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Old 07-22-2016, 05:29 AM   #1
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Hi there,
We are 3rd owners of a 2013 17B, and are loving our purchase. The 1st owner ordered it with 2- 6V batteries from the factory, but removed them before he sold. When we purchased it, there was a single 12V on it. We want to increase our battery life by returning to the dual 6 V batteries. In our small town we have not been able to find boxes the right size to fit these. Can anyone else with the original setup from ETI (2 6v batteries, one on left and one on right) tell us what the make of the battery box is? We probably will have to order them from the internet and and it would help to know a name.
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Old 07-22-2016, 06:51 AM   #2
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Very simple to resolve, get the measurement of your proposed 6 volt battery and then go to auto store and find a box that will fit and get 2 of them. You will also need extra cables to wire the two batteries in series. See here for info The 12volt Side of Life (Part 1)
See here for some boxes https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...ds=battery+box
boxes are not known as 6 volt or 12 volt, just by size.
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:16 AM   #3
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Noco HM306BK available from Amazon. That's what I got and each fits the 6 volt golf cart battery used in our Escapes. Add a jumper cable and you are all set.
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:10 AM   #4
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Does Escape give you the Noco HM 426 box if you get the duel battery option ?what kind of box does Escape give you if not ? The duel batteries seem like a lot of $275 cd instead of the series 27 battery as standard ? If you get the Noco box plus the batteries then it might be worth the $
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When I got BlackJack I ordered the group 29 battery upgrade and it came with the ventilated box under the curb side dinette. When I switched to dual sixers a year later, they both fit inside the same box without any changes. Something to think about if you ever decide to switch later on.
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:51 AM   #6
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Ditto that Jim, swapped out the Group 29 after a year and was a world of difference. Spoke with an Interstate battery tech and he told me the Group 29 was probably around 95 AH. They only state officially what the dual 6V would be and that is 232 AH. With solar you need the extra capacity to store all that generation from the panels and without it you aren't getting the full benefit of the solar option.

Agree $275 is steep- especially as there is no offset for the stock battery.
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:15 AM   #7
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Expensive and heavy, dual 6 volts at 128 lbs
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:48 AM   #8
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Does Escape give you the Noco HM 426 box if you get the duel battery option ?

Jenny, as you have a 21 on order, I think the dual batteries would be under the dinette, in a single white plastic box. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. It has a homemade look to it. The Noco looks more like the ones used when the batteries are mounted outside, either on the tongue or the back bumper.

On edit, hadn't occured to me that the batteries on a 21 may go in the front box if you have one, so I could be all wet here.
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Jenny, as you have a 21 on order, I think the dual batteries would be under the dinette, in a single white plastic box. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. It has a homemade look to it. The Noco looks more like the ones used when the batteries are mounted outside, either on the tongue or the back bumper.

On edit, hadn't occured to me that the batteries on a 21 may go in the front box if you have one, so I could be all wet here.
You are right, they are located passenger side rear dinette. Here's photos of my 2015 21' with duel 6 volts
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My early 21 has the duals box crosswise in the dinette, making checking water levels slightly more difficult.
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