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Old 11-19-2014, 12:56 PM   #15
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Does the water in the tube freeze (Pro fil battery watering system)?
I am also interested in the freezing question with the ProFil system. I looked at their website, but could not find anything concerning this. Maybe I am missing something simple, but if my coach is winterized and sitting outside in the Colorado winters, can you still use this system? I would assume the distilled water would simply drain out of the watering line, but I hate assuming anything when it has to do with freezing. . .

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I am also interested in the freezing question with the ProFil system. I looked at their website, but could not find anything concerning this. Maybe I am missing something simple, but if my coach is winterized and sitting outside in the Colorado winters, can you still use this system? I would assume the distilled water would simply drain out of the watering line, but I hate assuming anything when it has to do with freezing. . .

Thanks for any help!

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My ProFil system has been in place for most of my 8 years full time. Last winter it was exposed to zero temps. No issues. I assume the rubber tubing has adequate elasticity to allow for freeze.


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My ProFil system has been in place for most of my 8 years full time. Last winter it was exposed to zero temps. No issues. I assume the rubber tubing has adequate elasticity to allow for freeze.


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Thanks, Steve. Nothing better than hearing from somebody that has been there, done that! I appreciate your time.

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Make sure you disconnect the batteries before you remove the caps. The slightest spark can blow your battery up!
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Make sure you disconnect the batteries before you remove the caps. The slightest spark can blow your battery up!
Do you disconnect all of your batteries before you remove the caps to check water level?

That would make for a pretty big job on a lot of rigs with five or more batteries.


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Don`t charge your batteries for a few hours, before checking the water. Unless you are using a pry bar to open the caps, removing the plastic cap will not cause a spark. Removing and replacing the terminals has a high risk of causing a spark.
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I can't think of any way to check the water except pulling off the cell caps and looking in.
I have a 2003 Phaeton used the battery filler for years, make sure after each filling you deep cycle (charge the battery) My battery's lasted eleven years before needing replacement. Make sure you use only distilled water.

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Make sure you disconnect the batteries before you remove the caps. The slightest spark can blow your battery up!

Say WHAT?

There is absolutely no need whatsoever to disconnect the batteries when removing the caps to check the water.
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On my 2 12volt house batteries the cables that connect them overlap the caps and you cannot take them off without disconnecting the cables
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