Hi All: I'll be attaching the LP tank to one side of the tank rack, and my battery box to the other side. I've cut notches on the tank rack so the battery box will fit and it seems like it'll all work out very well. So, my question is: how do you connect your battery box with the battery in it to the tank rack? The strap that comes with the battery box I'm sure is meant to just go around the battery box itself to hold the top on. So for those of you who've done this, can you explain or show pictures of your set-up?
I weld together a box out of Angle Iron (L) and weld it to the frame then bolt the bottom of battery box to it. Then I usually put one of those sliding bike locks around the frame and the box. It is a back up in case the battery box opens and also deters theft.
I used 2 pieces the width of the box of 1" angle iron with one side bolted to the frame using 5/16" bolts and the other side horizontal that the box sits on (along with the railings). Then I used 5/16" carriage bolts through the slots in the box through the angle iron, with nuts underneath.
I did see your post Brandon. That's a sturdy looking box. That said, I have already purchased a plastic one I'd hoped to use, and don't possess the fabrication equipment to do such. But thanks for your input; I'm keeping it in mind.
This question goes out to everyone reading this thread.
As I recall, one time, Vix had a battery blow up in the the storage container in a trailer she had. This is a rare occurance. If the battery is incapsulated in the metal container, shouldn't it be vented somehow to minimize build up of gases or heat when in operation? Just need some clarification here. I don't see any vents in the steel box.
I could have this all wrong.
"I get that queasy how in the hell will this thing ever go back together feeling.” - PT