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Old 06-24-2018, 02:08 PM   #1
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20FQ dual battery install?

Hi folks...
We have a 2013 Creekside 20FQ and I would like to add a second battery box up front. Stock setup is one 12volt in regular battery box.
Just wondering if anyone has added a second battery to the 20FQ?
Space between the frame rails and propane tanks is really tight, then add the sway bar chain binders in there and there isn't a lot of room.. :-(
Any ideas, pictures would be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks!
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Old 06-24-2018, 02:51 PM   #2
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Why not add the second battery in a compartment or inside space? If you use a sealed battery, there's no reason it couldn't be inside. It wouldn't contribute to tongue weight and would be more secure.
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Old 06-24-2018, 02:53 PM   #3
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Hi Chuck. Looking at some online photos of the front of the '13 20fq your trailer appears to be built very much like mine. I can only fit two group 24 batteries and with the battery boxes they are a very tight fit with no extra side to side, front to back movement. Hope this photo helps.
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Old 06-24-2018, 08:27 PM   #4
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20FQ dual battery install.

Thanks for the replies!

BFlinn181 - I hadn't thought about using "sealed" batteries, but space in the pass-through is at a premium, so I wanted to keep them up front.

60sumtin - Thanks for the photo. I did end up doing the same as you. I was able to move things around a bit and by trimming the box lids somewhat, I was able to get 2 group 24 boxes in there!

Thanks again guys... Safe travels!!
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Glad to hear it worked out for you. Cheers.
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Outdoor RV has a filler that covers the original battery frame and has room for four batteries.
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Outdoor RV has a filler that covers the original battery frame and has room for four batteries.
Thanks but I'm not familiar with the filler. Is the purpose of it to move the batteries on top of the tongue frame rather than between where they sit now and if so what about the WD brackets? The brackets can't be moved nor can the propane tanks. Due to the curve of the front wall and brackets any replacement battery would have to be much slimmer and/or shorter than the current 24s. IMHO ORV made the tongues too short but they are what they are.
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two GC2's

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Hi folks...
We have a 2013 Creekside 20FQ and I would like to add a second battery box up front. Stock setup is one 12volt in regular battery box.
Just wondering if anyone has added a second battery to the 20FQ?
Space between the frame rails and propane tanks is really tight, then add the sway bar chain binders in there and there isn't a lot of room.. :-(
Any ideas, pictures would be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks!
Chuck...
Hi, I originally tried a 4 battery box but it would not fit (just).

This plastic type for golf cart batteries:
https://www.fisheriessupply.com/acco...ID=3229188&p=1

I ended up using the two battery version (6 volt x 2).
Gives around 225ah.
I've been happy with that so far and haven't had any issues.

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ioski, if you don't mind my asking what size of 6v batteries did you purchase? Thanks.
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ioski, if you don't mind my asking what size of 6v batteries did you purchase? Thanks.
Hi 60sumtin, I do not have the exact measurements if you are talking dimensions of the batteries but, mine are the GC2 batteries you can purchase at Costco (interstate). Costco doesn't show them on their website, so you'll have to visit a store. Sam's Club has GC2's but they are duracell.

I put the batteries into a battery box:
Battery Box for (2) GC2 Batteries, 15-1/16"L x 10-15/16"W x 12-7/8"H
This is probably the outside dimensions but will give you an idea of the battery size (they just fit with very little gap if any).

I contemplated two 12V but figured I like the higher amp draw performance of the 6V's when I need to use my inverter.

Hopefully, this is the information you need?

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Thanks. That'll do. Like yourself I'd prefer a pair of 6 volts so maybe after these expire.
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