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Old 05-25-2022, 06:35 PM   #1
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6 volt battery watering system

Hi Iím looking for opinions on a watering system for my 16 32SA gas coach. I have the 4- 6 volts under the steps and Iíve added 2 more 6 volts batteryís in the compartment next to the steps. Iíll need a system for the 4- then a separate system for the 2 in the compartment. Please give me some ideas of what people are using
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Old 05-25-2022, 06:48 PM   #2
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I like this system because I can see the level of each cell. Not sure is you have the space above those batteries under the stairs.

https://rvbatterysystems.com/battery...-water-bottle/
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Old 05-26-2022, 07:18 AM   #3
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I certainly second your desire for a watering system. Maintaining those 6v LA batteries under those steps is a PIA. I thought about doing the same thing, but ultimately convinced myself that upgrading to lithium was a much better overall solution, so that's what I did. Put 4 Lion Energy 105 Ahr batteries in the same under-step space with heating pads. Did that 2yrs ago. Expensive, but performance has been awesome, and no issues in cold weather with the heating pads (coldest overnight temps so far have been in the teens with no issues). Anyway, good decision to seek a watering system solution for your batteries. Keeping them properly maintained is key to having them power your coach when not connected to a pedestal.
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Old 05-26-2022, 07:39 AM   #4
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I was also looking for a good watering system 7 years ago. However, I bit the bullet and purchased six 6 volt 300 amp Lifeline batteries direct for $1400 delivered to my door. Now I slide the battery tray out once a year and blow the dust off. Nothing else needed. They're still performing well for our needs. Not sure how long they will last, but 900 amps is nice with an all electric coach.
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Old 05-26-2022, 07:58 AM   #5
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I looked into a watering system as well, but decided to go with Lifeline AGM’s. There is other maintenance items that drooping checking or thinking about lead acid batteries is one less thing to do. As far as Littium batteries price is coming down. Will Prowes YouTube channel has stopped talking about Battlebourn because he has found like batteries cheaper.
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Old 05-26-2022, 09:48 AM   #6
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I had a 2012 Phaeton and installed a Flo-Rite system which worked well. Basically, it would fill each cell to the proper level then the bulb would get hard to compress.

We also have a golf cart with a Trojan battery watering system which works great. The trojan system replaces the battery caps with a single cap covering three cells. Each cap has a tiny window which turns from black to white when one of the cells needs water.

I currently have an Allegro Bus, the chassis batteries are maintenance free and the house batteries are AGM.
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Old 05-26-2022, 05:33 PM   #7
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The Flow-Rite system is the way to go. Today I topped of my 6 6v batteries, it took about 5 minutes. Pull out the jug of distilled water, stick the hand pump hose into the jug, hook the pump output quick connect to the battery hose, give the pump bulb a couple squeezes (until it gets hard), put the jug and pump away = done. I have 2 systems, each fills 3 batteries. The systems are a bit pricey, but if you have FLA batteries it is a simple way to keep them topped off.
I believe the Flow-Rite RV2000 is for 6v batteries. The kits come with hoses and connectors as well as the battery cap replacements to allow configuring as needed.

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Our storage facility installs the Pro-Fill watering system. Believe that product is one of the Flow-Rite systems. I'd certainly give the local distributo a call.
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