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Old 05-16-2015, 10:49 PM   #1
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I'm confused as I had my Berk sit for 2 weeks not plugged in. I used the switch by the door and put it in store however now the coach has no lights or etc. I found that the leveling jacks are tied to these batteries as I couldn't lift the jacks, also the generator is dead and won't start?

I plugged into my house just 120v and still can't get anything to come on? Will it eventually charge the batteries and everything will come back?
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Old 05-16-2015, 11:32 PM   #2
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The 110v will charge the coach batteries through the converter. If you want to bring them up faster I suggest starting the engine (uses the chassis battery). The engine will top off the chassis battery then switch over and charge the coach batteries. The gen won't start because it uses the coach batteries for the starter, ignition and control circuit, once the batteries are charged then the the gen should be ok. Another option to get them up faster is to use a portable battery charger which I think will charge faster than the berk's converter.
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:15 AM   #3
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next time you store it not plugged in, use the battery disconnect in the battery bays.
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Old 05-17-2015, 08:55 PM   #4
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So my problem continues, no power in coach at all. No jacks, lights or slide out power. I tested each battery and they seem to be charged, 6.7 volts per. I found a lead to my inverted that I tested at just over 13. Is this an inverter problem? Way over my head and we are 4 days away from our first trip of the year! 😓
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:44 PM   #5
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This has happened to me twice in the past year.

For the immediate problem you have to get the motor started. Will it start?

The alternate engine start feature uses the house batteries to assist the chassis batteries if necessary.

The same way that it will help the engine start it will also help the generator to start.

Run the main engine for 30+ minutes

This should give you enough charge the enough to get your generator started to then be able to raise the jacks.

I have had battery problems and also had a part recall that had to be installed. You need to contact your FR factory rep to get it to your service center if the problem persists.

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The motor starts with no problems and then at some point I get coach lighting, no jacks. I then tried to start generator and it kills the coach power dead.
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How long did you leave the motor on for?

Did you try starting the generator from the alt eng start?


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I think what greg is referring to on the alt engine start may actually be called the aux button on the console. Start the engine, hold the aux button and try to start the generator.
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The function is also called low battery start. I'm not sure what the actual label will be on the toggle button.


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Saga continues: I got the generator going but as some as I release the aux start switch it dies. I'm still wondering if my batteries are shot but don't have solid proof. Thx everyone!
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