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Old 05-15-2019, 10:19 AM   #61 (permalink)
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That's pretty sweet. Kinda lusting after one, myself. Shower toilet kit and tanks, fresh water system, insulation, bang you're done.

So: drive battery condition????

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How low can you safely mount the batteries?
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Batteries look good!
We drove it, although not that far. No error codes. Truck was at about 50% state of charge when we booted it up.

The batteries themselves are in two boxes that mount about where the diesel tanks would be on most trucks. Each box weighs about 1,000 lbs. They sit on steel supports that are welded to the frame. It would be difficult to reposition them.
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They're in the right place aerodynamically, just add a side skirt forward to the front wheel well.
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Batteries look good!
We drove it, although not that far. No error codes. Truck was at about 50% state of charge when we booted it up.

The batteries themselves are in two boxes that mount about where the diesel tanks would be on most trucks. Each box weighs about 1,000 lbs. They sit on steel supports that are welded to the frame. It would be difficult to reposition them.
Have you decided what you are going to do with the frame / body? If I remember correctly you stripped the drive train and batteries and left the truck.
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They're in the right place aerodynamically, just add a side skirt forward to the front wheel well.
Exactly. I've seen other versions of the same truck which DO have side skirts over the battery box.

Right this second, I don't know what's going on with the truck body. It's sitting in North Carolina. The original plan was just to take the battery boxes, and then get the truck later.
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How low can you safely mount the batteries?
Looking again at some video of the truck, the batteries really shouldn't go any lower than they already are. Going over some big bumps, rail-road tracks, etc. could possible cause trouble otherwise.
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I find this thread interesting. If you have extra $ in the budget, maybe consider a build based on one of these state-of-the-art busses: https://www.newflyer.com/buses/xcelsior-charge/

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