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Old 01-08-2016, 03:32 PM   #1
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Checking/Filling Battery

In our MH the house batteries are not on a slideout and there is very little room to see the water levels. I have beaten many bushes looking for a slideout and none are to be found. I then heard about FlowRite Qwik fill, that doesn't fit out batteries(Group 31, NAPA 8231, 12v).

I am sure we are not the only people with this problem. How has it been solved in other MHs?
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I switched to AGM batteries that require zero maintenance,
and do not discharge corrosive gasses. They also last longer.
And cost twice as much, but well worth it. IMHO
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Go to the Camping World web site and do a search for "battery fill". You'll find a listing of systems. The system you are looking for is the 36 volt kit for 6 batteries. This kit does not use the hard plastic fixed filling manifold. These fill pieces are individual for each cell and are connected by a flexible rubber hose that you cut to length.

Since Camping World doesn't seem to offer smaller kits, an internet search should find a smaller kit with the correct number of fillers for the cells you have. I bought one about 7 years ago and it worked just great. We've since switched to AGM's but that can get pricey in a hurry. If all else fails call the company. I damaged 2 of the rubber gaskets that seal the fill valve to the battery and called trying to buy them. They sent me a whole envelope full of them without charge. Good people to talk to and great customer service.
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Auto Zone sells a battery fill bottle that automatically stops when the cell gets to the proper level. Very old-school, but it works. I think I paid about $10 for mine.
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Google "battery filler bottle". Amazon has lots of them.
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If you go to ProFill's website, you can build a kit that fit's your batteries.

https://flow-rite.com/pro-fill-bom/
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You can look in online golf cart stores for central filling systems.
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They also last longer.
And cost twice as much, but well worth it. IMHO
How long do they last?

I have gotten 9 years plus out of two different sets of T-105's
They are not a problem checking every month or so with Pro Fill.
Less then 10 minutes from getting water & pump out of compartment, fill the batteries and everything put back away.
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The Profills don't fit, they are made by Flowrite. I'll look at the other options. Thanks for the help.

I just looked at Camping World, Flowrite product also.

On another forum someone suggested BWT. I need to look into them.
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If you go to ProFill's website, you can build a kit that fit's your batteries.



https://flow-rite.com/pro-fill-bom/

Never seen this before, once installed do you attach a pump and fill or is there a reservoir that maintains the level?
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We have this kit on our golf carts on our jobsite and have had no problems. Ours came with a pump real easy to use. We have 10 Golf carts and this is the easy way to keep them filled.
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If you go to ProFill's website, you can build a kit that fit's your batteries.

https://flow-rite.com/pro-fill-bom/
I also have this one. I fill my batteries in 10 minutes. 2 minutes is actually putting water in the batteries. The rest of the time is looking for the fill tube and water.
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Auto Zone sells a battery fill bottle that automatically stops when the cell gets to the proper level. Very old-school, but it works. I think I paid about $10 for mine.

Simple and effective!
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How long do they last?

I have gotten 9 years plus out of two different sets of T-105's
They are not a problem checking every month or so with Pro Fill.
Less then 10 minutes from getting water & pump out of compartment, fill the batteries and everything put back away.
If you look at their respective spec sheets, the T-105's have a better charge cycle rating than the Lifeline AGM's. However, negligence plays a large roll in shortening the life span. Negligence can include improperly discharging and charging, to which AGM's are not immune.

I just upgraded to 8 T-105's and have ordered a Pro-fill watering system for them.
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