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Old 11-09-2016, 03:31 PM   #21
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...The front storage box is not too bad a compromise. I would try to mount the batteries down between the front A frame as low as possible and still maintain adequate ground clearance. Cut the bottom of the storage locker out for the battery footprint, and make a cover of wood to protect the batteries from contact with storage items. The batteries may protrude into the locker 4" or so, or you could set them even lower with the bottoms of the batteries a few inches below the bottom of the trailer frame.
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That is actually quite an interesting concept. With the current design, dual batteries in the front storage box takes up quite a lot of the usable space. If indeed the bottom of the box was cut out and the batteries dropped partially through the floor, that would have a huge benefit with respect to storage space. May be able to get a couple extra cases of beer in there.
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Old 11-09-2016, 03:39 PM   #22
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Really don't see the need for that. I have dual 12's and there's lots of room available for other things.

If I have to remove my batteries I can just disconnect them, slide them to one side and lift them straight out.

Having them in a well in the center area makes for a very awkward dead lift from a distance. That's something that I try to avoid doing to my back.

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Old 11-09-2016, 04:58 PM   #23
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May be able to get a couple extra cases of beer in there.
Here I was thinking the drain holes in the bottom side wells were for allowing ice melt drain for the beer.
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Old 11-09-2016, 05:23 PM   #24
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Really don't see the need for that. I have dual 12's and there's lots of room available for other things.

If I have to remove my batteries I can just disconnect them, slide them to one side and lift them straight out.

Having them in a well in the center area makes for a very awkward dead lift from a distance. That's something that I try to avoid doing to my back.

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I didn't consider ease of removal! Here in San Diego we only remove them when they're worn out.
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Old 11-09-2016, 05:27 PM   #25
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But wait, that would also create enough extra room for your saxophone.
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Old 11-09-2016, 05:29 PM   #26
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Well then you'd only throw your back out once. Actually I had one of my batteries fail when it was two months old, shorted cell. So if all you ever do is take them out once you're lucky.

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