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Posted: 03/04/12 06:43am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thinking about putting my battery bank on some type of sliding tray so I can slide them in and out to check water,condition and so on of the batteries. Anyone else buy or fabricate a slider for their batteries-how about some pictures.

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Posted: 03/04/12 10:28am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know it is a good idea because most of the people in the GMC group have done this. I don't know if this tray will fit your 5er at all, but it is a start. See it here.

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Posted: 03/04/12 10:41am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have built several
here are pix of the last one, used for a portable generator, but was tested with 4 GC batteries
slides are rated at 500#

www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/24909976.cfm

* This post was edited 03/04/12 03:33pm by MrWizard *


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Posted: 03/04/12 11:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Side Frame Pull Out Battery Trays




This company offers roller bearing type trays, different sizes.

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Posted: 03/04/12 12:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My only concern would be not to interfere with the ability of the installed batteries inside the trailer compartments to properly vent battery fumes to the outside vent and to allow for over-flow battery drainage to the ground under trailer.

A pull-out tray would be great for me to use if those fuming and over-flo conditions were also met. It would be a tricky install for my fifth wheel inside compartment battery install with-out cutting an new access door in the side of the trailer. My batteries are installed in individual sealed and vented battery cases below the opening of my front large access door. I have to remove four screws per battery box to pull a lid to check my battery water level. Thanks goodness for my "smart mode" charging converter as evertime I check the water level is always ok... All of that would have to be changed to support a pull-out tray for me.


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