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Old 09-10-2016, 09:00 AM   #1
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Buying Batteries at Quartzsite

Does anyone know if there is anyone at Quartzsite that sell and installs batteries? I want to switch from 2 12volt to 4 6volt.... It would be nice to have peace of mind knowing the wiring is done right with the right size cabling etc.....

I would do it myself but if I can get someone else to do it why not...

I have looked at Costco and their batteries are 11 1/4 inches high and all I have is 11 inches....

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Quite a few during the winter months but I have no idea if there are any right now. Shop prices as they vary quite a bit. Can't recommend Solar Bill for being cheap
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There are several places but we used Discount Solor when we where in Quartzsite. They had several (12 and 6 volt) brands to choose from and also have the wiring and they will install. They stay very busy and usnually have to make and appointment as they install a lot of Solor. We purshased our first Solor system from them years ago.

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We have used discount solar for many years, both on our camper and on both motorhomes they always have done a great job and at a reasonable price, good people to work with...............
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Are your 12 volt batteries sitting in a channel iron rack or in trays?

Mine were in a rack so I had them take out the rack and install four Costco batteries.

Now I can actually get to them to check water level.
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Gamblers RV Supply in the Rice Ranch section had decent battery prices last year. I don't know if they install.
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Are your 12 volt batteries sitting in a channel iron rack or in trays?

Mine were in a rack so I had them take out the rack and install four Costco batteries.

Now I can actually get to them to check water level.
Mine are on a slide out tray... Problem I am running into is Height I only have 11 inches and Costco Batteries are 11 1/4.... I know I can grind off that 1/4inch but I am not comfortable doing the install anyway
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Yours and mine are the same and it's not a big deal doing it yourself (personally I trust myself to do it right). You might think about cutting the steel face plate up a little or you might get some serious sparks pushing the drawer back. It's not structural. I scored it with a Dremel and bent it off then smoothed, painted and then covered it with a Nylon edge cover. I doubt you'll get a sanitary job out there. IIRC my U-2200's did slide in but I elected to trim anyway. With T-125/145's you HAVE to trim.

I bought my T-145's from Battery Systems in Van Nuys but I'll bet the prices will be higher in Q not to mention having to wait for an appt. and break camp.
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I recommend the gambler at Rice Ranch but doubt that they have batteries now
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Does anyone know if there is anyone at Quartzsite that sell and installs batteries? I want to switch from 2 12volt to 4 6volt.... It would be nice to have peace of mind knowing the wiring is done right with the right size cabling etc.....

I would do it myself but if I can get someone else to do it why not...

I have looked at Costco and their batteries are 11 1/4 inches high and all I have is 11 inches....

Thanks Lee
I doubt you will find standard 6 volt golf cart batteries that are 1/4" shorter in height. I cut 3/8" off the gusset above the battery tray with no adverse effects on structure. I then covered the gusset with a plastic cable cover.

Check the width of your slide out tray as I had to widen mine approximately 1". See pics.
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The trays are different between the 32T and 34H. We can fit 4ea. GC-2's and a piece of 2x4 to shim. I have a friend with a 32T and he's looking at reworking his tray also
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