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Old 06-10-2012, 02:52 PM   #1
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Adding a 2nd battery to the 2007 16' model

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I'd like to add a 2nd battery for the extra capacity. Anyone have ideas on how and where I could add it?

I was thinking of building or buying a box that could accommodate 2 in the same location as the current battery.

It seems the 16' is the only model that comes with a single 12V battery that sits in a plastic box on the A-Frame close to the hitch. Looking at specs and pictures, it seems other AS models have a large compartment closest to the exterior wall of the trailer with enough room for 2 batteries. On the 16', that space contains the LP tanks.

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Old 06-10-2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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If your battery is up front it can be done without adding wire. I moved mine 1 from the back. Built a box for two and put it right behind the jack stand up front.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:15 PM   #3
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I've got a 22' sport and have two where the original battery went. I turned the plastic box sideways and added a second next to it. Both are bolted down to the original angles, with blocking between the angles to support the batteries. The propane holder had to move forward about an inch to give the boxes the room to fit sideways. Only new wiring needed was that between the two batteries. The total cost was not much more than the cost of the second battery.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:21 PM   #4
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An alternate to the two plastic boxes that I've been eyeing is this box:

Dual Battery Box

But I have held back because I am not sure if this would fit without shifting the propane further forward, I am afraid that the lid would interfere with the front of the shell in the space I have behind the propane tanks now.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:04 PM   #5
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You could do what I did......
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f345...ons-89021.html
I went from 80 Amp hours capacity (at a 20 hour discharge rate) to 210!
Now we can go a couple of days before we are at the critical 50% point where you begin to do damage to the batteries.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:35 PM   #6
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On my 2006 22', the battery is located behind the propane tanks cover, at which point the frame is wide enough to put two batteries if wanted. I don't know if this was an alteration or if that's the way it was built...
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:37 PM   #8
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[QUOTE=etobolski;1159855]An alternate to the two plastic boxes that I've been eyeing is this box:

Dual Battery Box

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That is a nice looking box. Since I'd have to place it at the front end of the A-frame, behind the electric trailer lift, could I bolt directly to the Frame or would I still need to build out a bracket frame, like Bruce mentions in the next post?
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:29 PM   #9
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I built one for mine (well my neighbor did, he is a retired machinist) I put two self tapping bolts down through the top of the frame to hold it in place. Never a problem.. You can see it towards the bottom of the page here.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f327...r-44644-6.html
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