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Old 11-11-2015, 12:35 PM   #1
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Checking Coach Batteries in 378T

Have a question for anyone who has / had a 378 . The 4 coach batteries sit on a tray under the entry steps. I can get at the outside pair to check water levels and use battery tester. However the 2 further back are a challenge to reach / work on. ( It would have been nice if Forest River thought enough to provide a set up on a sliding tray but enough whinning about that) . Has anyone any short cuts / tricks etc they use to get to these eg do you use condition of 2 you can reach as indication of the other pair etc
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Old 11-11-2015, 03:43 PM   #2
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Following. I have the same question ?
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:09 AM   #3
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Had the same issue. You can buy a after market battery water maint system that will handle 2 batteries for $ 100.00 +/- just had it done at my RV dealer as Forest river installed batteries on my 2014 XL that went bad in 7 months.
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:21 AM   #4
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The new ones have 4 batteries. Wow!
This is what I used for my 2 - 12 volt batteries to fill.
I have since removed as it become unreliable and over filled some cells.


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2015 GT 364 - Here's how the cheap (read frugal) guy does it: first remove any metal such as belt buckles and ballpoint pens. Insert the upper half of your body into the battery compartment. Then use a plastic anything to pry off the battery lids. (A good LED flashlight is all ways helpful.) If you're safety conscious as the AF taught me to be, wear some safety goggles. The resulting cost is the water and a little time.
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I use one of these turkey injectors with a small hose to add distilled water in each cell.

You can buy a gallon of distilled water at supermarket for $1 and the injector at .98cents store if you are lucky to find it.

My cheap fix.
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Old 11-12-2015, 05:55 PM   #7
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I use a mechaic's mirror and small flaslight to check the liquid level. If distilled water is needed I use a squirt bottle with a plastic hose atteched. The far left battery is the hardest to check on my 378. I use a wooded stick to lift the hydraulic lines to access the battery caps.
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I use one of these turkey injectors with a small hose to add distilled water in each cell.

You can buy a gallon of distilled water at supermarket for $1 and the injector at .98cents store if you are lucky to find it.

My cheap fix.
Yep - cup of distilled water and a small plastic syringe (left over from forcing horrible tasting kid's meds into their mouths when they were really little which made them scream and yell bloody murder even though we knew in our hearts it was for their own good, but I digress....)
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What year are the units with 4 batteries? I have a 378 TS That has two maintenance free 12 volt batteries.
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My 2015 GT has 4.
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