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Old 04-05-2011, 04:32 PM   #11
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Even with the access panels is would be a pita to change tanks. The hitch is in the way of the large doors. It traveling and hd to change tanks would have to remove hitch to get tanks out. This might be a great hitch but IMO not a good one for a windjammer. My consern with the batteries side by side on the front is that they might also block access to the propane tanks.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:29 PM   #12
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GarryR,

We have a 2010 2609 and it comes with two 30 lb. propane bottles. The battery is a group 24 deep cycle. A group 27 or 31 could be mounted in its place to have a higher capacity but two batteries would have even more capacity.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:24 PM   #13
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I'm having second thoughts about the Windjammer. The 2608 may be a better choice for me. I'm trying to keep within the same weight and length. Not having two batteries on board makes me a little apprehensive.

Thanks for the information everyone. Much appreciated.
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:54 AM   #14
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My son-in-law has figured a bracket to stack the batteries if the side by side doesnt work out. The issue of the towers that torsion the equalizer bars is a little more problematic, but another V nose TT owner stated that he just loosens the 2 bracket bolts and slides the tower forward to clear the propane doors. with 60 lbs of propane on board...I don't know how often I would need to do that...I am NOT going to be cold, I know that, but would think not needed very often. Moot point for me, however, because I have a ProPride on order.
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:46 PM   #15
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Can someone post pics of the 2 batteries in the windjammer? I need to add a second battery. thanks
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:44 PM   #16
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I had the dealer add a second battery as part of the deal. They both fit just fine right behind the tongue jack. This is the best pic I have right now.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:19 PM   #17
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Are they in separate boxes? What size, do you know?
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:21 AM   #18
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Thanks for the information guys. While I like the floor plan the lack of easily mounting a second battery may be a deal killer. I had duals in my last trailer. I may have to reconsider and go with a conventional front plus an inverted coupler is something I wasn't aware of. Supposedly only a couple more weeks until the unit I'm interested in shows up at the dealership.

FR needs to build them with a vented battery tray compartment which would solve the problem, similar to the Cougar X-lite XV series.

What size of propane tanks are used? 20s or 30s?
We have a 3065 v-nose and they are 30's.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:27 AM   #19
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I can either get 2 12s and get a tray fabbed up for the front or have them fab a box to mount them on the rear bumper. I dont think a couple of 6v batteries will fit on the front hitch.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:40 PM   #20
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I just bought a wind jammer 3006w and had them put two 6v up on the tongue. They fit up there nice.
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