The supreme battery box that pays for itself: PowerArmor Solar

20160221 142537The PowerArmor Solar installedWhen it comes to the best quality products with a legendary lifetime warranty, we hope Torklift comes to mind. Torklift International has designed a solution to ease the mind of the outdoor recreational enthusiast: the PowerArmor Solar battery box. This locking storage box bolts right onto the recreational vehicle of choice and gives you the protection of lock and key. Made in America from heavy gauge diamond plate and a durable powder coated frame, this box is like nothing else on the market. No flimsy straps or unsightly clamps on this puppy. Have a spare battery or need an extra storage box? We got you covered there as well. We have multiple sizes to accommodate up to four batteries or use the extra space to store gear that needs to be kept in a secure space.

The Power of Solar
Torklift's innovative PowerArmor Solar battery box comes with a solar panel from the leader of RV solar power, Zamp Solar. This solar panel actually has the ability to extend battery life fourfold. The solar panel trickle charges your battery even when there is no direct sunlight, and keeps charged batteries at the optimal level to maintain healthy RV batteries. No overcharge. No undercharge. It is the perfect design for RV battery storage.

 

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Delivering savings again and again
savemoney11-300x290Anyone who has ever had to purchase a new battery understands the bite it takes out of your wallet, especially when that money could be used in your quest for adventure. The PowerArmor Solar battery box literally pays for itself. “How?” you ask. It’s simple. Think of how pricey it is to replace batteries each year. By maintaining batteries with the PowerArmor Solar, your battery life extends up to 400 percent. By dodging payment for battery replacement, you’re keeping valuable dollars in your pocket. Those dollars quickly cover the price of the box and convert into much more in future savings.

A Lance Owner’s Experience
20160221 124520With Factory Battery Boxes Before PowerArmor InstallationA lifetime member on a Lance owner’s forum, Mike P, was so thrilled by the PowerArmor battery storage box he wrote out step by step how he installed it on the tongue of his 1575 Lance trailer. The PowerArmor installation is straight forward with instructions and multiple mounting options to fit your needs. Here is a brief overview of how Mike installed his PowerArmor Solar:

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“First I removed the existing two standard battery boxes from the A-frame and also removed two small L-shaped tabs that were on either side that would be in the way. Following the instructions, I made the required cuts in the [corrosion proof] mat and threaded the battery retaining straps through making sure they were positioned so the buckles would be on the top.

Next I placed the two batteries into the box and secured them with the straps and then attached the power cables. The cables from the camper go through a round hole at the back of the PowerArmor [Solar]. In the picture below you can see the solar panel SAE connector and the locking mechanism.”

Nothing to it, right? Mike ended his post by giving a glowing review not only on the installation but on the entire experience with the PowerArmor Solar product.

“My overall experience with the installation is very positive with only having to drill twice into the A-frame. It was a very easy process. The PowerArmor itself appears well made and has a very practical design. The solar panel on top is a nice touch and will help to keep the batteries charged. The batteries and wiring are all now out of sight giving a nice neat appearance to the front of the trailer. I now have one less thing to worry about when we wander off on one of our hiking adventures and leave the trailer all alone!”

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Learn more about the PowerArmor Solar and how it works by checking out this article.

Find a dealer near you to purchase your PowerArmor battery box and start saving today.

 

winski Written by Danielle Winski: With a B.S. in Marketing Management from Western Governors University of Washington, Danielle is passionate about using different technical and creative outlets for designing marketing content. She is an avid reader, writer and nature photographer in her free time. 

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The trick to avoiding RV battery theft and achieving a worry-free summer

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Don’t let stolen RV batteries ruin your ability to camp

Now that summer is here, all you want to do is relax by the campfire and enjoy the starry nights creating quality memories with family and friends. The last thing on your mind should be worry.camp-fire

Not worrying about little Johnny’s flaming marshmallow taking flight as he whirls the roasting stick above his head… Not worrying about the next school season, bill payments or your adolescent daughter’s new high school “boyfriend.” And above all, you should never have to worry about someone stealing your expensive RV and camping equipment.

