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Old 03-08-2019, 11:05 AM   #1
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Dual 6V golf cart batteries on White Hawk

Today I finished replacing the single 12V battery on our 2018 White Hawk 26RK with two 6V golf cart batteries. The factory cables were too short to reach the batteries, so I used a dual PowerPost cable connector to connect the factory cables, and the two cables I built to reach the batteries. I did not want to mess with the factory cable connectors. That way we can go back to factory settings and a single battery if we ever decide to upgrade the trailer, without have to cut and replace cable terminals. While I was at it, I also added a battery disconnect to the battery box. I "borrowed" part of this idea from an installation I saw at another forum.







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Old 03-08-2019, 11:26 AM   #2
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Nice clean installation! I would use some shrink tubing on the open ends of the insulation tubing so water doesn't collect in there.
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Nice clean installation! I would use some shrink tubing on the open ends of the insulation tubing so water doesn't collect in there.
Thank you. The insulation tubing is open at the bottom so the water will just go trough it, but I like your idea. I did spray all the terminals and cable ends with silicon to prevent corrosion.
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Old 03-09-2019, 05:29 AM   #4
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Very clean. Thanks for sharing. Now you've got me thinking. Honey, can I have the checkbook?? Please.....
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Old 03-09-2019, 10:13 AM   #5
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It's a nice installation!


I have a suggestion- Mount the disconnect switch so that the handle points DOWN in normal operation. It might avoid an accidental shutdown.

Also, if the disconnect switch handle detaches when the switch is off (mine does), put a tether of some kind on it, so it doesn't get lost or grow legs.


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Old 03-09-2019, 10:33 AM   #6
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carloss,

Welcome to JOF

Battery bank installation looks great and will enhance boondocking trips.

Incorporating the battery supports over the top of the A-frame has it's advantages, especially not having to deal with re-locating the OEM wire bundle crossing over the existing support rails.

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Old 03-09-2019, 10:52 AM   #7
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That's an awesome box. I wish that I had picked one up when I converted to two 6V.
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Looks nice. I would, otherwise it would drive me nuts, paint the battery box support beams black so they match the trailer frame. Just my .02.
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:35 PM   #9
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Looks nice. I would, otherwise it would drive me nuts, paint the battery box support beams black so they match the trailer frame. Just my .02.
Yes my OCD wants me to paint the support beams black.
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Very nice1 Where did you find the battery box?
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