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Old 10-11-2014, 08:46 AM   #15
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I just did exactly what Lester described on our FB 27. Only difference is I cut the little lip off with a $35 dremel instead of an angle grinder. Our trailer is in the US and my workshop is 600 miles south of Florida, and I just didn't want to own another grinder that stored in the trailer. Dremels are small, versatile, and inexpensive. Only took me a few minutes with the reinforced cut-off wheels, and is a much more precise cut. I also Bought a pop rivet tool to re attach the battery box lid, but next time I have to remove those batteries I will replace the aluminum rivets with something threaded.
Considered cutting the hinge with the lip, but decided the hinge would work better if IKept it intact. It could be replaced with a couple of individual hinges, too.
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Dremels are a very useful tool. I prefer the 12v Milwaukee version as I have many of their other tools.

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Old 10-12-2014, 08:57 PM   #17
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Subfaf1, no the lid does not have to be removed. I cut maybe a half inch off the edge that the rivets go thru for mounting. Doing so allow it to hinge just fine. However the latch does not work without modifications. But this has not been an issue.
I will see if I can get a few photos this week and post them.
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Here are some photos..... one at a time...
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Old 10-12-2014, 08:59 PM   #19
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Old 10-12-2014, 09:05 PM   #20
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Photo #5

I could not get enough room by removing the plastic tray at the bottom of the box. So either the Trojans are bigger that the Lifeline or their box was bigger.
Adding the 2" rectangler tubing just gave me enough room/height.
With all the pieces needing cut/trimmed, I just used a circular saw.
Hope this helps.
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Old 10-12-2014, 09:09 PM   #21
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I appreciate the effort Diego but, I can't see the photos you uploaded?
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:20 AM   #22
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I appreciate the effort Diego but, I can't see the photos you uploaded?
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I need to make a correction. I posted that I put 2 grp24 batteries in, when I should have said Grp 24 batteries. In doing a little research it does look like even though a battery may be a Grp 27 battery, its' dimensions may vary from another battery in the same group or the group dimensions. Likewise the specs for storage between batteries in the Group may vary considerably.
The Trojans I installed were Group 27 model J250P. Here is a link to the spec sheet... http://www.trojanbattery.com/pdf/dat...ata_Sheets.pdf
Without extending the height of the battery box, they would never fit.
This is the end of my first season with these batteries and I am pleased. But it is early to offer a meaningful eval. Should my opinion change I will update.
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I need to make a correction. I posted that I put 2 grp24 batteries in, when I should have said Grp 24 batteries. In doing a little research it does look like even though a battery may be a Grp 27 battery, its' dimensions may vary from another battery in the same group or the group dimensions. Likewise the specs for storage between batteries in the Group may vary considerably.
The Trojans I installed were Group 27 model J250P. Here is a link to the spec sheet... http://www.trojanbattery.com/pdf/dat...ata_Sheets.pdf
Without extending the height of the battery box, they would never fit.
This is the end of my first season with these batteries and I am pleased. But it is early to offer a meaningful eval. Should my opinion change I will update.
Interesting! Lifeline GPL-27T 100 amp hour batteries (group 27-12VDC) WILL fit into your battery box with a slight bit off the lip.

The battery you described in the link is a 6VDC - 250 amp/hour golf cart battery.'6 VOLT DEEP CYCLE BATTERY - with T2 TECHNOLOGY' Most group 27 batteries I have encountered are 12VDC at 100 amp/hour capacity.
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:24 AM   #25
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Interesting! Lifeline GPL-27T 100 amp hour batteries (group 27-12VDC) WILL fit into your battery box with a slight bit off the lip.

The battery you described in the link is a 6VDC - 250 amp/hour golf cart battery.'6 VOLT DEEP CYCLE BATTERY - with T2 TECHNOLOGY' Most group 27 batteries I have encountered are 12VDC at 100 amp/hour capacity.
I wanted all the storage I could get, so the 6volt with these batteries gave me at least 25% more than the other options I could find. Note that on some trailers the tongue weight is important and these are heavy batteries.... I believe they added about 70lbs over the batteries that came with the trailer.
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