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Old 10-12-2018, 02:42 PM   #1
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Slide-out battery tray for 3160RL

I have a 2015 3160RL and am going to switch to 6 volt battery's. I'm wondering if anyone has installed a slide-out battery tray in the battery compartment. I would like to run 4 of them but I haven't been able to find anyone who sells trays for this model or this configuration. Thought I would check with the forum, I can't believe that I am the only one who has done this. Suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
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Old 10-12-2018, 03:59 PM   #2
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What will the sliding tray gain you? My 4/6v Trojan batteries are in composite boxes with lids sitting in the front compartment. I have installed a Trojan watering system that fills all 4 with the squeeze of the rubber bulb.

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Old 10-12-2018, 04:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for the connection to Trojan System
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:55 PM   #4
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Thanks for the connection to Trojan System
https://www.amazon.com/Trojan-HydroL.../dp/B00NY0RLDC
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:37 PM   #5
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Missfit,

I installed 2 of these battery boxes which I bought online from Walmart. NOCO HM426 Dual 6V Battery Box. Unless you are using AGM batteries you will also need to install vent hoses. I just T'd two hoses to the single vent.
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:34 PM   #6
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I'm putting in AGM's, so no need to water them like plant's, but my back would love not to need to bend over to put them in the spring & take them out in the fall.
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:50 PM   #7
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I'm putting in AGM's, so no need to water them like plant's, but my back would love not to need to bend over to put them in the spring & take them out in the fall.
Youíll like the 6v batteries, you didnít mention the AGM part. 😉

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Old 10-12-2018, 10:06 PM   #8
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If there is any way to get power, even just a little, to your rig in the winter there is no need to take the batteries out.
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I'm putting in AGM's, so no need to water them like plant's, but my back would love not to need to bend over to put them in the spring & take them out in the fall.
I have never seen a need to pull the batteries. They stay charged and in the rig year round.
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:36 PM   #10
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It may be just as easy to construct shelving.
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Old 10-13-2018, 06:59 AM   #11
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If there is any way to get power, even just a little, to your rig in the winter there is no need to take the batteries out.
Would that I could, but alas it's not an option. I wish it were.
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:33 AM   #12
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MorRyde makes several sizes of pull out trays you would have to mount it up high enough so it would be above the door opening.
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:06 AM   #13
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I have two 12 volt AGM's wired in parallel in my rig. Bought a Battery Tender Solar Panel and had a frame made for it that easily bolts on to the pin box at the correct angle. Nut and bolt on one side, padlock on the other to prevent it walking off. Works for me and a lot easier than battery removal. I don't have power at my storage lot either.
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:35 PM   #14
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Slide out tray

Mor ryde makes slide out batt. Trays. I use one to slide out a Honda 2000 gen. In the front compartment.
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:54 PM   #15
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If the batteries are AGM’s, why take them out in the winter? What’s to freeze ?
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:11 AM   #16
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I have never seen a need to pull the batteries. They stay charged and in the rig year round.
AZ Travler were you able to fit all those batteries in the original compartment?
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Lucky,

Unless you have a genny installed, you can easily install up to 8 6 volt batteries. With a genny, you will only be able to get 2 in unless you work some sort of stackable AGMs.
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Thanks I do have the Onan Genny.
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