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Old 04-06-2019, 09:17 PM   #1
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Battery Watering System

So, my two year old factory-installed house batteries kinda crapped out on me. I canít put all the blame on the cheapie Thor batteries. My maintenance of them was piss poor too. Well, I bought two new 6V flooded deep cycle batteries and I promised my self that I would do a better of maintenance on these.

So, today I installed a battery watering system. It uses a bulb pump system to draw water from a jug and fill all batteries at the same time without removing any of the caps. Worked very well on my initial topping of the batteries. I think Iíll like it. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-06-2019, 09:44 PM   #2
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Congratulations!
It's always nice, when we learn from our past experiences...
Glad to hear that the new batteries are being well taken care of: don't forget to let us know how well they do their job!
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Old 04-06-2019, 11:48 PM   #3
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I use that same system and it works great. Itís WAY cheaper than buying fancier batteries and it only requires a few minutes every month or so.
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Old 04-07-2019, 10:23 PM   #4
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What system is it?


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Old 04-07-2019, 10:39 PM   #5
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So, today I installed a battery watering system. It uses a bulb pump system to draw water from a jug and fill all batteries at the same time without removing any of the caps. Worked very well on my initial topping of the batteries. I think I’ll like it. Attachment 16525
I need this system as well. But if you don't remove the caps, how do you know when the battery is full? (and not overfilled?)
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Old 04-07-2019, 10:52 PM   #6
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It's a Flo-Right system and it has built in check valves in the 'caps' which shut off the flow to each individual cell when they are filled to the right level.
System works great. I bought 2 kits and hooked them together to fill all four batteries at one time on our previous RV.
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It's a Flo-Right system and it has built in check valves in the 'caps' which shut off the flow to each individual cell when they are filled to the right level.
Thank you HaRVey! Just what I need!
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Old 04-07-2019, 11:03 PM   #8
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Thank you HaRVey! Just what I need!
You're welcome, I'm glad I was able to help!
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That sure sounds like a VERY worthwhile addition...
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Itís surprisingly expensive and frustratingly you have to order the bulb/pump separately but it makes a tedious little job easy peasy. You can buy systems already configured for 6 or 12 volt systems and for however many batteries your system happens to use.
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Old 04-08-2019, 12:25 AM   #11
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True, I was surprised when I got the kit that it did not include the fill tube and bulb kit.
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Old 04-08-2019, 12:33 AM   #12
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One more vote for the Flo-right remote battery filling system.
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Old 04-08-2019, 02:04 AM   #13
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So, my two year old factory-installed house batteries kinda crapped out on me. I canít put all the blame on the cheapie Thor batteries. My maintenance of them was piss poor too. Well, I bought two new 6V flooded deep cycle batteries and I promised my self that I would do a better of maintenance on these.

So, today I installed a battery watering system. It uses a bulb pump system to draw water from a jug and fill all batteries at the same time without removing any of the caps. Worked very well on my initial topping of the batteries. I think Iíll like it. Attachment 16525


This is one of ther very first mods I did when we got our rig.

I have room in the battery bay to store a jug of distilled water.

I can check and top off the batteries in about 60 seconds, which means I do it at least once a month.
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Old 04-08-2019, 04:16 AM   #14
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Battery Watering System

It was more expensive than I expected. But, it really makes it super easy to top off the batteries and you canít overfill them. Just pump the bulb until you canít pump it anymore.

Here are the links to them on Amazon.

Flow-Rite RV2000 Pro-Fill RV Edition 2 Battery Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001FCAXT0..._kNSQCbK29736Z

Flow-Rite RV2020 Pro-Fill/Qwik Fill Hand Pump https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001FC79EW..._DRSQCbGTVKJ2F
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Old 04-08-2019, 06:36 AM   #15
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Looks like there is a small difference in the product numbers for 6 volt vs. 12 volt batteries. Be careful to choose the correct one for your needs. I didn't notice that until I read some of the reviews.

6 volt batteries use Flow-Rite RV2000
12 volt batteries use Flow-Rite MP2000
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:32 AM   #16
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Still on factory batteries after 4 years. I use the same watering system. Once a month I take the less then 2 minutes to add what ever water it needs.

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Old 04-08-2019, 12:13 PM   #17
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Still on factory batteries after 4 years. I use the same watering system. Once a month I take the less then 2 minutes to add what ever water it needs.





Same here and with the Harris coach batteries no less. Almost 5 years actually.
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Looks like there is a small difference in the product numbers for 6 volt vs. 12 volt batteries. Be careful to choose the correct one for your needs. I didn't notice that until I read some of the reviews.

6 volt batteries use Flow-Rite RV2000
12 volt batteries use Flow-Rite MP2000
Thanks!

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Easy way

I bought a cheap bug sprayer at the dollar store with flex able hose works like a charm.
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