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Old 04-18-2017, 10:03 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, 10:10 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 04-19-2017, 12:12 AM   #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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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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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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Batteries in there new home! Progressive Dynamic 4655 going in tomorrow.
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Looks amazing, great job.

It's hard to see from the photos but did you put any hose over the threads of the battery threaded rod?

The batteries look tight up against it so you may find the rod starts wearing on the batteries.

Otherwise, great mod
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No hose. But good idea. Batts are in stock Battery tray so there is a spacer between them
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Perfect. Looks like you planned for everything.
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You've got some skills there, nice work!
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