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Old 09-05-2018, 08:31 AM   #1
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Placement of batteries

On my Cedar Creek the batteries are in a compartment that I can only see two batteries out of four. I want to move the batteries to the front compartment, has anyone did this? Would it be okay to make a metal container to put the batteries in and bolt the container to the floor. Somehow I have spilled battery acid on the side of camper which has to be replaced, I donít remember spilling the acid. I have a battery watering system on the batteries. I donít want this to happen again. Itís 500 bucks to repair.
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:11 AM   #2
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This might help if your compartments are similar to mine.

I moved my batteries from the side to the front compartment.

I'm thinking you could move 2 to the front.

As you can see batteries are in battery boxes sitting on 3/4" plywood.
They are not strapped down.
6 volt deep cycles are so heavy their not going to bounce around.





Built a vented cover.





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Old 09-05-2018, 10:22 AM   #3
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Hi,

I have been thinking along these lines as well.

For my current two Trojans, I found plastic clip lid containers at Walmart that were exactly the right size, JB welded plastic fittings to the top, and ran flex tubing to the existing vent in the sidewall.

If I add two more, they could potentially go nearby -- in the front compartment adjacent to the hydraulic pump, with more flex tubing added to the current system. I do think I would add something to keep them from sliding around...

FWIW.

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Old 09-06-2018, 08:23 AM   #4
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I was asking to see if anyone had reinforced the bottom on the front compartment.
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:39 AM   #5
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I was asking to see if anyone had reinforced the bottom on the front compartment.

That's what the sheet of 3/4" plywood does.


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Old 09-06-2018, 10:21 AM   #6
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Hi,

I can't find it now, but maybe someone with better search skills can find the old thread on this front compartment floor strength issue. That might be helpful to you.

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Old 09-06-2018, 02:06 PM   #7
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Hi,

Still can't find it, but IIRC, the best point I carried away from it was that if the floor was strong enough to mount a generator (which would seem to be the case in most rigs like this), it likely could support batteries.

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