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Old 10-25-2014, 11:43 AM   #11
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A heads up for owners of 17B's with 6V batteries on the rear bumper.
Did the spare tire have to be moved in order to fit two 6V battery boxes on the bumper?
I've got two 12V batteries. One on the bumper and one under the rear bunk in a sealed, vented battery box. I'm considering going with two 6V batteries and I'd prefer it if they were on the bumper.
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Old 10-25-2014, 03:02 PM   #12
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No, but the rear bumper & frame is extended during the build. I don't believe adding batteries to the rear of the 17 is an "after build" option. If your frame was extended during the build, I don't see why you couldn't put both outside...
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Old 10-25-2014, 03:14 PM   #13
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.. but the rear bumper & frame is extended during the build. I don't believe adding batteries to the rear of the 17 is an "after build" option. If your frame was extended during the build, I don't see why you couldn't put both outside...
Why would the frame of a dual-battery 17 be extended any more than the frame of a single-battery 17? They both have the battery or batteries between the body and the bumper, right?

There was a discussion in this forum - possibly in the context of the bike-rack receiver - of the position of the spare: it might centred with the dual batteries flanking it but off-centre with the single battery on one side. And of course the steel framework that supports the second battery might not be installed on single-battery trailers, although that could presumably be added.
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I don't know how the outside 12V battery was added to his Escape. If it was factory, the frame extension was probably done. If not, who knows? When I purchased my 17, the single 12V battery was not on the bumper; you needed to order the extended frame with the 6V batteries & the options list noted that it could not be added after the build.
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Old 10-25-2014, 04:56 PM   #15
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Vermilye, do you have one 6V battery (on the bumper) on one side of your spare tire and the other 6V battery (on the bumper) on the other side of the spare tire?
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Old 10-25-2014, 05:00 PM   #16
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Ditto Jon, and here's a pic of single 12V on 17B.
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Old 10-25-2014, 05:22 PM   #17
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Vermilye, do you have one 6V battery (on the bumper) on one side of your spare tire and the other 6V battery (on the bumper) on the other side of the spare tire?
Yes, the spare is centered, and there is one battery on each side. The left side just clears the license plate.

You can just see them at the bottom of this photo:
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Old 10-25-2014, 05:46 PM   #18
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Ditto Jon, and here's a pic of single 12V on 17B.
Glenn with your 12v already on your back bumper, it must be out far enough that you go to a dual 6 volt? Or is the extra weight the factor- bumper needs to be beefed up to hold 2?
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I don't know. Just know that you had to decide when you ordered the trailer. I think it is mucho hassle to retrofit.
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When I put in my build sheet, I was notified going from a single 12V battery to dual 6V batteries would cost me an additional $600.. after build. Check with ETI, don't assume...
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