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Old 10-09-2018, 04:27 PM   #1
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Switch to 6-volt batteries?

On my Navion 24J, what do I need to do to reroute the wires to use two 6v batts? What Costco (Interstate) golf cart batt are you guys buying? Thx
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:56 PM   #2
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It's pretty simple, assuming the two 6-volts will fit in the same space as your existing batteries. Your existing pos and neg cables should reach the new batteries but you'll need a short cable to connect the pos of one 6v to the neg of the other. The remaining pos and neg posts will connect to your existing cables. Once you figure out the positioning of your batteries, measure how long the short cable needs to be and go to your local auto parts store, which should have what you need.

Since the 6v batteries are taller, make sure your terminals are adequately protected. You also may need to modify the existing hold-down bracket(s) or fabricate replacement(s).

If the 6v batteries won't fit the existing space, you'll need to get creative. Not being familiar with the Navion 24J, I can't advise you on that.

I wasn't aware that Costco sold different models of 6v golf cart batteries. When I bought mine a few months ago, there was only one choice.
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:40 AM   #3
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Here are pictures before and after. The hold down bracket will need to be changed because of the height of the 6 volt batteries. I went with T-145's and the next thing I did was separate the batteries to fill the tray and drop a pressure treated 2x4 in the center. Made me feel better not having the centers rubbing.
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Thanks Mike. So you didn't need to cut up the tray for the T145's? Just revise the hold downs? That's easy.
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Thanks Mike. So you didn't need to cut up the tray for the T145's? Just revise the hold downs? That's easy.
Correct no cutting required. Cheeseee easy!
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