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Old 07-17-2011, 01:25 PM   #15
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Thanks for the info, Francesca.

I believe I will place the battery at the rear of the trailer, beside the spare wheel. Since I had the leaf spring changed on the door side wheel last year, the Boler is actually higher on that side. The extra weight of the battery will somewhat compensate that.

The other reason is that I don't want to overload the tongue. I believe my Boler weighs around 1100 pounds and the weight at the hitch is about 140 pounds with a full propane tank. If we are aiming at 10-15% of the trailer weight, it would be best not to add anymore weight on the tongue, especially that my tow vehicle is not that robust.


Originally Posted by Francesca Knowles View Post
Hi, Francois

I had my battery on my back bumper at first, and the trailer sagged a bit to the side.
A bit of other cargo opposite solved that.
You might be interested to know that I saw a pretty new "Escape" (Trillium Clone) recently, and it came from the factory with two six-volt (6+6=12v) batteries on welded plates on either side of the rear bumper!
It also had two propane tanks lined up one behind the other on the tongue, a configuration I'd never seen before. I presume the arrangement has to do with balance, though I wouldn't depend on a weight source that fluctuates as much as forty pounds for that...
By the way, the Escape is made in Canada, and legal to import to the U.S.A., so it's fair to assume their arrangement is legal in both countries.


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