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Old 08-31-2015, 07:07 AM   #1
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Low Battery

Here's a new issue that just began on my Berk.

When I start it up, I get a low battery warning. Once I push the menu button in any direction to look at odometer or whatever, it goes away and does not return until the next time I start it.

It's always plugged in to shore power.

Has anyone else seen this behavior ?

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Old 08-31-2015, 07:42 AM   #2
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Ken - Mine has always done that. Just after purchase, the dealer changed out my alternator. It still does that. When I was at Freightliner in Gaffney, they told me that type of alternator which is self exciting, will that. It is a little pain that I live with. Hank
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:09 AM   #3
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Ken - Mine has always done that. Just after purchase, the dealer changed out my alternator. It still does that. When I was at Freightliner in Gaffney, they told me that type of alternator which is self exciting, will that. It is a little pain that I live with. Hank
Thanks Hank !!

I was hoping it would be something like that. I figured the warning had to be in error since the batteries are always charged and ready to go.
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:55 AM   #4
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Mine gives that warning occasionally.
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Old 08-31-2015, 11:23 AM   #5
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I saw it for the first time on Saturday also. Went away as suddenly as it appeared
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Old 08-31-2015, 11:51 AM   #6
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Mine gives that warning occasionally.

Mine was doing it every start for a long time. One chassis battery had failed and finally it wouldn't start at all. Replaced both chassis batts; never saw the message again.

Boowho??
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:27 PM   #7
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Mine was doing it every start for a long time. One chassis battery had failed and finally it wouldn't start at all. Replaced both chassis batts; never saw the message again.

Boowho??
Now I'm wondering if this is some type of early warning that one of the chassis batteries is getting tired.

Coach was built in April 2014, so they're not that old. But then, who knows how long they could have been sitting on a shelf before installation.

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Old 08-31-2015, 12:33 PM   #8
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my batteries are 2011 originals and still going strong, I cant beleive it.
Just got it back from FCC Gaffney also and they didn't say a word about it. Not to threadjack but do you hear your house batteries gassing off when on the charger, even in float mode? Cause I can
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my batteries are 2011 originals and still going strong, I cant beleive it.
Just got it back from FCC Gaffney also and they didn't say a word about it. Not to threadjack but do you hear your house batteries gassing off when on the charger, even in float mode? Cause I can

I wouldn't even know what "gassing off" sounds like

I had my coach in for service at Gaffney in early July, and nothing said there either.

I don't think it's something for me to be concerned about. I'll just keep an eye on it for changes. Getting closer to the time where we put it away for the winter (mid-October). But who knows... if I am able to retire after the first of the year, I may join the other snow birds and take that cover off

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Old 08-31-2015, 12:41 PM   #10
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I had that problem about 2 -3 months ago I found 1 bad house battery. I replaced them all. The problem went away.
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