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Old 10-10-2005, 01:22 PM   #1
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I just installed the pro fill battery filler system on my motor home. Was simple to install, took about 25 minutes to put on all 6 batteries.

Sure beats having to fill the batteries individually. It has replacement caps that attach to a manifold that has hose connections to the other batteries. A squeeze pump is connected to the hose and inserted into a jug of distilled water. When the squeeze pump gets hard the batteries are full.

It is a little expensive, but on my coach the batteries are hard to see when filling them so to me it was worth it.

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I just installed the pro fill battery filler system on my motor home. Was simple to install, took about 25 minutes to put on all 6 batteries.

Sure beats having to fill the batteries individually. It has replacement caps that attach to a manifold that has hose connections to the other batteries. A squeeze pump is connected to the hose and inserted into a jug of distilled water. When the squeeze pump gets hard the batteries are full.

It is a little expensive, but on my coach the batteries are hard to see when filling them so to me it was worth it.

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Old 10-11-2005, 05:47 AM   #3
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I use a mirror, tilted 45 degrees held over the batt. hole, that way you can see how full the fluid is. Works great in small spaces, just dont wear long sleaves, acid will eat a hole in about 4 hours. Even if you wash the cloth !!
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Old 10-11-2005, 06:16 AM   #4
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Profill looks very convinient.

We use a battery filler what stops when the batteries reach the correct level that cost under $16 at an auto parts store.
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Old 10-11-2005, 12:03 PM   #5
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Yeah, I tried one of those auto store battery fillers. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't (underfills or overfills). I just got the Pro-Fills, will see if they are any more reliable.
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:05 PM   #6
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I use an articulated drinking straw to check the battery levels of those I can't see (and now for those I can see as well). Just put the straw in and then put my finger over the end. The fluid stays in when I lift it and I can see how much over the plates the fluid is. Seems to work well for me (needless to say DW suggested it).
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Old 10-11-2005, 05:04 PM   #7
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I'll attest to the Profill - had one on our last coach, and now have one on the golf cart. It has to be the quickest, easiest way to fill a battery bank without overfilling that I've seen.Especially in those applications where you have to stand on your head to see/fill the batteries.
Worth every penny, IMO.
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Old 10-11-2005, 09:18 PM   #8
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The See Ya has 6 batteries, 3 on either side of the generator and the outside 2 are a pain to get to, not to mention having to remove 18 caps to check/fill the batteries.

The coach came with a battery filler, the kind with the spring loaded spout that you push down on to get water flow, some times it worked OK other times it would overflow the cell.

The pro fill is expensive but sure is easy to use and gets the right level to each battery every time.

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I use a pump up lawn sprayer to fill my batteries. Put in distilled water and just pump it a few times as you don't need much preasure. Hold a flashlite in one hand and you can see the water level real good. The plastic wand makes it easy to reach the third battery in the back of the tray without over filling. And you CAN wear long sleves if you are careful. (Ha Ha)
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I use the Flowrite Qwik-Fill that I purchased through Bass Pro Shops. It prevents over filling and helps reduce out gassing during charging. I probably water my batteries half as much during the seaseon as I did without the watering system.
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