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Old 02-23-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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My Egg Camper has one battery. I want to add a second one. I'm wondering if two will go in a tongue box and how much space might be left for something else. Would a 10# propane bottle fit? Or different question: what do you carry in your tongue box? Thanks all
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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I installed 2 group 27 batteries and a 5 lb propane tank in my Egg camper- Nest Egg. I used the plastic tongue box to eliminate battery issues, drilled some vent holes. Bought it at Tractor Supply, but it is the same as elsewhere. If you can not find the pictures posted, I can send you some.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:18 PM   #3
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Thanks. I found them. Being all electric and with compressor fridge, I'd be more comfortable. I do have a Honda 2000 but don't always want to get it out and fire it up. Probably have to if unplugged for more than a couple of days.
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I have two 11# propane tanks in my tongue box and have room for several miscellaneous items as well. With a little re-arranging, you could easily fit two batteries and a single 11# tank.

I also have a 2000 honda generator as well, but never take it with me anymore since adding solar to the roof. I only wish that I'd seen Norm's posts about "new solar install" before buying my panels. The company that made his panels looked like they would make custom sized panels. Two long narrrow panels would have been perfect on the raised section of the EggCamper roof.

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Old 02-24-2012, 08:45 AM   #5
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Ron,

I plan to add a CPHarley box this fall.
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I don't have either my batteries or propane tanks in the tongue box, but this page has photos of the factory installed tongue box on an Escape 17.
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Found the photo's
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As you can see, there are vents as well as a piece of thin plywood on the bottom thru which the unbolts connect the box to the frame.
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Norm,
They're very roomy. I got a black one from Tractor Supply, had it on the trailer for a year or so, then the hardware started to rust. The white box that I replaced it with is the same size and came with stainless hardware. I recommend looking for one with stainless hardware.
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Are the batteries and tank fastened down in the box or are they just tight enought to prevent them from moving?
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I screwed/attached the battery boxes to the wooden floor to keep them secure, the tank was wedged in between the 2 battery boxes, it could only go up. The batteries were then placed inside the boxes.
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