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Old 06-10-2017, 11:38 PM   #1
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Hybrid Trailer Battery upgrade

My 05' 23B came with one regular 12V battery and 2 propane tanks.

I am going to upgrade to 6V Golf Cart batteries, and not sure if it is crazy enough to get six pieces of 6V batteries

It would definitely increase the tongue weight. Is there any disadvantage?

How many of who have a Hybrid Trailer has done the 6V batteries upgrade? How many batteries do you have?
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Hybrid Trailer Battery upgrade

I have the 6V upgrade, just two of them. Works pretty well. Having 4 would be great but man that's a lot of batteries at 67lbs ea.

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I have 6-6's on the tongue. Talked to Jayco about it before I did it and they said it would handle it.. and it has for the last 7 years
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If I was doing this for four 6V batteries i would want them next to the trailer front. This would give more frame support for extending the battery box out on both ends of the trailer trailer frame.. The down side of this of course your sloping front may not allow for opening the battery box. TORKLIFT has the slide off battery box lids verses the ones that are hinged to go up...

Have no idea what would be involved with moving the propane tanks on your trailer...

Just a thought on my part...

My three batteries have just started to go bad on me last season so I will be using the same battery guide angles to mount a battery box for 4 each of the 6VDC GC2 batteries across the trailer tongue of my trailer setup...

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I have 6-6's on the tongue. Talked to Jayco about it before I did it and they said it would handle it.. and it has for the last 7 years
What did Jayco say? Did they tell you the max tongue weight?

Anyway, this convince me to put 6-6's on my HT
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Does the ventilation important to the deep cycle batteries? I guess the solar panel for this will connect to a fan. I am planning to build my battery box with wood, and will probably leave the bottom somehow with open, so get more ventilation. Putting a solar fan will probably an opinion.

Any opinion on the battery's ventilation? Thanks.
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I have the 6V upgrade, just two of them. Works pretty well. Having 4 would be great but man that's a lot of batteries at 67lbs ea.


I moved the propane tanks forward after removing the original battery box. So I will have more room at the back my 6-6's setup. Would this be a good idea?
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Getting into the wiring stage soon. I am going to use six pieces 6V battery to setup a 12V batteries bank. Two 6V will be serial collected as a group (becoming a 12V battery). Then, three group of 12V will be parallel connected together.



My question is when connecting to the load/charge. Is there any different between the following case A, B, and C? Someone said, in case B will have a better balance charging. Is that necessary to be true? Or what does the major different between A, B, C? Thanks.
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Almost got it. The best performance will come by connecting an equal length of cable from each 12Volt output to a common connector. Make sure ALL the wire used is the same AWG size. Each battery will receive equal charging/discharging, well almost. I would fuse the output of each 12 volt bank.

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A would be the best choice it uses all of the battery bank equally..
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