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Old 05-13-2013, 01:39 PM   #11
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so doug, if your batteries are missing, remember Jim has the right strap in his possession
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:04 PM   #12
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so doug, if your batteries are missing, remember Jim has the right strap in his possession
Shhhhh.......
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:33 PM   #13
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I just carried our 6volts from the storage room in our basment to the trailer in the driveway and that strap would have been handy, I thought I had put webbing straps in ours but it must have been our old batteries. I would guess them to be closer to 50 lbs each not 30 lbs. Has any one weighed a 6 volt? Ours are already in the front storage box and all hooked up and although I am currious how much they weigh I am not that currious to take them back out
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:17 PM   #14
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I believe that Escape uses Interstate U2200 batteries, at least that is what is in my trailer. Weight - 62 lbs each. Interstate Battery Info:
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:28 PM   #15
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I hope they put us a long way from Jim at the rally. He scares me!! LOL

And yes, those are the same ones we have in our 19. I'm going to have to put on a kidney belt next time I take them out !

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Old 05-13-2013, 08:17 PM   #16
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I hope they put us a long way from Jim at the rally. He scares me!! LOL
Yeah, and I pale compared to my wife and dog.
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For a battery strap I found my old bike tubes work great, the fatter tubes are a little harder to thread but will also work. Snip out the valve area, feed through where the webbing would go and tie them in a knot. The stretch of the tube makes for an easier lift.

Be careful not to drop them on your feet, Jim's weight numbers are correct, they are heavy.
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One of these straps is what the battery shop gave me. They work on the stock batteries too.

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Old 05-14-2013, 12:10 AM   #19
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A length of 7mm "prussik" cord also works nicely. I just thread it through the holes that are on the top of my batteries. I don't known if all batteries have these. Thieves probably have a system!
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