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November 9, 2016
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My husband had to get creative when we decided to change to two 6v “golf cart” batteries. The LP tanks were mounted to there wasn’t enough space left between them and the front of the trailer to just add a new, dual, battery box. The 6 v batteries are just a bit taller than 12 v too, so that just added to the fun. He ended up making a support for one of the batteries, to off-set it a bit and

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make things fit. It’s still so tight we don’t bother to lock that box, someone would have to be very determined to remove that battery just on
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a whim. If you look closely, you can just about see the plug for the Zamp in the left battery photo. It is so much easier than opening the battery box and clipping the leads on as we did with our first solar set-up.

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November 9, 2016
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Thanks for the write up. I’ve seen a lot of other people who have added golf cart batteries to their travel trailers. What did your husband end up making the second battery support out of?

November 9, 2016
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He used angle iron, bolted together, which had worked well when he had to rebuild the LP support on our first pop-up. I painted it with Rustoleum this year, too.

June 30, 2017
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kitphantom said
My husband had to get creative when we decided to change to two 6v “golf cart” batteries. The LP tanks were mounted to there wasn’t enough space left between them and the front of the trailer to just add a new, dual, battery box. The 6 v batteries are just a bit taller than 12 v too, so that just added to the fun. He ended up making a support for one of the batteries, to off-set it a bit and

left-battery.jpgImage Enlarger
make things fit. It’s still so tight we don’t bother to lock that box, someone would have to be very determined to remove that battery just on
right-battery.jpgImage Enlarger
a whim. If you look closely, you can just about see the plug for the Zamp in the left battery photo. It is so much easier than opening the battery box and clipping the leads on as we did with our first solar set-up.  

I love the concept of using solar energy for vehicles. The future of cars could be solar. But I am not sure how compatible cars are with solar power. My friend tried powering three electric vehicles with home’s solar array and an extension cord.

Solar is the future and one need to harness maximum out of it. Last day I was going through an article on 5 interesting solar power trends to watch in 2017 http://www.cestarcollege.com/b…..h-in-2017/

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