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Old 07-18-2016, 06:23 PM   #1
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Thanks Jim B for leading me in the right direction.

I've looked at our build sheet and took dimensions of the storage box that ETI sells For $700 CD about $550 US. I've been looking at Northern Tool and for $300 one can get a little smaller alum box .Or have one built same as ETI at the vo tec school. for a lot less . It gives the welders students something to build and it would be stronger then the fiberglass one that ETI sells . Your thoughts also no need for rock guard .Jim
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Just watch the weight in the materials used. It will directly affect your tongue weight.


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Also, depending on which Escape you are planning on getting, where your batteries will be located.In the 19 they are put in the storage box or on the front tongue, something you may have to work around if you are getting the 19 Escape.
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Old 07-18-2016, 09:39 PM   #4
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We bought the 21ft it has batteries in the back we are going to have solar also I might just go with standard battery and see if I need bigger and buy at home delivery in November I think
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If you get the standard Group 24 it may have a box not big enough to upgrade to dual 6V. Maybe you could request the box large enough, however we upgraded to Group 29 and found it wasn't quite enough even with solar so bought dual 6V @ Costco for about $80/ea. Had to buy a ground cable for about $20 to make them work. With the exchange rate currently all US buyers should just get the dual 6V option unless they mostly use shore power.
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If you get the standard Group 24 it may have a box not big enough to upgrade to dual 6V. Maybe you could request the box large enough...
Good catch. Some 21' owners have reported that they were able to buy the larger (sized for the dual 6V option) battery box as an option, without getting the dual batteries, so that later upgrade is relatively easy.
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If you get the group 29 battery option, the battery box is the same as the dual 6 box and it is ventilated in the 21 model, I did this in BlackJack.
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Old 07-19-2016, 06:23 AM   #8
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Here is how they look inside
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I also had a group 29 battery, but had to buy individual boxes for the 6 volt batteries.
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The standard is a series 27 should be at least a 100 amp hr. .I will ask to have the bigger box .What I can do if I find this is to small, I can use it in a boat that we have and just buy 6 volt batteries in fl. I'm trying not to go over 30,000 $ us .
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