Originally Posted by MarineOne
Here is a quick sketch of my design I used to build my battery shelf. I will post the parts list and instructions soon.
This is a nice job. I've also thought about adding battery capacity, and have one idea and once concern, so I'd be interested in your thoughts or information on these.
1. L16 batteries are industrial batteries (for floor sweepers, I think) that have about the same foot print as golf cart GC1 batteries. They are also 6 volts, but they are 16 to 17 inches high. Four of them would get you to about 780 Amp Hours, versus about 400 for 4 GCs. And, you can get them in AGM or flooded. That would save having to build the shelf,
2. Are you concerned about the extra weight? Is the battery bay strong enough to handle it? I have asked Forest River if our Berk 34QS battery bay will handle 500 pounds of weight, as in the L16s, but haven't heard back yet. Did you do any reinforcement?