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Old 02-07-2015, 09:32 AM   #11
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I had the same problem with the strap. I put the battery glass acid absorbing mats below each battery. Upon removing the batteries from the tray I realized how heavy they were and the tight fit into the tray so I threw the strap away. I cannot image the batteries ever coming out of the tray except in a roll over and i doubt the strap would hold them in place. Simple answer throw them away.


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Old 02-07-2015, 09:57 AM   #12
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Dan I have the same Berkshire you do With the tall house batt no tray. They are hard to water and my stray are so bad I have already replace them, also inside of compartment door looks real bad. I have sprayed treminal and even lv door open when at home. Rv is inside of building. I had berryland add more vents to compartment and that has not help much. Would love slide out tray can it be added?
Trays are available here. I am not sure which one but it should be possible if the compartment is configured like mine.

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Old 02-07-2015, 10:04 AM   #13
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Also heavy duty ones here.
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Old 02-07-2015, 03:50 PM   #14
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Google battery mats. They absorb the gas that the batteries emit and prevent the corrosion.
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:19 PM   #15
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As to difficult to add water, A 2 qt battery filler makes an easy chore of it. Shove it in the hole and it stops when water is at proper level.

Like this: Amazon.com: Plews 75-030 Auto Shut Off 2 Quart Capacity Plastic Battery Filler: Automotive

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Old 02-07-2015, 09:32 PM   #16
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As to difficult to add water, A 2 qt battery filler makes an easy chore of it. Shove it in the hole and it stops when water is at proper level.

Like this: Amazon.com: Plews 75-030 Auto Shut Off 2 Quart Capacity Plastic Battery Filler: Automotive

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I forgot about them. We used to use one like that at the filling station I worked at when in High School.
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:10 PM   #17
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I forgot about them. We used to use one like that at the filling station I worked at when in High School.
Same here. Haven't seen one in a long time.
I'm going to order one.
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Old 02-08-2015, 12:15 AM   #18
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Same here. Haven't seen one in a long time.
I'm going to order one.
I think you're more likely to be diligent with the batteries if you have a way to make it fast and simple. Pop all the caps, make a lap with the filler, done.

We rented a golf cart at Fort Wilderness and the carts are all equipped with single point watering systems. Probably overkill for the house batteries but someone may want to be the first kid on the block.... several vendors, one listed below.

Battery Watering Technologies - Watering systems for battery maintenance

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Put a watering system on ours, (Pro-Fill) have had it about 2 years and cut down the corrosion down to nothing and very easy to put water in, don't even need to slide out battery tray.
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Skip did you put that on yourself and where and what did you get.
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