Originally Posted by dts3204
Has anyone tried moving the batteries off the tongue to the front storage area? If so what problems did you encounter? Can it be set up so you can run wiring for Solar Panels and a battery tender? I am getting close to ordering/getting my T12DDST. Just don't like the idea of exposed batteries or chintzy battery boxes.
Your storage trunk has a manufacturers stated capacity of 150 lbs, which is supposed to be spread over the entire trunk. Depending on the reason for that rating, exceeding the weight may or may not be a problem if you are relocating the battery. If the reason is tongue weight, then relocating will not over burden the tongue.
OTOH, if the reason is not to over burden the middle of the frame, then you would have to be very careful how much other weight you put in there after dropping in 50-80 lbs of battery.
But not knowing the reason for the rating, everything here is speculation. So call FR to consult with them before putting a battery in the trunk.