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Old 02-05-2016, 08:55 AM   #1
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Basement storage

I have looked through all the material I have from FR about my 2014 GT 351ds but I can't seem to find the total weight capacity for the storage bins. Can anyone help me with that?
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:03 AM   #2
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I think you would be ok with about anything you can fit in there, unless you're storing gold bouillon. In that case, let me know where you camp!
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Don't believe there are specs for that...I do, or can make, extra room....
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Thanks Aquaman and Bob. Might as well be gold bouillon. I want to set up 4 Lifeline (300AH) batteries. The box the batteries are deployed in is quite lightweight but the batteries are 90 lbs each.
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What are you towing with? Can it handle the tongue weight?
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What are you towing with? Can it handle the tongue weight?

You're in the Georgetown/motorhome forum- tongue weight doesn't apply.
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You're in the Georgetown/motorhome forum- tongue weight doesn't apply.
Yep...my bad
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Thanks Aquaman and Bob. Might as well be gold bouillon. I want to set up 4 Lifeline (300AH) batteries. The box the batteries are deployed in is quite lightweight but the batteries are 90 lbs each.
Looking at the design of the basement containers I would not trust them to hold 360 pounds of batteries. They are designed for water resistance but they are not supported by a steel frame below. If you look at your current battery compartment it is open to the air and supported by a weldment. Why not take out your GRP 27s and replace them with your new batteries. Seems to be double the weight from the GRP 27s but that should be OK there.

That is a lot of battery capacity and is what I want to do when my original GRP 27s finally need replacement.

I would worry about the impulse of that much weight pulling out the attachments in your normal compartment liners (a nice speed bump!)
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Looking at the design of the basement containers I would not trust them to hold 360 pounds of batteries. They are designed for water resistance but they are not supported by a steel frame below. If you look at your current battery compartment it is open to the air and supported by a weldment. Why not take out your GRP 27s and replace them with your new batteries. Seems to be double the weight from the GRP 27s but that should be OK there.

That is a lot of battery capacity and is what I want to do when my original GRP 27s finally need replacement.

I would worry about the impulse of that much weight pulling out the attachments in your normal compartment liners (a nice speed bump!)
I agree. The battery compartment in my 364 has 4 6v batteries in it, but is quite substantial in build.
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Yes, of course you are right Scott. The original location is most ideal. I have just got off the phone with Daniel's Fabrication Shop about removing the present battery rack and redesigning the battery box to accept the 4 in place of the original two. I think my intention of doing something easy and cheap would be the way to go, but as usual for me, it ain't. I wanted to look at it again, but it is snowing and raining here again. Thanks again.
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