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Old 02-03-2014, 09:29 PM   #1
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Default Aux Battery under hood

Can either of the following batteries by installed under the hood of a 2011 NCV 3 Sprinter van?

Lifeline GPL-31XT 12 volt AGM 125AH battery
12.90 x 6.75 x 9.27 (L X W x H) 74 lbs
http://www.lifelinebatteries.com/rvflyer.php?id=30


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Lifeline GPL-30HT 12 volt AGM 150AH battery
13.46 x 6.77 x 11.95 ( L x W x H) 96 lbs
http://www.lifelinebatteries.com/rvflyer.php?id=4

Any idea what the factory stock under hood AUX battery tray maximum weight limit is?

What is the largest group battery size and Amp hour capacity which can be mounted under the hood ?

What is the largest group battery size which can fit under the passenger seat?

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Old 02-03-2014, 09:34 PM   #2
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I`ve got 230AMP bank under the hood . I had a factory 100amp battery but upgraded to two golf cart 6v batteries . Had to fabricate the bracket and the tray .
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:35 PM   #3
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Which 6 volt brand and model are the batteries you installed?

What is the individual weight of each battery?

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Old 02-03-2014, 09:40 PM   #4
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Default Re: Aux Battery under hood

The tray is designed for a Group 49 battery that's ~7.5 inches tall (192mm) and weighs 50-55 lbs, so I doubt that anything much taller will fit.
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:21 PM   #5
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The tray is designed for a Group 49 battery that's ~7.5 inches tall (192mm) and weighs 50-55 lbs, so I doubt that anything much taller will fit.
I remember now , I had to move the ECU , too. See my post - golf cart batteries under hood
Two years - no issues . I love it . Now , i bought a pure sine wave inverter and 4 Trojan T-105 RE batteries . Will mount them underneath .
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:25 PM   #6
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Which 6 volt brand and model are the batteries you installed?

What is the individual weight of each battery?

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Just regular 6v golf cart batteries . I think each weighs about 60lb .
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AGMs wont like the heat under there anyway.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:03 AM   #8
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This battery fits into factory auxiliary battery tray straight up or sideways - http://www.fullriverdcbattery.com/battery/DC115-12

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Old 02-05-2014, 03:57 PM   #9
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Default Re: Aux Battery under hood

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Can either of the following batteries by installed under the hood of a 2011 NCV 3 Sprinter van?

Lifeline GPL-31XT 12 volt AGM 125AH battery
12.90 x 6.75 x 9.27 (L X W x H) 74 lbs
http://www.lifelinebatteries.com/rvflyer.php?id=30


OR

Lifeline GPL-30HT 12 volt AGM 150AH battery
13.46 x 6.77 x 11.95 ( L x W x H) 96 lbs
http://www.lifelinebatteries.com/rvflyer.php?id=4

Any idea what the factory stock under hood AUX battery tray maximum weight limit is?

What is the largest group battery size and Amp hour capacity which can be mounted under the hood ?

What is the largest group battery size which can fit under the passenger seat?
What problem are you trying to solve?

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I am seeking solutions and options to both scenarios I addressed.

I am trying to arrive at the maximum amp hour battery versus physical size limitations I can fit under the hood or under the passenger seat before having to consider multiple 6 volt batteries mounted inside the van.
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