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Old 08-27-2015, 03:37 PM   #4761
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My v lite had limited room to accommodate 2 batteries. Made the battery deck wider but still narrow enough that it wouldn't interfere with tight turns. Added a battery selector / on/ off also. Now all I have to do is get another battery box and battery.
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Old 08-27-2015, 04:26 PM   #4762
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My v lite had limited room to accommodate 2 batteries. Made the battery deck wider but still narrow enough that it wouldn't interfere with tight turns. Added a battery selector / on/ off also. Now all I have to do is get another battery box and battery.
I'm just curious because what you did seems fine to me and I've never seen it done but couldn't you go up with the second battery by making some kind of stand to mount it over top the original battery?

Maybe that would make it inconvenient for R&R of the bottom battery but how often does R&R of a battery need to be done? I guess ideal would be a bracket that would mount the second battery above the first on a pedestal kind of deal that would swing out of the way when you needed to work on the bottom battery.

Maybe I'm over thinking this
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:12 PM   #4763
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I'm just curious because what you did seems fine to me and I've never seen it done but couldn't you go up with the second battery by making some kind of stand to mount it over top the original battery?

Maybe that would make it inconvenient for R&R of the bottom battery but how often does R&R of a battery need to be done? I guess ideal would be a bracket that would mount the second battery above the first on a pedestal kind of deal that would swing out of the way when you needed to work on the bottom battery.

Maybe I'm over thinking this
Thought about going up but was a lot more work and I had these aluminum plates laying around so I used them for this. Also as you have stated access to the lower battery would be a pain trying to come up with a way to make it slide out tray for the lower one.
For right now this will work until I can come up with a better way to do it.
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:18 PM   #4764
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Got back from the Millsburg Flagstaff factory at midnight last night (11 hours each way).

I picked up two of the the last two 4,000 pound Al-Ko axles they had.

Seems Al-Ko is out of the axle business and if I needed them after these were gone I would have needed to replace the axle mounts as well as the axles.

Flagstaff is using Dexter torsion axles now and the mounts are different.
These will allow me to remove 4 bolts and hook up the brake wires.

Much thanks to Leo, Gregg at Flagstaff, Flloyd, and the two guys that helped me load the truck to make this happen.

Amazing how much damage a pothole hit "at speed" can do. Worse yet, I had no indication I was running on only one axle until IT quit.
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:19 PM   #4765
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:23 PM   #4766
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