Raised Step over Batteries
I just upgraded to two 6 volt golf cart batteries, which are stored under my steps. Problem is: the step well is 1/4" too shallow for the taller batteries. After browsing Home Depot, I bought 2 aluminium rods -- 3/8" diameter X 36", a roll of 3/8" ID clear plastic tubing and 2 bolts, 1/2 longer than the current set.
I cut the rods at 27.5" which left 8.5” and inserted the rods down inside the tubing, with the help of a little liquid soap. Amazingly, the 27.5" x 8.5" square this created fit exactly around the perimeter of the step well. The plastic hose made it a snug fit and will hopefully help seal the battery box. All that remained was bolting it down.
I truly believe God looks out after fools and RVers. Since I am both, I feel double blessed.
Barb (RVM18), Sena (capuchin monkey, RVM Head Mascot) & Lily (Maltese/Yorkie)
2011 Shasta Cynara 230F & 2012 Smart Car toad, 272 watt solar system
The Journey is Our Destination. Full-timing since 5/18/2011 and loving it.