We have an entry level TT with cheap Interstate battery. I'd like to upgrade to a pair of 6V golf cart batteries but don't seem to have enough room on the battery rack on the trailer's tongue. I could have the battery rack re-welded to possibly give enough space. The other idea I had was to put the batteries in the front storage compartment. Do I need to be concerned with gas generation from the batteries, spills, etc? Is this a bad idea? Has anyone else done this?
2011 Heartland TrailRunner 26'
2006 GMC Yukon XL Denali
4 kids and a yellow lab
There are lots of threads here on building your own battery box. Yes, gas buildup is a risk and the box must be isolated from the RV and vented to the outside. It should be lined and sealed so a potential leak of acid is contained.
If you have the room on the tongue with only some minor modifications, it might be the best route.
1993 Ford E-350 pushed by a 1988 Wilderness 24' TT
Evening ..the battery mount on the tongue of my TT is a welded mount & room for one battery strapped in sideways. I took 5/4 x 6" pressure treated lumber, cut em the width of the frame & screwed em to the frame. Turned the batteries to run longways (front to back). Secured em with eye bolts & bungie cords.
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