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Old 02-15-2019, 01:57 PM   #1
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Need 6VDC GC-2 type hold down brackets

Hi Folks Just replace all four house batteries- 6 vdc flooded batteries with the same GC-2 type flooded. This bracket has a larger hole for the 10" threaded rod. The bracket has a 90 degree bend that fits on the edge of the battery and a smaller hole fits into the off center tab located on the top sides of the battery. The part look like a cross and fits in the palm of my hand.


I haven't been unable to find these hold down brackets anywhere. All of mine are missing the plastic cover to stop battery chafing and are rusted some broke.
Any suggestions?


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We secured our new "6 vdc flooded batteries" using large zip ties.
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a picture would have been nice. but my first wild guess would be to possibly get some metal or aluminum channel or flat stock from the hardware store and see if you can bend it into what you want. you may have to drill a hole or two in it. this stuff is only a couple of dollars or so and comes in various dimensions and thicknesses. or possible some steel plumbers tape anchored to the floor on each side and laid across the top of the batteries. you could even cut it in the top middle so there are two pieces of it. go get a right angle support bracket and screw one to each strap with the 90 degree bend pointing up. they use a bolt and nut through the side that point up to tighten and secure it so the batteries don'e move. you could put a set of these straps one end end of the battery and the cost would be under $10. just thoughts
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Thanks for the Tie wraps and angle aluminum stock ideas...these were my plan B options. I will keep looking for now.
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I have 8 of the tie down brackets I'd sell. Shoot me a message at kevint@warp9racing.com and I can send you a picture of them
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One of our members makes stainless battery hold-downs (& rods).
I replaced mine with them years ago. High quality, no rust.
Bruce Plumb - Improved RV Parts 417-239-4544
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BTW, he also makes aluminum latch plunger replacements that won't break for our basement bins--including a kit & instructions. Easy and they work great!
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Hi Folks Just replace all four house batteries- 6 vdc flooded batteries with the same GC-2 type flooded. This bracket has a larger hole for the 10" threaded rod. The bracket has a 90 degree bend that fits on the edge of the battery and a smaller hole fits into the off center tab located on the top sides of the battery. The part look like a cross and fits in the palm of my hand.


I haven't been unable to find these hold down brackets anywhere. All of mine are missing the plastic cover to stop battery chafing and are rusted some broke.
Any suggestions?


Thanks
The Rev part number is here: Battery Hold Down Brackets

I bought a pack of 10 hold down bolts from Amazon for $20. Hold Down Bolts

If I wasn't doing a bunch of other work at the same time, I'd have bought the stainless brackets and bolts mentioned in the post above. I have heard nothing but good things about that company.
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Ok Folks thanks for the info...
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I emailed REV and received the following info: battery bracket $6.05 ea. Shipping for 8 pieces is $9.90. I will order these. The link above is another option but in stainless their price is $11 each.
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