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Old 03-05-2012, 08:46 PM   #31
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Thanks rracer5. Good call; I have the WFCO 8955 Converter/Charger, and I've been looking all around the web for any way to 'switch' modes from 'Flooded', 'AGM, or 'Gel', but can't find anything. I am going to call the Cheng USA tomorrow to verify.
you have the same converter I have in my trailer - it will charge Gel batteries as well as "Flooded"

the issue you may run into is charging them together - IE Flooded and Gel at the same time
If you install the Blue Seas switch that allows you to select each battery and charge them seperate I would think you would be ok that way but not sure on charging the Flooded and Gel together.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:23 PM   #32
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you have the same converter I have in my trailer - it will charge Gel batteries as well as "Flooded" the issue you may run into is charging them together - IE Flooded and Gel at the same time
Thanks Sherdep. I called the manufacter of the WF-8955PEC and confirmed that they do not have any sort of 'toggle' to switch from flooded/gell/AGM, however he did reiterate that I should not either use both batteries at the same time, or charge both batteries at the same time.

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If you install the Blue Seas switch that allows you to select each battery and charge them seperate I would think you would be ok that way but not sure on charging the Flooded and Gel together.
I am absolutely getting the Blue Seas switch to separate the batteries. Now I am also considering getting 2 of the AGM's, and wire them as the 1st battery bank, and leaving the flooded battery as a backup battery. Now I just have to convince my wife.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:15 PM   #33
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Good Luck with that on trying to convince the wife

If you were close to me - I know where I could possibly get you a set of Gel Batteries Cheap that are slightly used but work great or I have my old "but new" flooded battery sitting on my porch wasting away
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:12 PM   #34
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Apologies for resurrecting a dated thread but I have the same mount as the OP and found that I had enough room (just barely) when I mounted my two 6v batteries without the boxes. They are a little more exposed to the elements but they seem to be holding up well. When we are parked we just tent them with a little bit of tarp material...
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:50 PM   #35
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Apologies for resurrecting a dated thread but I have the same mount as the OP and found that I had enough room (just barely) when I mounted my two 6v batteries without the boxes. They are a little more exposed to the elements but they seem to be holding up well. When we are parked we just tent them with a little bit of tarp material...
No worries on the resurection

I had to cut the handles off the battery box to fit them in the tray and then the tops were off set so I didnt have to worry about cutting the top's too.
Might be worth a shot to see if the smaller battery boxes will fit with the handle's are cut off
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:55 PM   #36
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No worries on the resurection

I had to cut the handles off the battery box to fit them in the tray and then the tops were off set so I didnt have to worry about cutting the top's too.
Might be worth a shot to see if the smaller battery boxes will fit with the handle's are cut off

Great idea! I'm just about to put the batteries back on and will dig out the boxes and take the oscillating tool to them.
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I have the same trailer and configuration. I to am planning on adding a second battery (a must for boondocking). Your last post was quite some time ago, did you get it mounted?
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:03 PM   #38
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Apologies for resurrecting a dated thread but I have the same mount as the OP and found that I had enough room (just barely) when I mounted my two 6v batteries without the boxes. They are a little more exposed to the elements but they seem to be holding up well. When we are parked we just tent them with a little bit of tarp material...
I too apologize, but I am brainstorming ideas to get two batteries so I can do some dry camping in the mountains near my home. I was thinking modifying the battery shelf in order mount the batteries sideways. I have not actually measured the space, but from looking I think it may be possible. Anyone have any feedback on this approch?
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:40 PM   #39
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We have 2 6 volt batteries mounted end for end in the factory location on our Wildwood X-lite. The dealer modified the WDH chain brackets to still allow for the proper chain angle. 2 batteries definitly increases the capacity! Have dry camped for 3 days with the batteries only dropping to 2/3 on the monitor.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:01 PM   #40
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two batteries

I believe I read this post or one very similar before I bought my 2011 Wildwood 26BHXL and solved it, able to have two industrial 12vt batteries. The need of two big batteries was a must, I love to dry camp away from the many, not so much the wife she’ld like a shower every day.
Back to installing two batteries: I cut out the original battery frame and carefully removed the double propane tank base. I then built(welded) a battery frame 4 inches lower than the campers “A” frame and several inches further back(this still keeps everything above lowest point of tongue jack). To fit both batteries they had to go, slightly, under the propane base so it was raised 4 inches and it partially covers battery-1 by 2 inches. Now I designed it so the covers of both batteries can still be removed with little interference. Also when I need to get both batteries out I take battery-2 up and out, slide battery-1 back to where battery-2 was and it’ll come out. The propane tanks did not move font to back just up, the propane line was sufficiently long but it is something to be aware of. Propane tanks could not be moved further forward do to the interference with the tanks cover and tongue jack.
I cant find my pics but will take new ones and post again
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