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Old 03-24-2016, 12:22 AM   #11
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I grew up in Twin Falls and passed through for one night on our way to Stanley, ID last year. We stayed at the KOA just across the Snake River from Twin. Is that the RV Park or another one your going to? We are going back to Stanley again in Sept.

Before I begin cutting on my boxes I would like to see how you did yours. I would get some good ideas from your boxes. PLEASE do send a photo - thank you.

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Old 03-24-2016, 08:27 AM   #12
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Jim, we are over nighting at 1000 Springs RV resort just south of Hagerman on the Snake River. It has the indoor pool and hot tubs! It's still cool here, about 50 degrees today with a low around freezing, so my wife and I will enjoy them.

I'll get a couple of pics uploaded before we take off, but it's still dark! I cut the ends of both battery boxes just where the corners begin. I'd use a hand saw or electric skill saw which I think might give a smoother cut and look. I used some metal shears and it looks nice, but it was hard work cutting an inch at a time. I'd think a saw would be much easier. I cut the lid and the boxes both with this. Then I just taped them (battery lids and battery boxes) end-to-end. I taped both the exterior and interior of the lids and boxes. It went quite easy, actually. The completed box fits snugly into the battery frame perfectly. You might measure before you begin to be sure you get them small enough to fit in there, yet long enough to fit both batteries. The lid snaps on, just like the lids did on the smaller battery box as well as the tie down straps. Let me know how it goes. Happy DIYing!
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:35 PM   #13
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Jim, here are my photos of my battery box re-make. I simply cut the ends off of the two black plastic single battery boxes and the ends of the two lids and gorilla taped them together on both sides. They fit snugly, are water tight and I think look decent. Know I have the assurance of a bit more battery life.
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HI here is a century battery box that may work.
Century Plastics: White Heavy Duty Battery Box - (part#: GCE-G)

Hope this helps Tim
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Tim: Really appreciate your help. I looked at all the Century Plastics battery boxes from your link with no luck. Century does have a nice box for dual 6 volt batteries but it won't fit my dual 12 volt batteries. But a good try and thank you for sending the link.

-My two Group 27 batteries are 25-1/4" long end to end.
-My 195BH modified battery tray is 8-1/2" W x 26" L. It will now accept my two batteries but not the two boxes.
-The two NOCO battery boxes (before cutting) are 30" long.

Gary has found the better solution, to cut and gorilla tape his two Group 24 boxes to fit the battery tray on his larger trailer.

Gary: First, you all must really be enjoying those hot pools at 1000 Springs with your trailer's maiden voyage. Wife and I are jealous. I use to go there as a boy when I lived in Twin Falls. Will have to stop there when our ID trips take us up that way. Have a wonderful time at 1000 Springs with your new trailer.

Your photos are fantastic. I can see clearly how you cut the ends and tops of your Group 24 boxes. The photos and your detailed instructions will help me greatly.

I'll post some photos in April when the job is done.

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