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Old 07-06-2005, 04:51 PM   #1
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Just got in my new Magnum invertor that I'm going to install(with some help I hope) this weekend. I also bought 4 T105 batts. I will have to make a battery box for them. I plan on going to Lowes Home Center and buying some kind of tool box or other box as close to the right size as I can for the 4 batts. Then using 2" flex hose to vent to the outside of the camper. All this will be in the basement of my 5er.

Question is: Will this work OK?? I will have a vent out, but do I need fresh air in the box?? Or am I making this too complicated??

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Just got in my new Magnum invertor that I'm going to install(with some help I hope) this weekend. I also bought 4 T105 batts. I will have to make a battery box for them. I plan on going to Lowes Home Center and buying some kind of tool box or other box as close to the right size as I can for the 4 batts. Then using 2" flex hose to vent to the outside of the camper. All this will be in the basement of my 5er.

Question is: Will this work OK?? I will have a vent out, but do I need fresh air in the box?? Or am I making this too complicated??

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Old 07-12-2005, 06:42 PM   #3
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I think as long as you give any gasses a way out you should be safe. They make a lot of plastic storage and tool boxes for small pickup trucks and such, I bet you could find something that fit well and was fairly air tight. I looked at my boxes and they are just vented out nothing fancy 2 inch flex hose to vent. Scotty.
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Old 07-18-2005, 03:45 AM   #4
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I just fininshed installing the new batteries and boxes in the new 5th wheel. I used 2 sealed and vented battery boxes. The standard battery box was vented with a vent mounted on the front of the trailer w/ a 2" hose connecting it to the top of the battery box and a second hose exiting the bottom of the box to underneath the trailer. I installed the same vent setup for the second box. You should be able to do the same, just with a larger box.
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Old 09-06-2005, 07:09 PM   #5
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Dagwood, check out this battery box for the T-105s. I bought one for my two T-105s and they are perfect. I have a little fan that draws air from the box constantly while hooked to shore power. http://www.alliedbattery.com/boxes.htm

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dagwood_73:
Just got in my new Magnum invertor that I'm going to install(with some help I hope) this weekend. I also bought 4 T105 batts. I will have to make a battery box for them. I plan on going to Lowes Home Center and buying some kind of tool box or other box as close to the right size as I can for the 4 batts. Then using 2" flex hose to vent to the outside of the camper. All this will be in the basement of my 5er.

Question is: Will this work OK?? I will have a vent out, but do I need fresh air in the box?? Or am I making this too complicated??

tkx </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Old 09-07-2005, 05:40 AM   #6
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YES, You need fresh air in... the fan idea looks great too.
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Our fiver has a battery compartment just forward of the main storage compartment on the curb side. It holds exactly Four T-105 6V deep cycle batteries.

There was no vent provided in the box so I cut a hole in the front access door and installed a plastic louvered door that I can slide open when we are on site (to allow air when the batteries are being charged) and slide shut when we are traveling.


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