Originally Posted by Levinehikeski
I wouldn't use 1/4" self tapping screws to hold a battery in, let alone 2 6volt! That's some weight! I would suggest welding (my tray will be when I get it) that would be the best and then you won't have fastener heads to deal with on the inside or to leak. You spent a lot on your trailer, I assume, don't cheap out now. 😎
I was looking at moving stuff around up front to make room (weight distributing hitch brackets are RIGHT IN THE DANG WAY!!) and LabMan is right, Jayco uses self-tapping screws to hold the propane bracket on. Maybe they ARE good enough to mount the box.
I got a 48 x 15 x 15 box, and I don't think it'll fit with the WDH brackets and tanks. I'm now looking at a truck tool box at Lowes that'll fit (front-to-back is 12", that'll work), has waaay plenty of room, but might look a little weird without a pickup truck under it. Just sayin...
I'm planning on two GC2 golf cart 6 volt batteries, which Interstate says are 11-1/2" high, is that the size batteries you all are using?? I'm a little concerned about shorting out with a box that's 12" high, they usually have some reinforcement in the lid. Had a battery actually explode for that reason years ago... BANG!!