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Old 10-01-2012, 07:55 PM   #1
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extra battery weight

I am going to set up my batteryies to two six volt. So in doing this I will be adding 63 lbs for the battery. and maybe 25 lbs making a metal frame to hold the other battery. I will be adding a little over 85 more pounds. Anyone see a real big problem here? Stan
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:20 PM   #2
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generally speaking, no... but the answer really depends on where and how you plan on mounting your new box and battery.

to the chasis frame? rv flooring? welding or bolts?
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Eventhough I have my arc welder not more than 10 ft away, and have been certified 30 years ago, I will be using bolts to attach the support to the chassis. Will use the arc welder to mfg the box, as bolts will get in the way of the battery. When it cools off here in Southern Calif I will do my project. Stan
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Tongue weight is typically not a bad thing as long as you aren't near the limits. Hard to say without your camper specs. And even with...well...follow the rules of 10-20% of trailer weight on the tongue....

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I called Jayco before I added my 6-6 volt batteries to the tongue. They said it should not be a problem but to watch the heat from welding as it could affect the heat treating of the A frame.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:44 PM   #6
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snip......follow the rules of 10-20% of trailer weight on the tongue....snip
Actually most Automotive, RV, and WDH manufactures recommend 10% to 15% of the loaded TT/HTT weight for the loaded tongue weight.., and 15% to 25% for a FW.

But since we are talking about a Class C MH, the percentages are moot.

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