Hi, it's me again with the 1972 Minit and lots of questions.
So here's my question: Why can't you put the battery inside the camper? I'm sure there's a reason why no-one does... but can someone fill me in? Because if I can do it I'd save a LOT of room!
ha ha ha I have my full size battery inside now and am going to put it in the tongue!
To answer the question, you can put it inside but you will have to by a sealed-vented box and vent to outside.
I put one in last spring, and unfortunately the only place it will fit on my 13 foot boler
is under the rear bench seat and because it requires to get latches from both ends of the box, it has to be in the center of this storage area so I lost all that room for packing other things.
It required that I drill a 2 inch hole un floor to accept box vent spout (did not use the plastic hose that came with box.
I also made sure that the battery box was placed so it was sitting over the frame because of the weight
of the battery and secured this to the floor with 2-3/8 bolts and large 2 inch fender washers.
The box I got, came with a vent that is suppose to screw into the wall and the plastic hose (unused becuse it is too short) will vent but I just placed the vent inside the battery box over the hole in box and then built up teh remaining floor of the box with 1/4 strips of cedar so battery will sit level and above vent and head of bolts.
As I said, it took up almost the whole area due to the need to center it in access hole so all I could pack in was verious hoses and wires but it seamed such a waste of space.
I am going to place the box on tongue.
My trailer jack is in the front of tongue, and the gas bottle is there but if I hold build the battery rack right there should be 1/2 inch clearance from tongue and bottle.