Originally Posted by RedHorse1
I'm with Camper, prolly for propane tanks (don't see anyplace else for em). I bought a second batt box which sat on the floor just inside the door. Batt went there while TT was stored. I put the box in the garage (home) while traveling. I figured the box kept the batt from sitting directly on the floor.
The tanks on OP's trailer are behind a little hatch in the front of the trailer. You can just barely see them in the picture up under there.
The reason for my assumption is that another user on the forum found the rack that OP's tanks are sitting on (because his tanks are on the rack up front) and decided it was a great place to put a set of batteries; tucked up under the camper nice and neat.
So I'm assuming that the frames are produced with racks in BOTH locations, and the factory just installs the tanks wherever they're supposed to be for that particular model. Then the frames can be standard parts and mass produced quickly, and the trailers can be assembled quickly without having to modify the frame for alternatively located propane or battery racks.
My GMC was this way. It was a 1/2T gas 5.3L model, and had a second battery tray in the engine bay. Of course there was no reason a 1500 gasser would ever need a 2nd battery, it was a holdover from the diesel trucks. Standardization of parts saves a lot of time and money for manufacturers.
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