Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-07-2015, 07:16 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
gazingm42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 291
Screwing down battery box

I am considering screwing down my battery box to the trailer. I have my battery located in the rear of the 2 propane bottles, close to the trailer front. It has 2 angle iron "rails" which would allow 2 boxes. I am thinking
about putting a few screws into the bottom of the battery box to secure them to the trailer.

Any thoughts on why this is a bad idea?
__________________

__________________
TT: Dutchmen 2014 261BHS
TV: Ram 3500 6.4 HEMI, 3.73 6ft bed 2014.
gazingm42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-07-2015, 07:46 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
L.C.Gray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
Posts: 336
Make sure the heads of the screws holding the box aren't exposed in a way that they will wear a hole into the battery case. If you shoot screws straight down you can cut a piece to cover the screw heads.
I'm pondering a similar thing, that is drilling a drain hole in the bottom of my winch battery box on my car hauler as it keeps catching and holding rainwater.

The designed em to be leak proof, mainly for boats, but I can't see how it would be any different having a drain than it is any about every car you see that has no box.
__________________

__________________
2011 F-250 Sooper Dooty 4x4 "Menthol"
2010 Sunset Creek 267 RL "Not Far"
(Not far sale, not far lease, not far rent, not far loan and not far from home)
L.C.Gray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2015, 06:15 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
padre44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Clarksville, TN
Posts: 226
Mine came screwed down. I did drill some drain holes because water can get in through the vents in the top of the case. Also got a metal lock strap set up to prevent theft. Also installed a battery cut-off switch to prevent battery drain while stored. See link for locking strap:

12 Volt Battery Bracket
__________________
padre44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2015, 10:13 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
gazingm42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 291
Thanks for the idea padre...
__________________
TT: Dutchmen 2014 261BHS
TV: Ram 3500 6.4 HEMI, 3.73 6ft bed 2014.
gazingm42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2015, 10:33 AM   #5
IC2
Senior Member
 
IC2's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 1,886
On one of the long gone TTs we had, I used some 1/4" carriage bolts with one size larger fender washers to clear the squared off sections to hold the battery box on the angles. I also made up a wood spacer to keep the battery away from the bolt heads as well as provide better drainage.
__________________
Dave W along with my DW, Susan and our poodlepups, Callie & Molly,2011 Ford F250 6.7 CCLB, 5er Hitch Option w/B&W Hitch,,Ride Rite air bags, 2014 Montana High Country 343RL (38')
IC2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
battery, scr



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Battery box inspection Beagle RC Air Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 0 05-23-2015 07:56 PM
Easy Upgrade to Battery Compartment kmghmg Class A Motorhome Discussions 5 12-23-2014 07:09 AM
Fixin' the battery shut down issue ..... finally Karlos National RV Owner's Forum 2 07-21-2014 03:52 AM
73' Sportscoach Dual Battery Isolator Problem crosby716 Vintage RV's 7 01-30-2014 01:26 PM
Flashing Battery Light DonL Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 1 01-16-2014 04:58 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.