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Old 08-05-2014, 07:26 PM   #1
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Battery acess

I have a 2012 Thor/Damon Challenger 37 DT. Having trouble servicing the batteries. Acess point is the top step however only can get at one terminal. Tried from the underneath, unable to see terminals no room. Bad designed

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Old 08-05-2014, 08:36 PM   #2
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Sorry to read about that Gus. Post a pic and maybe the forum members can help you. There are kits to water batteries without overhead access to the top of the batt cell.

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Old 08-05-2014, 09:51 PM   #3
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Watering kit, great even if you have access, super duper great if no access. Takes me longer to get out the water bottle than to fill my batteries.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:37 PM   #4
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Watering kit, great even if you have access, super duper great if no access. Takes me longer to get out the water bottle than to fill my batteries.
I bought the Pro-fill system for my four house batteries. It works so well, that just yesterday, I ordered a similar system for my two 12V chassis batteries.
I don't have battery slides either, and they were a major pain to service.
No problem now.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:29 AM   #5
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PRO-Fill all the way!
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:23 PM   #6
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I use a turkey baster and place a piece of 2X4 to hold the step in the upward position. Use a small flashlight and the removable caps are easy to access. Pro-Fill may be a little hard to use considering the battery hold-down strap, but could be doable. It doesn't take me that long to check/fill mine - probable 10 minutes.

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