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Old 06-15-2008, 09:47 AM   #1
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Battery boxes and mounting

I just ordered to Lifeline GPL-4CT 6 volt batteries to install on my 2005 22 foot safari. I've been looking for a battery box for this, but can't seem to find one locally. I've looked online, and been shocked by the price ($100) for a plastic box. My bigger concern, however, is that the outside dimensions of the box seem to be too large to mount in the space between my propane tanks and my front power jack. Any recommendations on the specific battery box and mounting ideas would be appreciated. Thanks for your help.

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Old 06-15-2008, 01:03 PM   #2
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Yes, those rotary molded battery boxes aren't cheap...you might look into using a rotary molded water tank in the size you need and make it into a 'battery box' - they are more compact and might fit in your space.

One comment...after installing your batteries, make sure that they are braced inside so that they don't move around when you're on the road. It doesn't take much to abrade a hole in a battery case if there is constant movement...and if a couple of stones get inside, it'll happen before you know it...those are expensive batteries, protect them. I have even used that spray foam you buy in a can to secure batteries inside a box, works great, and can be scraped out when it's time to replace.
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I have nearly the same problem with my 1960 safari. I am thinking of moving the LP tanks closer to the front, and putting a battery box behind them. I like those boxes shown in the link that Aerowood sent. I guess these boxes would need some sort of steel frame to sit in.
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Aero's got the exact kind of construction I was thinking about, above...that kind is going to have the least section thickness...unless you custom build something out of Steel or Aluminum. Again use something inside to keep the batteries from moving around...
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