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Old 08-10-2016, 09:42 AM   #1
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How to check coach battery levels

On my 378, I have four 12 volt coach batteries. They are mounted in a way that it is virtually impossible to check the inside battery levels. As tough to even take off the covers.

Other than the auto fillers, does anyone have any tips to see the levels?
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Old 08-10-2016, 09:52 AM   #2
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I purchased a hydrometer from Amazon. Remove the caps on the batteries and stick the syringe into each hole to measure the water/acid levels. The syringe draws water/acid from the battery and has a gauge to measure the level and charge. The bulb can also serve as a way to add distilled water if level is low.
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Old 08-10-2016, 10:16 AM   #3
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I use one of these. http://www.ebay.com/itm/OTC-4621-2-l...-/400694924326
You don't have to see the level, it shuts off and doesn't over fill. Have used it twice now and am happy with it.



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Old 08-10-2016, 11:44 AM   #4
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I know you said no auto fillers, this is what I installed. https://flow-rite.com/battery-wateri...e-rv/qwik-fill

Very easy to fill now.


Before that it was a 30 minute job to check levels, I had to move each battery out to check the rear cells. Then filling them half blindly.
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Old 08-10-2016, 01:15 PM   #5
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I would guess this would have to be added to the winterize list
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Old 08-10-2016, 03:15 PM   #6
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RJJ... Looks like an inexpensive solution. Thanks.
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Old 08-10-2016, 05:07 PM   #7
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On my previous motorhome, I could not see the rear battery enough in order to check the fluid level. I went to Wally World and purchased a cheap hand mirror. That worked perfectly.
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Old 08-10-2016, 05:19 PM   #8
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I have used the Quik-fil for years very good system.
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Old 08-10-2016, 06:13 PM   #9
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Battery Fill

Have been using Quick Fill for almost 8 years. Easy to use, works great.
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:19 PM   #10
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I use a turkey baster to add distilled water to the battery cells, and a small flashlight to assist in seeing the level in the interior cells where it is dark under the step.
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