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Old 08-31-2013, 08:48 PM   #29
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Just an fyi no marine "deep cycle" are truly deep cycle. The plates in the 6v golf cart batteries are much thicker and stand up to true deep discharges. 12v batteries have thin plates in order to provide that high surface area needed for high current for a short time needed to start a vehicle. From what I have read the marine batteries alternate thick and thin and thus are "better" than the pure "starting" battery but will still be killed by a small number of really deep discharges.

For my money if i am getting two batteries they will be the 6v golf cart batteries designed specifically for deep discharge applications.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:53 PM   #30
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FINALLY, I found the 16' with the double battery box.

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John, you'll notice the front jack crank is a side-winder, not a top-winder. I also switched out my top-winder (they're standard on scamps) for a side-winder in hopes of nudging the propane tanks forward to give the battery box a teeny bit more space. You simply cannot move the tanks forward AT ALL with the top-winder w/o whacking your knuckles.

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Old 08-31-2013, 09:36 PM   #31
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Mine is the top winder.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:38 PM   #32
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Mine is the top winder.
Mine was also a top winder, but I removed the handle and threaded the shaft to take nut, which was then welded to the shaft. I now use my cordless electric drill with a 3/4" socket in it to quickly "crank up/down". I also did the same to small scissor jacks that I mounted to the frame just behind the wheels, to level the trailer or change tires quickly.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:43 AM   #33
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The bare batteries will just barely fit but any container i have found adds just enough extra dimension that it won't fit. The lp regulator is bolted to the inside of the frame on the driver side behind the lp bottle in the area where the box would go and further reduces the available space.

You mention "the double battery box" as if it is just a normal option or something. Where did you buy it and do you have it installed yet? Do you have a link? And photos of the install.

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