Like a thief in the night
No one wants to think about the possibility of someone committing crimes while they’re out enjoying nature. Our vacations are meant to be restful, filled with fun and lots of laughter. You’ve spent the time to plan, you’re finally at your destination and then one morning you wake up and wonder why the coffee maker won’t turn on in the RV? You find yourself checking everything; the lights, the TV, the electrical panel and finally, the batteries. Wait a minute. The batteries are...gone.

anti-theftMore common than campground theft, most burglary happens when your trailer or camper is sitting in storage between trips or just parked outside of your house. When you finally take that well-deserved time off for a trip, nothing’s worse then discovering you’re not as ready as you thought you were. The ability to quickly pack up and get on the road is blown to oblivion because scheduling repair and investing in new batteries is now a priority. Tssssssssssss. Do you hear that sound? That’s those expensive batteries burning a hole in your pocket.

Who moved my cheese?
According to a police report in Medford, Or., RV battery theft is on the rise with an increase in battery theft expected throughout the summer months, just when everyone has their equipment and gear ready to go camping or on vacation.

battery-theft-cut-wiringThieves steal batteries and damage wiring

The recent article in RV Pro Magazine mentions how batteries are fairly simple to steal if left unsecured. As more campers, trailers and boats are taken out of storage and parked in driveways or on the street in preparation for summer travel and recreation, they turn into easy targets and attract thieves.

Reports of battery theft are more prevalent each year.

As cited in the article by RV Pro, police Lt. Mike Budreau fell victim to battery theft from his boat as it sat outside his friend’s house. Now he has learned that it’s worthwhile to lock up or lug the batteries into storage to prevent it from happening in the future.

To read the full RV Pro article on battery theft, click here.

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Thieves have targeted RVs for years as a way to make quick and easy cash. While batteries typically cost anywhere from $75 to $130 a piece, battery bandits re-sell them for a very small portion of profit. Often thieves cause even more damage by cutting wiring. Wiring repairs are a huge hassle. This makes securing your exposed batteries a priority, regardless if where you’ve parked your RV or trailer.

Up until recently, there weren’t many options available. The only solution was to jury rig your own locking contraption or completely disconnect the battery and bring it inside a locked structure. What an annoyance to be bothered with that when you’re just trying to enjoy your time off. So what’s a poor schmuck supposed to do, put GPS locators on the batteries?stop-sign


But wait! STOP THE PRESSES!

Torklift International has developed a new line of locking storage boxes to prevent common and expensive battery theft! Your key to successfully keeping your batteries safe: 
the PowerArmor Solar.

Fringe with benefits
We’re not just talking about the benefit of knowing your batteries are secure. The benefits from owning a PowerArmor Solar are that it’s much more than a security feature of the Torklift brand and quality. Whether your RV is parked in your driveway or you’re set up beside the lake, you don’t ever have to be without power.

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Using a 10-Watt solar panel, Torklift PowerArmor Solar battery box maintains the charge of your batteries. By using a trickle charge method, longevity of the batteries increases up to 400% so you can avoid replacing the batteries prematurely. The bottom of the locking storage box is lined with an acid neutralizing battery mat to prevent corrosion caused by battery acid.


And that’s not all...

  1. Made from heavy gauge diamond plate aluminum for maximum durability
  2. Comes with mounting bracket and is designed specifically to access RV batteries avoiding interference with your RV
  3. Multiple box sizes available holding up to five batteries
  4. Adjustable dividers for custom size compartment storage (Max size only)

Don’t squander your power
The choice is yours. You don’t have to be a victim of battery theft. No other home option is as easy to install and provides the level of security as the PowerArmor Solar by Torklift International. Bolting easily to your trailer tongue or camper bumper, you’ll find the locking cargo box provides extra storage for your gear in addition to its security.

