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Old 04-24-2006, 04:40 AM   #1
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The batteries on my motorhome are in a compartment and do not slide out. Checking and filling them requires sticking my head in the compartment. I have been informed this is an unsafe act and I agree. That said, just how do the rest of you check and fill your batteries?
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The batteries on my motorhome are in a compartment and do not slide out. Checking and filling them requires sticking my head in the compartment. I have been informed this is an unsafe act and I agree. That said, just how do the rest of you check and fill your batteries?
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Old 04-24-2006, 05:49 AM   #3
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First...wear safety glasses & old clothes. If you have old clothes on, nothing ever splatters, but if you have got your favorite T shirt on it never fails that some acid will find it. Disposible blue nytryl gloves are good too. Small flashlight to look in cells. Gallon of distilled water and a turkey baster or an old ear wash syringe to fill the cells. I pour some of the water into a small cup and use the ear syringe to draw from the cup. If you cant see into the cells very good because of a tight compartment get a little mirror (like a boy scout signal mirror from wal mart for a dollar). Paper towels to wipe battery top clean before opening the tops, maybe a small screwdriver to help pry the tops off.
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:47 AM   #4
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I finally got tired of having to remove my batteries to check each one. I bought this device to water the batteries without having to actually touch the batteries. The kit sells for around $60. at Camper World and is a bit of a hassle to install, but once installed its the cats meow has a little hose an pump device that lets you put distilled water in and stops when full. seems like its worth it in my situation.
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