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I believe it may be due to room in the battery tray.

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I don't think that's it.

There are a number of lithium drop in replacements for group 27 batteries. I  know Battleborn advertises one. So do other brands. We have 2 group 27s, in the newer updated tray. It's tight, but doable.

I think it may be the limits of the rooftop solar, in the typical rooftop install?

But, that can be changed up, too. We have had 200 watts (2 × 100) on our little trailer since September,  2008. We have the panels and other bits to upgrade to 400 watts. The typical 340 would easily fit, with our sidemount that Paul designed, and Oliver fabricated and installed, beautifully. The saddle brackets they made in the machine shop are a thing of beauty, imo.

Sherry

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There are brands of Lithium batteries that would fit into the tray of the Elite. Oliver’s choice of Brand is “Lifeblue”. Theirs is a larger footprint than the standard sizes.  They are working on a solution to the issue. 

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Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4 

 

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I see that now. Looks like Lifeblue 100 amp is a group 31 case, and  too tall for our battery tray. A standard group 27 "barely" fits, height wise.

I hope Oliver can either move the batteries, or find a different tray to make it work.

Imo, the Ollie Elite I is the ultimate boondocking trailer. The lithium option would make it stellar. With appropriately upsized solar. 

Sherry

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