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Old 09-22-2011, 08:46 AM   #1
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Cruise control problems

We purchased a 03FR 325 and were told that if we left the fuse to the courtesy lights in the fuse box it would drain the bateries. When the fuse is out the cruise control does not work. Does not make since to me. Any feedback would be appreciated.

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Old 09-22-2011, 08:50 AM   #2
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I think a lot more information is needed here. I have no idea what a 03FR 325 is.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:22 AM   #4
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Driveable MH ?? Class A or C. Brand name ??
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Crusie control problem

It a 32 foot driveable motor home with a Ford Triton V10
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Does it work when you put the fuse back in?
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:04 AM   #7
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Yes but if you leave the fuse in it runs the battery down.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:35 AM   #8
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A relay purchased and installed from your RV or vehicle facility may be available.
I added one on our pickup which, when the vehicle is turned off. This opened the circuit and cut the lighting and charging out thereby not draining the battery in the PU.
You'll need to ask for your model and needs.
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It seems to me that either the fuse is mislabeled or that the courtesy lights and cruise control are on the same circuit. The comment that the battery would run down if the courtesy light fuse is left in sounds like hogwash, unless there is something else on that circuit that is always on or you turn on something that is part of the chassis electrical system.

I don't own a motor home but, to the best of my understanding, there should be a battery isolator in a motor home that disconnects the engine battery from any load imposed by by the coach when the vehicle is not operating. All loads from the coach are then carried only by the coach batteries. Once the engine battery is isolated from the coach circuits there should be no active load on the engine battery unless you turn something on that is wired into the chassis circuits. Examples might include the driver's compartment courtesy lights, the dash radio, headlights, running lights, etc - same as on a regular 450 van. I have no idea if the isolator on your coach operates automatically or not when you turn off the ignition or, for that matter, if they were even standard equipment on an '03.
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