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Old 05-09-2013, 12:23 PM   #1
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Question Battery box Lockdown

I would like to lock the battery(box) to the frame some way. Currently it is held in place by the strap and the way the battery box is positioned on the frame. I would like to at least slow anyone who thinks they need it more than I do down and peace of mind traveling as there ARE a few bumpy spots on the roads. Have not had any problem with it but trying to be proactive. I have looked locally and on line and nothing seems to be available. Should I just go ahead and get creative???

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Old 05-09-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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I ordered one from here:

http://www.b-drvbatterylock.com/

It arrived promptly, and fitted perfectly. Problem solved, for about $29.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:01 PM   #3
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Thanks,
I just got one ordered for me and one for a friend. I suspect some other friends may be ordering in the near future based on campfire conversations.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:01 PM   #5
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When I bought my HTT, the dealer secured the box to the mounting braces via a couple of sheet metal screws through the plastic box and into the framing. I made a few days ago a brace, which will lock the battery into the box, via a couple of security screws. When it stops raining (Sunday/Monday) I will get it installed and take a few pictures.
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That looks waaaayyyyy easy to make!
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:55 AM   #7
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Put piece of 1/4 plywood in the bottom then screw self drilling sheet metal screws thru the plywood and the bottom of the battery box into the plate the battery sits on . You may want to be sure there a couple of drain hole in the bottom also. Larry
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It looks like your 242 trailer has the propane tank to close to the front of the trailer to do what I would want to do. Maybe the propane tank could be moved closer to the front of the tongue. I would need around 14 or so inches to mount one of these side mount 48-inch wide diamond plate tool boxes. This will hold up to four each GC2 6-volt golf cart batteries.

Lots of folks have done this and like what they got.



I would mount this 48-inch wide metal lockable box in this location on your trailer tongue...






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That box is very nice ! We just use 7 ft. cable from Lowes wrapped around the battery/frame with a pad lock.
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Just keep in mind the thieves tools of choice is these two items. It will only take a few seconds to remove straps and PAD locks. My way of thinking is to install a locking metal box that is mounted to your frame using rounded head stove bolts on the bottom. You of course cannot install any secure method to keep them from stealing your batteries but you can slow them down and perhaps that will be just enough for them to go steal your neighbors battery.



Again the best defense I have learned over the years is to slow them down or install things out-of-sight out-of-mind...

Now how long do you really think this prime choice item would last at an unattended camp site...


just my thoughts...
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