We have had a 2009 Freedom Deluxe for a little under a year now and I am trying to install a solar panel charging system with the help of my son.
I think I am going to go with two 6v deep cycle batteries, probably from Interstate but I am wondering about where to locate them. I originally though to extend out the rear bumper and mount them there since it was closer to the original location but am not real happy with the idea of having the extra weight on the tail end.
I am now considering mounting them on the tongue to get a little more weight on it to offset the water in the tank and resultant sway and I have noticed a couple of installations with an additional battery mounted in front of the tanks.
I have looked at the shelf unit from Little House Customs but have some reservations because I have not seen any set-ups that have the batteries mounted above the propane tanks and am wondering if there is a reason for this? Is it dangerous? What about a custom shelf mounting the batteries below and the tanks above?
What else might preclude mounting them on the tongue? Security? Too much weight (about 120lbs total)? What am I overlooking?