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Old 05-25-2011, 08:57 AM   #15
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Here is mine with 2 group 27 batteries and a small propane tank- purchased at Tractor Supply- $99
Wow, I like the looks of that box (with the two batteries and propane tank), but, don't batteries get hot? Should they be contained so tightly with the propane tank? Marg

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Old 05-25-2011, 09:17 AM   #16
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How did you secure the box to your frame?

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Old 05-25-2011, 09:25 AM   #17
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The batteries do not get any hotter than they would in a battery box sitting on your tongue.
I installed 6 vents along side,back and bottom so it is cooler than sitting in the conventional battery box. No heat issues.
The box is attached with a "U" bolt which runs on each side of the frame up into the box and bolted. I installed a thin piece of plywood to give the bolt some area to "bite" other than the plastic box bottom. I think they were 4" bolts because the frame is 3"
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