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Old 04-01-2013, 07:33 PM   #1
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installing 2 -24 series batteries in Wildwood 281BHXL

Hey Guys
Just trying to see if anybody has installed a second battery in there Wildwood 281BHXL . I noticed there is not alot of room to install a second battery or the 27 series looks like just maybe enough space to install one more 24 series battery.
Also did you install a switch.
Let me know what other guys out there have done?

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Old 04-02-2013, 10:31 PM   #2
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It can be done

I have a 26 BHXL and I had to have two big batteries so I did a little cutting and welding. I redesigned, lowered the battery box 3 inches below the frame and raised the propane platform 3 inches above the frame. Need to watch how far the propane tanks are moved or you may have to extend the propane hose, I only had about 1inch to spare the way I routed it.
All this done and now I am going to switch to 6V batteries. While the new batteries will fit I will need new batt-boxes.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:39 PM   #3
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Here is the link to a post i did. About half way down you can see the 2 battery boxes and the switch i set up i cut the handdles and lids to fit flush with each other the rest of the boxes stayed intact. Mods made to my 2011 Wildwood T26BHXL
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