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Old 08-09-2018, 02:20 AM   #1
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Ok I checked my batteries for Water for the first time on 5.0. It seemed hard to me pulling out the big cushion to get to it and I could only really see the first battery holes and one of the second battery holes because they are back under the cabinet.i kind of guessed how much water to add how high should the water go? How do you get to the second battery does it move? I didnít want to screw up the system. Iím not good with batteries.
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:14 AM   #2
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It is a hassle getting to them but I can see mine well enough, U dinette dual 6's. An option for you is installing an automatic watering system. Here's one from US Battery but there are many, at many prices.

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Old 08-09-2018, 08:27 AM   #3
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Has anyone upgraded to AGM so you don't have to worry about checking water levels?
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Since most of the Escapes are relatively new, there have not been many replacements, but some were lithium as well as AGM...
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:08 AM   #5
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My batteries are 6 years old and still going strong. I'm really surprised at how much water I have to add though, the 2, 6 volt batteries need about a litre of water every 3 to 4 months. I've just finished up my 3rd 4 litre jug of distilled water.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:10 AM   #6
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Has anyone upgraded to AGM so you don't have to worry about checking water levels?
I believe Jim Bennett had AGMs installed. They are definitely on my radar to reduce the water and off gassing concerns.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:18 AM   #7
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We have 5.0 with dual 6 volt. Was thinking of moving battery box 4 to 6” toward the center for much easier access. Has anyone done that?
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My batteries are 6 years old and still going strong. I'm really surprised at how much water I have to add though, the 2, 6 volt batteries need about a litre of water every 3 to 4 months. I've just finished up my 3rd 4 litre jug of distilled water.
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My dual 6V batteries consume water at a similar rate as yours Barry. Just shows that you cannot forget about keeping up with your battery maintenance.
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Adding water to your batteries can be a good sign, that everything is normal, whereas no water consumption could indicate a problem, just my .02$ worth
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We have 5.0 with dual 6 volt. Was thinking of moving battery box 4 to 6Ē toward the center for much easier access. Has anyone done that?
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