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Old 05-02-2016, 03:39 PM   #15
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Wouldn't it be easier to get a welding shop to have done the work?
Yes it would, but I'm just strange about these things. Suppose also looking for an excuse to try out welding.

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I wouldn't be able to lift a 72lb battery into my A frame box.
Not looking forward to that part. I may wait for my strapping young son to come back home from college this summer.
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Old 05-02-2016, 04:29 PM   #16
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My 2013 25FB Flying Cloud came with three external storage compartments. The biggest one is at the very front. As was said previously, raising the height of the battery box would interfere with the compartment cover.

The other two compartments are one on each side, under the beds.
My 2014 FB international Queen has one external compartment on the awning side.


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Old 05-02-2016, 06:35 PM   #17
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Enlarging my battery box

I used aluminum tubing and flat straps with a diamond plate cover all purchased at Home Depot. Everything is held together with pop rivets including a piano hinge.
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Old 05-02-2016, 06:54 PM   #18
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Battery box mod

Here is a photo of the new box lid.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:15 AM   #19
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Just bought 2 Trojan T-105-RE's for $400 total.
Looks like a very good price, where did you buy them?


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Old 05-03-2016, 09:11 AM   #20
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I used aluminum tubing and flat straps with a diamond plate cover all purchased at Home Depot. Everything is held together with pop rivets including a piano hinge.
One question I have is whether you can open the lid of the battery cover without removing the propane tank cover?


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Old 07-18-2016, 11:12 PM   #21
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I recently completed the same battery exchange on my 2014 27' FC RB Twin. Box had to be modified by 3" in height. And yes we have the large exterior locker up front so modification was made at the bottom of the box. All was handled in 2 days by the Airstream dealer where we purchased and store our unit. $300.
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I finally got around to replacing the 12 volt batteries with two six volt batteries. Got two Trojan T-105's when I was in Los Angeles last weekend. There were a much better price there than at home. These replace the original Airstream Interstate group 24 12 volt batteries. I trimmed the plastic holder at the bottom of the battery box to allow for the slightly wider dimension of these batteries, otherwise it fit perfectly.

The project was not totally simple as I ended up replacing the battery cables with marine type. The other cables had some bad corrosion and they had the wrong terminals, automobile type. I'm happy with the result. Usable amp hours from up from 80 to 112 (total Amp hours of 225). We used to get about three days camping with the original set, this should give us about five. I have a solar setup so doubt I'll ever have a power problem.
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battery box.

I'm looking at a mod on a 99 27' safari. I think I'm going to buy a racing battery box and weld in a new support box. will match the aluminum on the trailer.
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be sure to leave a few holes in the bottom of the tray . water and moisture will get into the box. make it easy for the water to leave.

as well, prime and paint any holes to minimize rust
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