Now that Torklift International has helped stop battery thieves in their tracks, there’s no need to think about attaching GPS locaters to your batteries.

Bonus tip for keeping safe from any type of theft at the campsite: Lock it up.

  1. Lock your expensive generator with the Lock and Load or Load and Load SideKick generator tray
  2. Protect your shore power cords with the Fortress PowerLock
  3. Avoid propane tank theft and tampering with a Fortress GasLock
  4. Keep your Torklift RV scissor steps in place with GlowStep Locks
  5. If truck camping:
    1. Look into locking your turnbuckles and tie downs
    2. Prevent camper theft with the FastGun Wobble Stopper

Click here to learn more about the Torklift International PowerArmor Solar.

Source: http://rv-pro.com/news/rv-battery-thefts-heat-up-in-summer-months


 

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How the PowerArmor Solar works

The PowerArmor Solar is interesting battery attire. It is dressed in heavy gauge diamond plate, framed in black high impact powder coat and wears a smart energy efficient solar cap.

PAS-on-trailer-tonguePowerArmor Solar installed on trailer tongue  PowerArmor-locking-battery-boxPowerArmor Solar battery box

Solar-panel10-watt solar panel maintains battery charge
What’s in 10 watts?
The solar panel on the PowerArmor Solar is 10 watts. That might not sound powerful to the average solar energy consumer but that’s because we haven’t explained all the benefits yet. For a PowerArmor Solar battery box that holds two batteries, a single 10-watt solar panel is successful in maintaining and increasing the longevity of your spare RV batteries.


Sticky fingers

We’re not talking about the maple syrup from hot cakes at your quintessential campsite breakfast that sticks your utensil to the inside of your index finger. The sticky fingers we’re talking about will cost you much more than the price of Mrs. Butterworth’s concoction of sugary delight. Would you rather wake up to the delectable smell of eggs and sausage on the griddle, or to the despair of no power due to stolen batteries?

Campsite theft and stolen batteries have been reported more frequently on local newscasts, warning users to either lock up their expensive batteries or literally pay the consequences.

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Click here to see a King 5 newscast that shows just how common this problem is becoming. In addition to stolen batteries, thieves and their sticky fingers are causing significant damage by snipping wiring, an even bigger hassle to get repair work on.

 

We think it’s a better approach to “wash your hands” of these thieves (so to speak) and invest in a locking battery box you can depend on.

Live long and prosper
live-longThe 10-watt solar panel can increase battery life and longevity by up to 400 percent. Sometimes even the most avid traveler will find themselves with a slew of dead batteries. Camping season isn’t year round for most folks so when the RV goes into storage, the batteries sit for months. While they are sitting in storage, the batteries begin to die, or they die completely. Two dead batteries cost more than $350 off the shelf.

battery-chargeThe 10-watt solar panel maintains your spare batteries to the level of charge they are currently at. If you have batteries that are charged at 100 percent, when used properly, the solar panel will maintain them at 80 percent charge while they sit in storage. If your batteries are 80 percent charged, the solar panel will maintain them at 50 percent charge and so on.


Convenience
powerarmor-locking-boxSecures and stores batteries under lock and key
Charged and well-maintained healthy RV batteries translate into freedom for you. No stress or worries struggling to get your batteries charged so you can get to your travel destination on time. The high quality battery box comes equipped with a lock and key. Not only are your batteries left in great shape, but also they are protected from theft and tampering.


Top quality solar energy

Torklift International is dedicated to producing quality equipment and supporting other manufacturers who do the same. That’s why we have partnered with Zamp Solar. As industry leaders in solar panel energy, we trust their product to recommend it to our customers with confidence.

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In conclusion, the Torklift International Power Armor solar battery box is a great way to take care of expensive batteries. Solar energy maintains them by keeping the batteries charged and healthy for longer use, and the carefully designed lockable box prevents them from being stolen whether at the campsite or while stored at home.


Torklift PowerArmor Solar comes in a variety of sizes. Click here for additional details on PowerArmor Solar.

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