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Old 06-10-2011, 04:40 PM   #11
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Take a look at the second battery job I did on my 197.
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:59 PM   #12
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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, 08:41 PM   #13
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Rick,

Welcome to the Jayco forums.

Great looking dual battery upgrade. If you get a chance you may want to provide a little write-up with pics over in the Jayco Mods section of the forum.

On Edit: Just caught your post in the "Mods" forum.

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I'm joining the party a little late but here's the dual battery mod I did - along with battery cut off switch. I don't have a welder so I created the frame from 1 1/4" aluminum angle and 3/8" aluminum tread plate. It is held together with self tapping screws.

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Old 07-15-2011, 07:26 PM   #15
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Larry,

Welcome to the Jayco forums, and nice job on the twin battery mod. I suggested the same mod to the OP in an earlier post because he didn't have room within his A-frame for two batteries.

I went to two 6V deep cycle batteries myself earlier this year: https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=2752

Feel free to add your mod in the "Jayco Mods" forum with some detail on your upgrade process, may help others with similar units.

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Old 07-15-2011, 07:30 PM   #16
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Larry, are they Group 24 or 27 Deep Cycle batteries? Look like 24 from the pics, but not sure.
On edit I see this is your first post, so welcome to the forum! You can do an intro if you like in the new member forum.
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:16 PM   #17
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I'm joining the party a little late but here's the dual battery mod I did - along with battery cut off switch. I don't have a welder so I created the frame from 1 1/4" aluminum angle and 3/8" aluminum tread plate. It is held together with self tapping screws.
Very nice!

I've not added a 2nd battery yet, thankfully with swapping all my inside lights with LEDs, my battery is lasting longer then I had expected, giving me more running time! Once I get to doing some longer trips without electricity, I'm sure I'll need to do the same thing you did.

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Since this is my first year with my 19H. What are the reasons you would go to a dual battery set-up ????
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The reason to go with more than one battery is to increase the run time in the camper when you are away from shore power. If you rarely boondock (camp without hookups), then your single battery will serve you just fine - but if you like to get out and camp away from it all - multiple batteries will allow you to run your camper for longer periods of time.
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We had 2 6 volt batteries installed on our trailer when we bought it.
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