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I am thinking about adding two or perhaps 4 additional golf cart batteries to my coach. Since I am removing the center Cruisair condenser after installing a roof air unit, I want to use that space. The current openning is big enough for the batteries if I put them in sideways four deep. They are about 7 1/4 wide, so all four would be around 29 inches deep. The current vent door is large enough to allow them to slide in. It would be great to find an original small compartment door to enlarge the openning, but that may be a tall order.

What I will need to do is build a slide tray to hold them and allow for servicing them. That is the problem, how to do that without buying slides costing hundreds of dollars each. Any ideas?
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Gardner I swear by Lee Valley because they only stock the best of whatever is available. I have bought drawer slides from them from 100lbs to 400lbs. Check them out at their US site. Page 226 has 400lb Accuride slides. As a side note contact Randy as he has my old bus and just before it burned I had put four 400lb slides in it for a new pantry.

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I am thinking about adding two or perhaps 4 additional golf cart batteries to my coach. Since I am removing the center Cruisair condenser after installing a roof air unit, I want to use that space. The current openning is big enough for the batteries if I put them in sideways four deep. They are about 7 1/4 wide, so all four would be around 29 inches deep. The current vent door is large enough to allow them to slide in. It would be great to find an original small compartment door to enlarge the openning, but that may be a tall order.

What I will need to do is build a slide tray to hold them and allow for servicing them. That is the problem, how to do that without buying slides costing hundreds of dollars each. Any ideas?
Gardner, Try Orr & Orr. They have a set of drawer slides rated at 500 lbs, 30 inch travel for a modest 65$.

I used a lighter set of these for my tool box slide. Works great.
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no way you can buy something to hold 4 golf cart bateries form lee Valley,
But i happen to have some factory wanderlodge battery trays,you may have to narrow them up,but they are **** for stout!
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Gardner I swear by Lee Valley because they only stock the best of whatever is available. I have bought drawer slides from them from 100lbs to 400lbs. Check them out at their US site. Page 226 has 400lb Accuride slides. As a side note contact Randy as he has my old bus and just before it burned I had put four 400lb slides in it for a new pantry.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/home/help.aspx

400 lb slides for a pantry how much moose do you carry ????
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400 lb slides for a pantry how much moose do you carry ????
No Moose but I know how much canned goods Sue likes to carry. 400lbs Accuride slides can handle the weight of any four 6V Golf batteries Gardner and do it smoothly compared to the clunky hard to pull out OEM BB trays. Both my 94 and this 99 bottom drawer slides are very difficult to pull out. I gather you are installing the extra batteries internally. This will keep them away from the elements that the OEM battery tray experiences. In all fairness I would not recommend Accuride slides for use where they are subjected to the elements including road dirt, rain etc that the OEM slides experience. The OEMs are bad enough but the Accuride are likely to be more problematic if used in the same environment.
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Rob,
The slides will be exposed to the elements. Not directly, but the bay is open and they will get wet for sure.
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The slides will be exposed to the elements. Not directly, but the bay is open and they will get wet for sure.
Then Gardner I wouldn't use Accurides. Perhaps someone will step in here and recommend something other than the OEM slides.
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ball bearings and some channel

make some like the gen slide

he has a welder~!
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thanks Rob!
Now i will never be able to sell those battery trays!hahahahhahaa!
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