I've thought about moving my battery
to the tongue for quite some time. The primary reason is because it is so hard to get to. I am giving a lot of consideration to an AGM battery
, so that it doesn't requrie maintenance, but that's a topic for another thread.
What I want to know is if there is any danger puting it next to the propane
bottle? Since I recently had a spare tire rack built for the tongue, I would have to remove one of the propanes and put a battery
box next to the other one.
I thought I could build a cover (open bottom) with a wall in between. Of course, a propane
leak would find it's way over into the other compartment if there was one.
Is there any danger of putting a propane
bottle and a battery that close together. Something about the gas being in close proximity to something could spark scares me.
The other thing that I'm concerned about is weight
distribution on the tongue. Replacing a 20lb propane weight
with a 50 - 60 lb battery might mess things up - especially since it won't be centered.
Am I being a worry wart or is their reason for concern?