Originally Posted by PackFan
Hey everyone. I picked up a couple of 6V interstate GC2 batteries at Costco today and wanted to find out what battery boxes seem to work best for these. The height looks like it's going to be very tight. Also, what size wire should be used to jump these? I had a post saved and I can't find it anymore.
Thanks in advance!
I just bought the same batteries and ran into a problem mounting them on our 2016 x213. The got two of these battery boxes from Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00316KU6E
There didn't seem to be any other viable options for a box.
The problem was that these boxes don't fit on the tongue battery area without hitting the front of the trailer. I ended up having to cut down the height of the box by about 1/2" and then cutting the top back corner of the box cover at a 45 degree angle and using Gorilla tape to cover the hole. It was a huge pain the butt, and not a very good solution, but unless you make yourself a custom box or leave the batteries uncovered... there's not much else to do about it.
I also added a few more things to the battery setup to make it nicer. I got this battery cutoff switch: http://amzn.com/B005DUUL9W
which is helpful, but the really cool thing was this: http://amzn.com/B013PKYILS
. That shows the exact voltage of the battery and most importantly the amp usage. VERY useful when dry camping.