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Old 04-03-2016, 11:10 AM   #11
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If you can't get the strap around the tray, I think I'd replace those self-taping screws with bolts and nuts and some large fender washers. Batteries are heavy and a few small self-tapping screw heads don't seem like enough to hold it.
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Old 04-03-2016, 06:13 PM   #12
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I happened to have a chance to go by my trailer in storage today. My box appears to be attached with 3 sets of nuts/bolts/washers, and the strap is below the box, but not around the rack.

Not sure why there's water in it; we did have some really hard rains with 40 mph winds, but I still wouldn't have expected the water.
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Old 04-03-2016, 06:20 PM   #13
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I noticed that my battery box was not connected to the frame, but simply held on by the strap around the box and the frame. I have never had a problem. On another note, Many of the battery boxes have small vents in the top. These allow water in when it rains. The battery box does not come with any drain holes. I drilled 1/4" homes in the bottom in each corner. No longer have water collecting in battery box.
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I happened to have a chance to go by my trailer in storage today. My box appears to be attached with 3 sets of nuts/bolts/washers, and the strap is below the box, but not around the rack.



Not sure why there's water in it; we did have some really hard rains with 40 mph winds, but I still wouldn't have expected the water.

Thanks for the pictures; the attachment on your battery box looks much sturdier than mine. Is there some sort of rubberized coating on the head of the bolts? It looks orange in the picture.

Also, is that an Andersen No-sway WDH bracket? We use that system and have really liked it.

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Old 04-03-2016, 08:44 PM   #15
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Thanks for the pictures; the attachment on your battery box looks much sturdier than mine. Is there some sort of rubberized coating on the head of the bolts? It looks orange in the picture.

Also, is that an Andersen No-sway WDH bracket? We use that system and have really liked it.

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Old 04-04-2016, 02:29 PM   #16
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From what I've been reading the battery is installed at the dealership. Not at the factory. So it might not be an issue for most. I put the strap around the frame for the time being and I will be adding some bolts/screws to it.
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:07 AM   #17
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My battery box is screwed into the frame. The strap is just there to hold the lid in place...I just replaced my strap yesterday as it was getting rotted out.


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Does your battery rest on top of the screws? Any concern about the battery not being flat/sturdy with the screws sticking up?
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One of the first mod's I did on mine. I bought a new battery box that the lid locks on to the box and screwed the box down onto the frame. Thru that strap away. Then added a battery disconnect beside the battery.
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Does your battery rest on top of the screws? Any concern about the battery not being flat/sturdy with the screws sticking up?
Make sure if you attach the box (if using the supplied self-tapping screws) that you place the screws in a part of the battery box floor that sits below where the battery sits.

If you sit the battery directly on the screw heads, they WILL rub through the bottom of the battery!
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