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Old 03-11-2016, 10:30 PM   #1
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Moving propane tanks forward

I have an X21M TT that I want to change from the single size 24 battery that it came with to 2 Trojan 31XHS 12v batteries in a Torklift A7708R battery box. The problem is limited room on the A Frame. Presently there is only a 6 inch space between the front of the TT and the dual propane bottles. The propane bottles are 1 inch behind the tongue jack. My plan is to move the propane bottles forward, which should give me just enough space for the new battery box mounted on top of the A Frame. I would appreciate any lessons learned from anyone who has made this change. I realize that this change will increase the tongue weight but as I am pulling the relatively light (6,000 lbs.) trailer with a F250 and use a WDH hitch this should not be a problem.

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Old 03-12-2016, 06:30 AM   #2
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I did this mod on my old StarCraft AR-One moved the propane tank mount forward and added the torklift sliding top battery box and another battery.

I also changed from a single propane tank to a two tank system at the same time.

I did have a power tongue jack already on the trailer.

I did not notice any difference towing from before. I was using a WDH setup.

Go for it I think you will like the mod I know I sure did!

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I just got my Jay Feather changed to two batteries but used group 27 boxes and batteries. From the box to the front wall I left 1" for flexing of the A-Frame. I still have about 8" from the propane tray to the Power Jack.
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