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RLS7201

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Posted: 09/27/19 05:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SS hold down brackets

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I use nylon tie-down straps, in combination with some homebuilt painted wooden blocks shaped to guide the straps over the tops of the batteries without fouling the vent caps etc.

It is not a very good idea to omit the hold down, as much to ensure they cannot short out on the vehicle frame in a collision as anything.





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If you are talking 6 volt golf cart batteries (my battery of choice), I use these. They go across the long edge on the top of the battery and you use threaded rod at a 45 degree angle to the opposite side base of the battery. This does require having something for the battery to set against on the opposite side bottom. Makes for a solid mount.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-Gas-Golf-Cart-Battery-Hold-Down-Plate-G1-to-G22-1978-UP-New-Parts/121680830113?epid=14024867329&hash=item1c54be1ea1:g:0UwAAOSwNSxVSTiz

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I used threaded rod and angle iron to hold my two GC batteries in place. Mine are not on a slide out tray so filling the cells with water is difficult to see so most of the time they were over filled and the angle iron corroded away in about 5 or 6 years. I made new ones from an old bed frame the L section was a little thicker and was painted. I gave it another coat of black paint and they have been on for about 10 years and are still OK.

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Well,
I'll more than likely get a bit of flaming for this but, no biggie, been flamed many, many times both in my career and on here. Anyway, I changed from (3) 12V Junk INTERSTATE batteries to (4) Costco 6V Golf Cart batteries over 7 years ago and, since I have very, very little clearance above the batteries, I have NO HOLD DOWNS at all on those. They weigh 67 lbs EACH!!!!!!!!
Those (4) batteries are very close to each other and have a small spacer in between them so to just keep them from POTENTIALLY from sliding around. Now, am I gonna BOUNCE them out of their somewhat secure position, with any sort of rough road or intersection? Nope, not gonna happen. As stated, they've been that way for almost 8 years and haven't moved one micro inch.
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FIRE UP wrote:

Well,
I'll more than likely get a bit of flaming for this but, no biggie, been flamed many, many times both in my career and on here. Anyway, I changed from (3) 12V Junk INTERSTATE batteries to (4) Costco 6V Golf Cart batteries over 7 years ago and, since I have very, very little clearance above the batteries, I have NO HOLD DOWNS at all on those. They weigh 67 lbs EACH!!!!!!!!
Those (4) batteries are very close to each other and have a small spacer in between them so to just keep them from POTENTIALLY from sliding around. Now, am I gonna BOUNCE them out of their somewhat secure position, with any sort of rough road or intersection? Nope, not gonna happen. As stated, they've been that way for almost 8 years and haven't moved one micro inch.
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Scott, I also have no hold downs on my 4 GC batteries, but if they jiggle loose they have no way out but up 2 1/2 feet and out the hood opening. I have seen some under the stair batteries that have little surrounding them and could escape if not secured. I think it all depends...............

Richard

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RLS7201 wrote:

FIRE UP wrote:

Well,
I'll more than likely get a bit of flaming for this but, no biggie, been flamed many, many times both in my career and on here. Anyway, I changed from (3) 12V Junk INTERSTATE batteries to (4) Costco 6V Golf Cart batteries over 7 years ago and, since I have very, very little clearance above the batteries, I have NO HOLD DOWNS at all on those. They weigh 67 lbs EACH!!!!!!!!
Those (4) batteries are very close to each other and have a small spacer in between them so to just keep them from POTENTIALLY from sliding around. Now, am I gonna BOUNCE them out of their somewhat secure position, with any sort of rough road or intersection? Nope, not gonna happen. As stated, they've been that way for almost 8 years and haven't moved one micro inch.
Scott


Scott, I also have no hold downs on my 4 GC batteries, but if they jiggle loose they have no way out but up 2 1/2 feet and out the hood opening. I have seen some under the stair batteries that have little surrounding them and could escape if not secured. I think it all depends...............

Richard


Hey Richard,
Yeah, if mine had little to no side wall restriction, I'd find some sort of way to tie them down. But, the House battery tray is approximately 4" deep and, those batteries are snug as a bug in a rug in there. I'd have to do a moto cross race with it in order for those four house batts to even think about trying to get out of their enclosure.
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FIRE UP wrote:

RLS7201 wrote:

FIRE UP wrote:

Well,
I'll more than likely get a bit of flaming for this but, no biggie, been flamed many, many times both in my career and on here. Anyway, I changed from (3) 12V Junk INTERSTATE batteries to (4) Costco 6V Golf Cart batteries over 7 years ago and, since I have very, very little clearance above the batteries, I have NO HOLD DOWNS at all on those. They weigh 67 lbs EACH!!!!!!!!
Those (4) batteries are very close to each other and have a small spacer in between them so to just keep them from POTENTIALLY from sliding around. Now, am I gonna BOUNCE them out of their somewhat secure position, with any sort of rough road or intersection? Nope, not gonna happen. As stated, they've been that way for almost 8 years and haven't moved one micro inch.
Scott


Scott, I also have no hold downs on my 4 GC batteries, but if they jiggle loose they have no way out but up 2 1/2 feet and out the hood opening. I have seen some under the stair batteries that have little surrounding them and could escape if not secured. I think it all depends...............

Richard


Hey Richard,
Yeah, if mine had little to no side wall restriction, I'd find some sort of way to tie them down. But, the House battery tray is approximately 4" deep and, those batteries are snug as a bug in a rug in there. I'd have to do a moto cross race with it in order for those four house batts to even think about trying to get out of their enclosure.
Scott


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RLS7201 wrote:

FIRE UP wrote:

RLS7201 wrote:

FIRE UP wrote:

Well,
I'll more than likely get a bit of flaming for this but, no biggie, been flamed many, many times both in my career and on here. Anyway, I changed from (3) 12V Junk INTERSTATE batteries to (4) Costco 6V Golf Cart batteries over 7 years ago and, since I have very, very little clearance above the batteries, I have NO HOLD DOWNS at all on those. They weigh 67 lbs EACH!!!!!!!!
Those (4) batteries are very close to each other and have a small spacer in between them so to just keep them from POTENTIALLY from sliding around. Now, am I gonna BOUNCE them out of their somewhat secure position, with any sort of rough road or intersection? Nope, not gonna happen. As stated, they've been that way for almost 8 years and haven't moved one micro inch.
Scott


Scott, I also have no hold downs on my 4 GC batteries, but if they jiggle loose they have no way out but up 2 1/2 feet and out the hood opening. I have seen some under the stair batteries that have little surrounding them and could escape if not secured. I think it all depends...............

Richard


Hey Richard,
Yeah, if mine had little to no side wall restriction, I'd find some sort of way to tie them down. But, the House battery tray is approximately 4" deep and, those batteries are snug as a bug in a rug in there. I'd have to do a moto cross race with it in order for those four house batts to even think about trying to get out of their enclosure.
Scott


You still have dirt bikes? Ya have an extra? Lets go riding. I just sold my last dirt bike about a month ago. [emoticon] Now I down to Segways for two wheeling.


Richard,
Well, yeah, in fact I do have a dirt bike, sort-a. It's a Yamaha TW200. It's a combo thing. Don't know if you know about them or not but, if not, they're neat little toy. I'd post a pic but, Rv.net makes it so hard to post a pic, vs say, other RV forums. Look them up, they're a kick in the pants.
Scott

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Can you utilize straps instead of a hold down bracket? Mine are just Husky straps from Home Depot.

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