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Old 02-04-2016, 06:42 PM   #41
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spock123,

I plan to install Trojan T-125s in a 36CKTS I am ordering soon, but would prefer T-145s for the extra capacity.

Have you considered if there is enough room in the battery compartment opening to get the taller T-145 batteries through, including room room for a battery carry strap and your hands? The T-145 is .83" taller than a T-125 or T-105.

.83" doesn't sound like much taller, but I have wonder how tight it is there since I don't have the FW yet and need to buy the Trojans before traveling to the dealer for delivery.
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Old 02-04-2016, 07:00 PM   #42
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I have plenty of room for the T-145, height wise. I was planning to put in six T-105 but I think I'm going to go with the T-145. I just have to install a battery watering system because I can't see how much water is in the batteries.


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Old 02-04-2016, 10:14 PM   #43
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I assumed the battery compartment in your Cedar Creek was the same as in the current model year. They can hold four GC2 batteries. Is your battery compartment bigger?
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I assumed the battery compartment in your Cedar Creek was the same as in the current model year. They can hold four GC2 batteries. Is your battery compartment bigger?

Yes my Cedar Creek can hold four batteries, I have measured the batteries that are in the compartment and I can install 4 T-145


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My battery compartment holds four six volt batteries, what I was planning on doing was to put in another bank of batteries in the belly just for my 3,000 watt inverter. The batteries I have now are only one year old and I hated to replace them but they are 105amp. I can buy 6, 6 volt batteries, T-105 for what I can buy for four T-145. I also have 2 Honda's 2000i. I can hookup my 3,000 watt to the four batteries and just leave the 1,000 watt inverter hooked up to the refrigerator and not mess with that. Then when I stop for one night I don't have pull the Honda's out I can just run off the 3,000 watt inverter. I have the disconnects already so all I have to buy is the batteries.


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Old 02-05-2016, 03:19 PM   #46
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"another bank of batteries in the belly"

Now I understand. It's good to hear you think the T-145s will fit through the door opening.

I will be picking up a Cedar Creek 36CKTS in May and prefer the T-145 for more capacity.

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I took some pictures of my battery compartment, the battery diagram is behind the batteriesClick image for larger version

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I took some pictures of my battery compartment, the battery diagram is behind the batteriesAttachment 98981Attachment 98982Attachment 98983


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Too Cool! Thank you. We are headed down to Sacramento tomorrow to photograph all things good on a Cedar Creek 34RE. Now I can see what extra photos I need to take of that unit.

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