possibility of using box in EB van but mid-van instead of at the spare tire
Hello, I have an 05 EB V10 passenger van.
I've been through the posts here over the years and was wondering if you or anyone who's purchased these boxes have installed them in front of the differential (although I get that the drive shaft would be a problem) or off to the sides of the chassis rails by the side barn doors to be able to store 1 or 2 group 31 aux batteries? I have a couple of the ford factory battery boxes lashed to my passenger side chassis rail, but am limited in the size of them to the group 65 batteries which are only like 60 65% of Ah of a Group 31 battery. Several folks have posted about modifying the factory boxes with angle iron and bunch of welding to create one combined box that can hold 2 Group 31s on their sides, but they are still fully exposed to the elements, which for a Lithium battery is not always good in the cold.
I understand that the Aluminum one will conduct the cold as well into the box, but I could insulate the box on the outside or the inside to minimize that.
So in wrapping up, has anyone mounted these boxes further up in the body of the van and/or used them for battery boxes?
Thanks for your time.