Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-08-2021, 10:42 PM   #1
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 26
Battery Box Straps

Hey, Wondering if anyone has come up with an alternative to those traditional straps that go around the battery boxes. Ideally I'd like a locking option given battery thefts are on the rise. Thanks!
UrbanAngelRVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2021, 10:03 AM   #2
Retired Panpsychist
Theo's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Western Massachusetts
Posts: 1,051
More than one member has ditched the plastic battery box for a locking metal box. Measure your battery/batteries and look at Tractor Supply.

TorkLift's PowerArmor boxes are expensive but very well-designed.
Theo & Carol

2007 GoldenDoodle ("Cooper") R.I.P.
2020 Rockwood Roo 23IKSS
2015 F-150 4WD XLT SCab, 5.0L, 3.73, 36gal, HD Towing Pkg (53A), 1,980lb Payload
Theo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2021, 10:10 AM   #3
Trailer Park Supervisor
NJKris's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 8,984
My box has 2 big knobs that hold it on. The nice thing is the GC batts are so snug an deep enough in that box, there's no room for hands to pull batts out. if you don't have a battery strap, you're not getting them out!
2019 Rockwood Geo Pro G19FD w/off road package
2015 Ford F150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 V8
Yes, I drink the water!
NJKris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2021, 10:21 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 3,148
Having lost a plastic battery box cover (long dual box with single strap) in Western winds, I installed 2 of those nylon straps. Still lost the 2nd cover in the wind.

Made a new cover of 1/4" plywood with 1x2 stock around the perimeter so that the cover fit over the edges of the box. Put screw eyes into the 1x2 and used 2 bungees around the box support frame back to the screw eyes on the other side. Bungees always held, and were much easier to release than those **** nylon straps.

Not a locking solution, but..... On our 2nd A-frame, I requested a dual battery box be installed by dealer - I would supply batteries. He put in a steel locking box - not what I had in mind, but certainly acceptable. We both had had difficulties locating a plastic dual battery box that fit the tongue A-frame. He charged me $40 instead of the actual $200 cost of the steel box.

Fred W
2019 Flagstaff T21TBHW A-frame with 2 GC-2 6V batteries
2008 Hyundai Entourage minivan
camping Colorado and adjacent states one weekend at a time
pgandw is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2021, 10:39 AM   #5
Senior Member
Semperfi24's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Maryland
Posts: 924
Back when we had the issue, and before mounting them inside a "truck box", we swapped out the ones that came with it for a buckle, similar, but not necessarily these:

2023 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali
2020 Cherokee Arctic Wolf 287BH
Semperfi24 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:53 AM.