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Old 01-20-2017, 10:29 PM   #1
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Quik-Fill battery watering system

Unique experience today. When I removed the Quik-Fil watering system from my chassis battery one of the plungers was missing. No mystery where it was as I had to fish it out of the battery. Has anyone else had this experience and is there a better more reliable system out there? Appreciate any and all responses.
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Old 01-22-2017, 02:43 PM   #2
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For me, the best, cheapest, most reliable system is my $7.00 plastic battery water spout fill canister. It always adds the exact amount of water needed and I can service my 6-volts and engine battery in about 10 minutes a month. In addition, it forces me to inspect each battery for terminal corrosion and to insure they are still secure.
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Old 01-22-2017, 04:43 PM   #3
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That's fine if you can see into all the cells and easily fill them. In some of the smaller motor homes (Axis and Vegas especially) that is not possible.
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Old 01-22-2017, 05:40 PM   #4
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That's fine if you can see into all the cells and easily fill them. In some of the smaller motor homes (Axis and Vegas especially) that is not possible.
I really understand that problem. My batteries are on a pull out steel tray but it does not safely pull out far enough to see into the innermost battery fill holes. To top off requires flashlight, mirror, and a basting syringe, a three hand chore. Mom only gave me two so there is some hope and guessing required. When these need replacement, I will gladly opt for sealed cells of some sort.
Thanks to all for the discussion of 6 vs 12, I have learned a lot of useful stuff.
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Old 01-22-2017, 06:29 PM   #5
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Thanks for the responses. Oneilkeys is right. On my Vegas it is nearly impossible to service the chassis battery properly. Are there any tricks of the trade from Vegas/Axix owners that I might try? Thanks.
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Old 01-22-2017, 06:51 PM   #6
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Unique experience today. When I removed the Quik-Fil watering system from my chassis battery one of the plungers was missing. No mystery where it was as I had to fish it out of the battery. Has anyone else had this experience and is there a better more reliable system out there? Appreciate any and all responses.
Jerry,
Why did you remove the system from your battery???

I just installed the system to my house batteries. It works great. No way at all to see inside the cells on my coach.

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Old 01-22-2017, 07:00 PM   #7
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Used mine for a couple of years. No problems
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Old 01-23-2017, 06:53 PM   #8
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Halfprice, I had stupidly dropped and stepped on the one I was installing on another battery and was going to swap them out. Didn't work out as planned but onward and upward. Appreciate all the forum help. Stay safe.
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Old 02-01-2017, 03:44 AM   #9
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Battery Syringe Filler

This is what I use on my Axis. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Its a Syringe Filler. I put a 12" piece of clear flexible tubing on the end of it and am able to fill the cell. I use a very small mirror and small mag light to view the cell level. Its tight but you can reach in with out to much trouble to remove the caps. I use the same method on the engine battery.
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