
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Yeah, it doesn't come cheap.. although it does come cheaper then that.
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The EFOY 600 (25W) is $2600. EFOY 1200 (50W) is $3900. EFOY 1600 (65W) is $4500.

10L of ULTRA PURE methanol fuel is $29.
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Will the 2 6V golf cart batteries fit in the battery box on a 19ft Bambi? Sure doesn't look like it.

Replace the 2 group 24 batteries that come with it with the golf car batteries would require replacing the battery box, from photos below, not sure if there is room?

Group 24 batteries: 10.87 X 6.58 X 9.97
Golf Car Batteries: 10.37 X 7.13 X 11.57

Swapping batteries would add a total of 16lbs to the tongue weight

Has anyone done this mod on a Bambi?



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Will the 2 6V golf cart batteries fit in the battery box on a 19ft Bambi? Sure doesn't look like it.

Replace the 2 group 24 batteries that come with it with the golf car batteries would require replacing the battery box, from photos below, not sure if there is room?

Group 24 batteries: 10.87 X 6.58 X 9.97
Golf Car Batteries: 10.37 X 7.13 X 11.57

Swapping batteries would add a total of 16lbs to the tongue weight

Has anyone done this mod on a Bambi?


Did it! First, remove the hatch and place the 6VDC golf cart batteries in the box. Give yourself enough room for the cables and use some wood to see what height for the riser you will need. Then have a welder fab the riser from aluminum 'C' channel, rivet it on, spray to match and re-rivet the hatch back on. DONE DEAL! Now, 2 Lifeline 6VDC golf cart batteries.
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