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Old 01-13-2016, 08:02 AM   #11
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I have access to 1/4"thick aluminum laminate solid polypropylene core material used in making signs. It's light, strong and painted white. 5'x 8' sheets, free and won't hold water. I'll give that a try. One of my concerns is the design of the storage compartments, The sheet metal is very thin and the bottom is attached by a folded joint, there are only supports across the bottom but they don't run up the sides for support to anything substantial. The battery is about 80 lbs, the inverter is another 50 or so. I worry bumps on the road will cause the folded joints on the bottom to fail.
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Old 01-13-2016, 08:38 AM   #12
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Like a "J" channel lap joint I assume. Sounds like you may have to find another place. I'd be concerned with that lap joint giving out.
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Old 01-13-2016, 09:36 AM   #13
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me too. I could mount the inverter next to the converter inside and the battery by itself in a compartment outside. My other problem is how to wire it into the 12v converter so the inverter isn't trying to charge a battery through the converter.
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does everyone carry this much stuff?
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Old 01-19-2016, 05:21 PM   #15
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does everyone carry this much stuff?
Ahhhh, yup!!
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Old 03-06-2016, 04:50 PM   #16
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I read this thread carefully, because I too want to add a couple of batteries in the storage box next to the battery box of my Greyhawk 29MV (class c). I went to the coach, crawled under, and found that my storage boxes hang from the floor. I called my dealer, and the parts fella stated the storage boxes on my coach are all rated at 150 lbs total capacity per bin.

The two AGM 12 volt batteries I'm looking at have a total weight of 130 lbs. I have considered running some steel straps from the floor, under the storage bins back up the other side to the floor for the assurance that bumps and the weight of both batteries will not jar anything loose.

What do y'all think ...???
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could work if you have access to floor on top to mount them with top plates for strength
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Old 03-07-2016, 06:24 AM   #18
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Wilson,

Any re-enforcement should help. I would think the weak link will be the fasteners to the floor and not the roto-mould box. If you could fasten to the coach floor in another location and with big fender washers, I think you would increase capacity.
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Old 03-11-2016, 12:31 PM   #19
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6v. battery install

Under a storage bay on my 2015 Greyhawk. installed 2 6v. batteries in it....next to original 12v. slide out bay, 12v. house battery discarded...on other storage bays just laid down 1x4 cedar boards to distribute the weight.
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