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Old 12-31-2018, 11:34 AM   #1
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Storage where battery box used to live

I've upgraded my 22' Sport batteries to LiFePo4, which are inside the cabin. That leaves an empty space where the battery box used to be. Has anyone found/built any kind of storage facility there? I would like a place to store my hoses away from the bumper. The bumper is shallow, and I also keep my sewer connections in there in a ziplock bag. Separating them is clearly ideal.
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Old 07-10-2020, 05:09 PM   #2
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Shamelessly bumping this old thread of mine because I haven't put time into solving this issue and I was curious if anyone else put an A-frame toolbox in their battery space. I'd like to avoid welding something custom, but would love a good fit.
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Old 07-12-2020, 12:35 AM   #3
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I guess you removed the steel battery box? Wondering why . . .

A photo of the space might help generate some ideas IMO.

Any trips planned with the Model X?

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Old 07-12-2020, 07:44 AM   #4
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I guess you removed the steel battery box? Wondering why . . .
My Sport 22 didn't come with a steel battery box. It came with one of these cheap battery boxes. Obviously that wouldn't do much for storage. I get the feeling I'm going to have to weld my own box; not that I have any welding skills at all..

Photos of the space attached. I can easily move the Zamp solar connector somewhere else. The two weight distribution points will have to stay.


We just returned from a trip to Mount Shasta and Lassen Volcanic National Park. Tesla has added three new Superchargers on that route, which makes it significantly easier to get through, but I still think I'm going to upgrade to the new long range X. My X has about a 235 mile range at this point. The new ones have 351. Realizing that those numbers are cut roughly in half while towing, it may not seem like a huge jump to go from ~115 to ~175 miles, but it is. It means I don't have to charge my battery to 100% anymore (or rarely, anyway), which is a very slow proposition. Anything over 90% is painfully slow. Also, the new X is capable of charging at 2.5x the speed mine is, so stops will be 10-15 minutes in most cases. That'll make us more capable of longer (distance) days when we're trying to go a little farther afield.
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Thanks, an awkward space to fill for sure. Is that the LP quick-connect down there too? How about a fairly large rectangular box between the propane tank cover, and the front of the trailer, spaced up high enough for your WD to work right, and short enough [L/R] for your segment protectors to swing open on their hinges?

I think I would mock up a box out of 3/4" plywood [3/4" so you can easily screw it together and take it apart], and figure out how to space it up off the frame a bit, hinge the top, and so forth. Mock-ups are great for stuff like this. You can take it apart and change the sizes of all the parts. It could actually be fairly tall and hidden behind the propane tank cover, so windage would not be an issue IMO.

That new X model sounds great. Not sure if you remember, but we test drove an X years ago and posted in your thread, I think. I imagine you would do fairly well on your trade-in right now IMO.

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Old 01-14-2021, 11:13 AM   #6
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Is the AS battery box on other models bolted in or welded?
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Old 01-14-2021, 11:46 AM   #7
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Is the AS battery box on other models bolted in or welded?

Welded on my 2013 25FB.
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Two 1” angle iron brackets welded across the A-frame. Plastic battery box sits in them and six bolts through the bottom of the box to keep it in place. It’s an aftermarket box that holds two GC-2 golf cart batteries.
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Storage where battery box used to live

I had a custom stainless steel box made to fit in this spot. Piano hinged lid and a quality lock. Not cost effective since it only holds sewage elbows and leveling blocks, but looks great!!

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I had a custom stainless steel box made to fit in this spot. Piano hinged lid and a quality lock. Not cost effective since it only holds sewage elbows and leveling blocks, but looks great!!

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Does equalizer bracket get in the way of welded battery box?
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Old 01-14-2021, 04:10 PM   #12
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There's a world of bins/tots plastic/metal, you name it available that would probably drop into that space nicely. Could probably u-bolt to the bottom for security even with a lockable lid type.

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https://www.amazon.com/Rubbermaid-Ac...B77P8D5K0&th=1

https://www.amazon.com/Plano-1619-00...H3EKBB77P8D5K0

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