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Old 04-18-2017, 09:03 PM   #1
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New House Batts

Ok soooooooo..... long story short
I burned up one of my factory original group 24 interstate battery's this passed weekend with the stock single stage charger. Water level was fine, just shorted out a cell. The battery's were new Jan 2014
So just today ordered a new progressive dynamic pd4655v with remote and picked up two new Trojan T105 6 volt battery's. Did not go AGM due to cost (3 times as much and we do not have solar and do not boondock much. These two 6 volt Battery's will increase my amp hrs greatly over the stock system. I will have the raise the battery box lid 2" to accommodate the taller Trogans but, I can weld up an extender ring and bolt in place ( problem solved).
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:10 PM   #2
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I will post pics of them mounted in place.
Does anyone else use these Trojan T105 flooded 6 volt batteries?
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Old 04-18-2017, 11:12 PM   #3
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Many folks have done the same, and they seem happy. Good luck, and post some photos!
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:56 PM   #4
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Thanks. Picked up metal today to weld up extender ring for battery box. Going the increase batt box height by 2" to cover taller Trojan batteries
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Battery box extension

Here are a few pics of my progress
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Oh yeah, that is looking very promising indeed. Keep up the great work!
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Nice work...
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:13 PM   #8
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Final fit and primed

All holes drilled. Fit and Finnish up to par. Primed with self etching primer. Going to mount and paint entire trailer tonge tomorrow while I got it all apart
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Here's a better look

Rough coat of paint
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Paint I'm using. It matches the factor dark gray very well
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Ring mounted

New longer thread all rod added and ring mounted
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Fresh coat of paint

Painted all with a fresh new coat of paint while I had it all apart
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Looks great! Here's wishing you lots of happiness with your new pair of 6V batteries.
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Compare interstate grp24 to Trogan t105 6volt
Had to modify the stock battery tray to get Trogans to fit width ways. Length was perfect
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