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Old 04-29-2016, 09:29 AM   #1
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Has anyone mounted 2 12v battery boxes on Cherokee 274DBH?

I just purchased a 2016 Cherokee 274DBH and want to mount 2 batteries in place of the one. I measured it this morning and the boxes themselves will have an inch of clearance. It's the lids that appear won't fit. Has anyone been able to mount 2 boxes and batteries? If so, did you do anything special or did they just mount up? If not, how did you make it work?
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Old 04-29-2016, 09:44 AM   #2
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A couple of the ones I did in the past required the adjoining lids to be trimmed slightly.
Easily done with snips or a saw.
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:42 AM   #3
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Yes, Not the same RV but my tongue requires trimming the lids. I ended up going with two 6 volts and a Century plastics box. I think FF engineers did a poor job in the battery area.
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I also trimmed a little of one of the plastic lids to get 2 boxes to fit.


Last year I bought an aluminum box to hold both batteries. It was just big enough to hold 2 gr24's and still fit on the tongue. I went for the black powder coat - looks great. A little pricey, but with extra wires for my solar charge controller and inverter, it cleaned up the wiring to have just one battery box. Only downside to this box I that it isn't quite tall enough for 2 6 volt batteries, but perfect for 2 12 volt batteries. The 27" wide version is taller, but was too wide to fit on the tongue without moving stuff around.



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I mounte the 2nd one to my tt no mods needed other than to make a longer holding plate. to hold two batteries. Later RJD
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:14 AM   #6
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Yes, Not the same RV but my tongue requires trimming the lids. I ended up going with two 6 volts and a Century plastics box. .

I have this exact set up. If you need the extra amp hours of 2 batteries, you might as well go 6 volt.
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I have this exact set up. If you need the extra amp hours of 2 batteries, you might as well go 6 volt.
Only problem with (2) 6volts is if you loose one, you are SOL for 12v. Not so with (2) 12volts.
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Same problem with (2) 12v. If one 12v shorts out it will kill the other one and you will be in the same situation, no 12v.
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...how did you make it work?
Back to the original question.
Instead of trimming, I turned the batteries (as in front to back) opposite so the tops wouldn't have the wire openings adjacent.
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i think you are both right. its a gamble either way, however, this user wants more battery power and the best way to do this is using 6 volt.
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