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Teleman

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Posted: 11/11/21 06:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just bought a LifePo battery to replace my two lead acid deep cycle batteries and I'm having trouble finding a hold down tray for it. It measures 20.5x9.4x8.5 inchs. The bottom is 19"x9". Any ideas?

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Posted: 11/11/21 10:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Teleman wrote:

I just bought a LifePo battery to replace my two lead acid deep cycle batteries and I'm having trouble finding a hold down tray for it. It measures 20.5x9.4x8.5 inchs. Any ideas?


got any pictures of where the batteries were?

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Hi,

Roll your own. Make sure it is well ventilated li hate heat.


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Posted: 11/11/21 12:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This box should work for you.

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StirCrazy wrote:

Teleman wrote:

I just bought a LifePo battery to replace my two lead acid deep cycle batteries and I'm having trouble finding a hold down tray for it. It measures 20.5x9.4x8.5 inchs. Any ideas?


got any pictures of where the batteries were?

Steve

No but they are behind the grill and separated from the engine by a firewall as it's a Class A motorhome.

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Boon Docker wrote:

This box should work for you.

I prefer a tray if that's ok. The battery will get wet but that shouldn't be a problem correct?

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A wet battery is no problem.
I looked, but could not find a tray that size or even close to that size.

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Boon Docker wrote:

A wet battery is no problem.
I looked, but could not find a tray that size or even close to that size.

Me neither. I guess most RVs have slide out trays for batteries large enough to accomodate these big guys. I was surprised my house batteries were up front under the hood when I bought it.

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Yes, there are a lot of slide out trays about that size.
Maybe find a heavy duty plastic tote, cut the top part off and use the bottom for a tray. Or get a welder to make you one out of diamond plate or aluminum.

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I currently have a 4D case sized AGM. It sits on the stock tray which held 2 12V grp 24 batterys. I have at least another 5 years estimated for the AGM 4D but I think a 200ah LifePo will be in my future. It will fit the stock tray on the 5er.


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