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Old 11-19-2010
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Sams Club, Seventy something each. You can wreck them and replace them twice as often for the same money as Trojans.
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Old 11-19-2010
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Originally Posted by gcyeaw View Post
Sams Club, Seventy something each. You can wreck them and replace them twice as often for the same money as Trojans.
Ahh.... That makes sense.
Brad Winter
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Old 11-20-2010
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For what it is worth, IMO, I would look at sealed McGill or other OEM cam followers and some shopbuilt rails. BB uses this system on my generator slide which carries a lot more load than 4 big batteries plus it handles all the road dirt & debris. PS if you want to add grease fittings, a shot of grease once in a while will keep them turning for years.
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Old 11-20-2010
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What if you made the tray to drop out the bottom in your originally proposed location? Since balance would be key, design a center post that drops securely into your floor jack. My floor jack has a removable lifting cup with a large centering pin. I'd copy the design of the lifting cup base with the large centering / locating pin welded to the base of the battery tray. In my case, that pin is about 1" long and 3/4" in diameter. When you need to service, just drop it down, undo the connections and roll them out.

Or if you have an ATV / motorcycle jack, you don't even need any locating pin.

Doug W.
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