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Old 01-11-2016, 10:55 AM   #29
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To Sue 46 This is what I use and I,M very happy with it and it WORKS
it is called Redeye battery fill it has a red eye wich comes on when battery is is full it is great for thight places like my battery compartment it is powered by four Lithium #44 LR batteries give them a call great service
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:48 PM   #30
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Why not forget about all that complicated stuff and just stick the filler snout in the hole and hold down until it's full!
http://www.amazon.com/Cycle-Battery-...battery+filler

I go for the old saying "KISS" (keep it simple stupid). No, I'm not calling you stupid, it's just that sometimes we want to do things the hard way!
Joe. It's another thing to carry. The the pump is much smaller. Could probably put 6 or 7 of them in one of those fillers. I also like the fact that the 2 12vs are sealed. Talk about simple.

When you go full time I think you would appreciate the simplicity of this system. Batteries are in a constant state of use, charge, etc and not just sitting around doing nothing. I can get about 2/3 to 3/4 of a gallon of distilled water in 4 6s about once every month to month and a half. It's not a once a year or every six month thing. And even if it were, this is simple and quick. No cap pulling. Your choice but like I said - one of my favorite upgrades!
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Steve, what was your cost on the kit, and how do you supply the distilled water to it?
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Steve, what was your cost on the kit, and how do you supply the distilled water to it?
https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Batte...stems-s/13.htm

One end of tubing in gallon jug. Other end has an attachment to fit the #1 cell in the series. Squeeze ball until all caps have risen to shut off filling.

Here's how it's done...

Watch "Pro-Fill RV Edition Installation and Operation" on YouTube
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Thanks Steve! That looks like a nice setup! I may have to look into that when I have a little pocket change I don't need for anything else!
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There are a LOT of products where you can argue one might be better than the other. I think one exception to this is the ProFill system. There is NO simpler, safer, easier way to fill batteries. The caps are sealed and it takes literally less than 3-4 minutes to fill all of your batteries.

My coach is always plugged in and used on average of once a month. As "flaggship1" stated, the batteries, when being used all the time, use up water. I have six 6 volt batteries that I fill about every other month. The six take anywhere from one to two pints each time. I just did it about 30 minutes ago. I grabbed my jug of distilled water, the squeeze bulb and took under 3 minutes to top off the water. It took longer to get the water out of my shed than to fill the six batteries.

Someone even called the system a gimmick.....Even if you have batteries on a slide tray and can easily get to everyone, you still have to unscrew 12 -18 caps on a 4-6 battery system, then carefully fill to the line, while being careful of getting battery acid on your hands and clothing. There is just no argument to getting this system unless you just can't afford it!
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There are a LOT of products where you can argue one might be better than the other. I think one exception to this is the ProFill system. There is NO simpler, safer, easier way to fill batteries. The caps are sealed and it takes literally less than 3-4 minutes to fill all of your batteries.

My coach is always plugged in and used on average of once a month. As "flaggship1" stated, the batteries, when being used all the time, use up water. I have six 6 volt batteries that I fill about every other month. The six take anywhere from one to two pints each time. I just did it about 30 minutes ago. I grabbed my jug of distilled water, the squeeze bulb and took under 3 minutes to top off the water. It took longer to get the water out of my shed than to fill the six batteries.

Someone even called the system a gimmick.....Even if you have batteries on a slide tray and can easily get to everyone, you still have to unscrew 12 -18 caps on a 4-6 battery system, then carefully fill to the line, while being careful of getting battery acid on your hands and clothing. There is just no argument to getting this system unless you just can't afford it!

Don, I'll hit you up for a loan when I'm ready to install it!
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a turkey baster with a mark a lot line where full works for the tight locations
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Don, I'll hit you up for a loan when I'm ready to install it!
You'll be more likely to need a loan when four 6Vs have a short life. :(
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Well Joe....it's too late for a Christmas gift! Santa could have brought you one.

I know they're pricey for what you're getting, but it's one of the few products that really makes RVing simpler. I like it because it helps to keep the battery bay dry and acid free.
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From the NAPA web site that appears to be a Sealed Valve Regulated Lead Acid (Maintence free type) Battery. No Refillm, however I couldl not get a clear top view of the battery so it is posible the caps come off

you may also find the Flo-Rite system fits. Contact them if it is a flooded wet cell type. They may have an system for it.
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You were all very lively yesterday . Lots of ideas and potential solutions. I will need to churn through everything.

Joe, Your battery filler from Amazons is too big, we have very little clearance and Dan, we have been in contact with Morryde and other slideout mfgs. None fit our MH. We even looked into custom and way to pricey.
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Dan, we have been in contact with Morryde and other slideout mfgs. None fit our MH. We even looked into custom and way to pricey.
That's the problem I ran into when I upgraded from 6 to 8 batteries. Even the OEM tray manufacturer couldn't supply anything that didn't require drastic modifications on the mounting brackets on the RV. We had to rebuild the original tray to fit, then realized that the weight distribution was different and had to rebuild the frame. The whole thing is about 90% new steel and 10% old components. My mechanic is cheap (friend) but we spent a lot of time on it. The end result looks nice but created a new problem. The rear battery caps were no longer out in the open and accessible. My Pro-Fill system has been shipped, and expected to arrive any day.
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Pro-Fill is one of my best upgrades. Saves times, less than a 5 min job for me and my six batteries. Especially a time saver, due to my battery tray is very tight, and back two batteries are tough to get at. With Pro-Fill all six are a piece of cake. Initial expense rough maybe to some, but if you do the math on time, the system will pay you back. Convenience alone make it invaluable to me!
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