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Old 04-08-2017, 08:18 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. Picked up my new (to me fifth wheel, 15' Shasta Phoenix 33ck) last week and started the modifications. Just picked up 4 6v golf cart batteries and will run series/parallel. These things are heavy. That would be a lot of weight in a fairly small area and I'm concerned about the floor in my front basement not supporting the weight. I know there are a lot of folks with this set up. How did you handle it? I think I have the box and tie down figured out with angle iron. I weld so modifications won't be an issue. Thanks.
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Old 04-08-2017, 08:47 AM   #2
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Old 04-08-2017, 08:54 AM   #3
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My fiver came with a single GP24, so changing to golf cart batteries was a no brainer. My nose compartment had a piece of 10ga sheet metal screwed in as a floor. I knew thst was not going to be good, so I bought a half sheet of 5/8 ply wood and some marine carpet. Cut, fit and screwed the ply wood down, glued the marine carpet to it and loaded it up. Been like that for 12 years with no problems.
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I had a whole new box built out of aluminum.
Although I went with really tall Trojans. Hung it down from the frame rails.
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My fiver came with a single GP24, so changing to golf cart batteries was a no brainer. My nose compartment had a piece of 10ga sheet metal screwed in as a floor. I knew thst was not going to be good, so I bought a half sheet of 5/8 ply wood and some marine carpet. Cut, fit and screwed the ply wood down, glued the marine carpet to it and loaded it up. Been like that for 12 years with no problems.


Have given that some thought. Did you attach plywood directly to sheet metal? I was thinking of supporting the plywood on the angle iron to take the weight off the sheet metal.
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I actually cut the plywood a little bigger so it sits above the sheet metal maybe a quarter inch on the front, sides, and back lips. Like I said, still there after 12 years with 4 golf cart batteries, tote full of blocks, tote full of power cords, jacks, and a nose tripod. Hasnt fallen through yet.
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