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Old 06-12-2019, 07:23 PM   #1
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Another battery

I was under my 2018 2861DS today and found another battery attached behind generator. Never knew it was there...anyone else?
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:39 AM   #2
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Motorhomes usually have one for the vehicle, one or more for the camper (house battery).
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:33 AM   #3
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Yes, I have one vehicle battery and two house batteries under the step, this is another one underneath mounted behind the generator.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:15 AM   #4
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what type generator? i think some of the larger generators have their own starting battery. but i'm not sure about this.
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:12 AM   #5
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It's a Onan RV QG 4000, and I'm pretty sure it is a starting battery, it's just my Freelander did not have one. There is no mention of this anywhere, I just wanted other owners of this model and similar models to know about it if they didn't already.
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:40 AM   #6
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no that generator does not come with its own battery. you might trace the cables and see what they connect to: chassis or house. did you buy it new? does the dealer know?
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:42 AM   #7
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Normally they do not, I bought this new, I'll check with the dealer, I just wanted to let other 2861DS owners know. I haven't chased the wiring all the way, but it is mounted behind the gen., attached to it's frame and the wiring heads toward the gen.
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:21 PM   #8
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If it was a starting battery for the generator how does it get recharged? That generator does not have 12 volt recharging abilities. And if I was connected to the converter then it would also be connected to your two other house batteries. Is there a second converter / charger dedicated to charged this battery?
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:43 PM   #9
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Talked (emailed) with Jim Feece at FR, "The Chevy chassis comes with 2 batteries. This only used for the chassis." and it is in parallel with the main chassis battery.
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