Bass Pro Shops Battery Trays
I have been a BPS customer for almost 30 years, and overall I would say that a majority of their products have been very satisfactory. Unfortunately, this product does not fall within that realm. On the very first trip, after installing this tray, I arrived at the lake after a 30 minute trip on paved roads, to find my size 24 battery laying on it's side, and the plastic buckle broken at the clip. Fortunately I had a spare strap at home with a metal buckle. I would recommend NOT buying this particular product until/if BPS goes back to a buckle/strap system actually capable of holding a battery in place.
April 1, 2008
Not what I expected
I ordered the tray meant for 29/31 size batteries. As another review pointed out, it did not come with any hardware as stated. It was only a tray and a strap. I expected a 29/31 BPS branded tray (see the ad where it says they are BPS branded) with screw tabs the same distance apart like the 24 and 27 trays have. However this tray is the T-M Marine tray they also sell in-store. If you are upgrading from one of the other BPS trays, the holes in your boat will not line up with the tabs on this 29/31 tray. I am not going to drill any more holes in the boat and will either return this tray or find a workaround for it. Item number 38-502-340-00 should be listed separately from the other two BPS trays.
August 23, 2007
Packaging states mounting hardware included. Screws were not included had to go to local hardware store to get screws.
February 12, 2007
Warning! Be careful if you are drilling and installing screws ... Do not make holes in the bottom of your boat! The product is good and well worth the money, but if you are not careful with installation, you may be bailing water out of your boat. Not that I would know from personal experience (LOL).
August 23, 2012