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Old 04-18-2011, 07:47 PM   #1
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Tool Box Mod complete. Pics attached.

FINALLY got the weather and the time to do this. Turned out great. Attached with square bottom u-bolts. Battery fitts easily into battery box. Unfortunately, the top wont fit, but I am goimg to find some terminal covers to take care of that. Finally, all my towing things where they should be....
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:50 PM   #2
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Looks nice! Do you have a way to vent the battery?
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:39 PM   #3
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Thanks. The box has two slots on each side that were meant to be used to mount the box to a truck bed. They are about a half an inch wide by about 4 inches long. I figured they would allow enough venting.
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:03 AM   #4
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You might check out the battery box tops for some 5th wheel trailers. They have a vent hose comming out of the top that you could use if you cut a 2in hole in the back side of the box. That way there will be no corrosive fumes in your box to destroy things.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:40 AM   #5
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I'm pretty sure that batteries only produce fumes when they are being charged. So i guess the only time the battery would be charging is when I am towing or plugged in? Unfortunatley, thats not as often as I would like. I will definately keep an eye on this and if it seems to be causing a problem, I will go to plan "B" (whatever that is!). But, seriously, thanks for the vented top idea. I will look into it.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:47 PM   #6
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Nice storage box mod.., room for all kinds of stuff!

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Old 10-22-2011, 07:25 AM   #7
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I like the idea as well... I'm wanting to install two GP-27 batteries in a JAYCO X213 when I get it this spring... I have looked at the vent covers in the 5th wheel inside battery mounts and i think that is what I will probably do. The X213 has a bunkbed room just on the other side of the front wall with a nice 10" ledge that runs the whole the length of the trailer front. This is another possible place if I install my batteries inside the trailer. I am already working up mods to use have the bunkbed room for an radio/computer/office area. Only two of us using the tailer and dont need the the two bunk beds at all...

Nice job on installing the tool box - just what I had in mind. I'm guessing you did not have to move the propane tanks up any... I saw several of these boxes on display at PEPBOY the other day...
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Tool box Mod

I found a Better Built box like the Kobalt Villain 2000 used for his mod at home depot for $80 (that is their new price all the time) and am going to mount similar to Villain's. Waiting on a buddy who can build a drop bracket to lower my batteries under the upper edge of the frame rail, then cut a trap door into the bottom of the toolbox to access the batteries for maintenance. Can't wait to get it done to move my outside equipment outside.

Thanks for the mod idea!
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Those feet that are supporting the trailer tongue in the first picture are interesting, where did you get them, Camping World?
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I'm guessing you had to move the box out just a tad so it will open enough to slip the heavy batteries into place. Looks like the curve of the trailer front almost is in the way for the lid to open up all the way... I definately want to mount at least two T105s in a box like this on my X213 I'm planning on getting this spring...
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