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Old 05-14-2018, 08:35 AM   #15
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One of the "interesting" features of a lock on the battery box is that indeed they do get wet. When they get wet, they rust. After enough rust, they fall apart. Mine lasted *almost* 9 months .....

If you have 70 lb AGM's in the box, good luck to anybody trying to grab them. I just don't see it happening in a campground. In storage, maybe things could be different. A lock there would at least slow somebody down a little. Only you can judge how secure your storage setup is.

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Old 05-14-2018, 08:58 AM   #16
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The battery box has a flange on each side. The easiest and most secure is to drill a 1/4" hole and put a padlock on each side. If you're really concerned, make a metal strap to go over the battery box with the two padlocks.
And if you're super concerned, take the batteries home.
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Old 05-14-2018, 11:35 AM   #17
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$140????????? The keyed latch I posted pictures of above was about $7 or $8, and took me all of 3 minutes to install. Admittedly, it has a separate key.
Bobbo - I just double checked. Parts was $8, labor was $72 (1/2 hour of work). I would have done it myself but time is money so I just had them do it while it was in for regular service.
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I I appreciate everyone sharing. Always get the full run of ideas with the Forum folk. Iím going with an inset lock to provide me with peace of mind on those few occasions where needed.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:10 AM   #19
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I question the need for the lock. The one thing that it *does* do is it keeps Bob the Drunk from tossing empty beer cans in the "garbage hopper" as he walks by. I've never heard of it happening, but an aluminum can between the battery + and ground would make for a really bad day battery wise ..... ( steam, acid spraying, major mess ..... I have data on this ... )

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