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Date:         Mon, 25 May 2015 20:16:39 -0700
Reply-To:     Neil N <musomuso@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         Neil N <musomuso@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Big battery installed
Comments: To: Alistair Bell <>
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sounds quite skookum Alistair. So the battery probably doesn't weigh a hole lot more than a wheel and tire? I think you wrote of weight distribution in your shufti post.

On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 2:43 PM, Alistair Bell <> wrote:

> Hi Neil, > > I worry about that too. But the skid plate is made from 3/8" 5052 (I think > that's the right alloy number) plate. It is full welded to the tubing > running for and aft. > > The tray sits a little higher up under the van than the spare tire tray. I > have almost routinely bashed the spare tire tray on my logging road > travels. Bashed might be too strong a word, more like scraped the carrier > negotiating those annoying drainage ditches cut across smaller logging road > spurs. > > It's not the best place for a battery, I admit that. But believe me it was > the best place I could find on the van. > > Alistair > > > > On May 25, 2015, at 10:03 AM, Neil N <> wrote: > > Do you foresee any potential issue with impacts to the skid plate? > Neat install. > I assume that battery was good value? (Amp per dollar?) > > > On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 8:36 AM, Alistair Bell <> wrote: > > >> Finally installed my big 200 AHr AGM battery. Location may raise eyebrows. >> >> >> > > > > -- > Neil n > > Blog: Vanagons, Westfalia, general <> > > 1988 Westy Images <> > > 1981 Westfalia "Jaco" Images, technical <> > > Vanagon-Bus VAG Gas Engine Swap Group <> > >

-- Neil n

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