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Old 06-12-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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2014 Eagle Battery box rail mod

Hi, I just bought a 2014 Eagle 314BDS a few days ago. I have been an RV'er years prior. One of the new things I had to learn about using a TT is that you dont just hook up the TT to the ball. You have to have a weight distribution hitch. After doing some research ( that is technical talk for "Googling" :hihi: ). I bought a Husky Centerline hitch, the issue with this hitch is that the spring brackett must be 30" +/- 0.5" away from the hitch mount center point and the 2nd battery rail prevents this from happening, otherwise I would have to mount behind it and that would place it at ~32".

I have emailed Husky tech info and they replied back with "Unfortunately there is no room to play you really need to be at the 30 inch mark".

So my question. Can I cut the battery support bracket, is it a structural supporting member for the A-frame?
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:15 PM   #2
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It isn't a structural support so yeah you can cut it and make a new one. Make sure it is welded or bolted on good.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:39 PM   #3
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I am welding it. Thanks for the input!
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:30 PM   #4
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Had the same exact thing happen to me when setting up my WDH. I cut off one of the angle iron brackets the ground down the left over weld and painted the spots. Went to Lowes picked up a new piece of angle iron measured/cut and smoothed the sharp edges then hit it with paint. I just drilled and ran self tapper hex head screws into the new location. I must add that my issue was with the LP tank mount not the battery but same thing/fix regardless.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:59 PM   #5
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Post the weld job
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:02 PM   #6
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FWIW, I used a Reese Straightline weight distributing hitch with Sway control on my 314BDS, and it fits just fine without any mods needed.
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