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Old 03-16-2015, 10:36 PM   #1
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I'm OldBob. My wife and I are retired and live in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. We are proud owners of of a Wildwood 241QBSL. We do a lot of remote camping and want to have 2 batteries (2 6v Trojans) but there is only room for 1. Does anyone know a modification that an old guy can make so that we can have our 2 batteries?

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Old 03-17-2015, 12:27 AM   #2
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Welcome from Ontario. There is a way to modify anything. stay tuned for advise.

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Old 03-17-2015, 12:51 AM   #3
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After much consideration I ended up having an second 12v battery added to my unit. It's a tight fix to begin with and the dealer had to remove the large bolts from the saddle hooks and weld them on. However, this mod can void the warranty. My service department is willing to stand behind the work. It was also necessary to cut the handles off the battery boxes so that both boxes would fit on the A-Frame behind the p-tanks.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:43 AM   #4
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Welcome Bob! Do you have a picture you could share of the current battery mounting? Many of us have been in your exact situation - adding more batteries - and can give you more advice when we see what you have. Bolt-on options are plentiful so be confident we can help a DIYer!
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:00 PM   #6
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Thanks guys for all the suggestions. I will post a photo as soon as I am able. It DOES look as if I do what is suggested, remove the bolts from the saddles and cut the battery boxes I "may" be able to squeeze another battery in there.

But...I'd have to have a shop do the work as no welding gear is available to me. I'm going to see if it would be possible to mount the batteries sideways. The battery tray has quite a lip on it so I'd have to come up with a way to secure them...if they fit that way.

I sincerely appreciate everyone's help...
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Welcome from The State of Texas! Happy Camping and congrats for being out of the RAT RACE! Lol
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