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Old 06-17-2011, 06:03 PM   #1
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19H dual battery upgrade

Just upgraded to dual batteries on our new 19H. Used the existing battery tray, bent the sides flat and built a subframe out of 1 1/2" angle aluminum, riveting each corner together. Wired in parallel of course and works great. Let me know if you'd like additional pictures of the frame, would be happy to share...

Great forum, look forward to sharing and learning!
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:47 PM   #2
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Rick,

What brand/type/size batteries did you go with?

Also, what was the outside width (at the bottom) of the "new" battery box you used? Looks like you have two different brands of boxes.

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Bob,

Original battery (came w/TT) is an Interstate #SRM-24 550 CCA deep cycle and added a Kirkland 550 CCA grp 24 deep cycle. Good eye on the different boxes, additional box is a Noco Snap Top I bought at O'Reilly's auto parts. Width at bottom of box is 7 1/2 in.

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Old 06-17-2011, 10:20 PM   #4
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Rick,

Ok, I see you went with 12V Marine/RV batteries thus the parallel wiring, and having the additional amp capacity will be nice. I went with two Interstate 6V GC2-XHD deep cycle batteries for my AMP upgrade (https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=2752.

I originally wanted to purchase two NOCO 6V GC-2 deep cycle boxes (HM306BK) because the top gas vents are covered, but the tech at NOCO told me that the box width at the bottom was 7 3/4" , which wouldn't fit within my 7 1/2" support opening. I ended up going with two Power House A/T boxes that were 7 1/2" wide. Both of these NOCO and Power House boxes were 1" taller than the standard group 24 boxes for the additional height of the 6V, but it sounds like the NOCO tech gave me a bum steer .

Clean installation on your battery upgrade, can't even see the cables, and I like how you modified the battery base with minimal alterations.

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You did great, I have been wanting to do this.
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