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Old 09-03-2016, 08:59 PM   #1
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Battery showing "E" 2016 364

So I took my rv to the shop for a little over a month, maybe 6 weeks while they fixed roof and some other things. Most of time was waiting on parts to ship for radius.

Anyways, got it back and first trip out my batteries are on E even after plugged in for a full 3 days before we came out to camper.

Did dealer leave on and kill? He had it plugged in when I got there, so wondered if he left it on and ran it down? Any other reasons? It's always showed full or almost full prior to this.

Any tips on what I can check would be appreciated. I have power for everything in coach, not running acs as weather nice but things that don't run on 12v all run so I know connection is good.



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Old 09-04-2016, 07:31 AM   #2
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The battery disconnect switch has to be "on" or the batteries will not charge or register on the meter. It will also blow fuses if you try to use the hydraulic system without the batteries connected.


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Old 09-04-2016, 07:48 AM   #3
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Battery switch is on and has been since plugging in. Any other ideas?
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:40 AM   #4
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Battery switch is on and has been since plugging in. Any other ideas?
In our 2015 364, there is a power cord plugged into the outlet in the bay with your electric cord. Ours came undone and our batteries discharged. Check it out. The outlet is on the top of the bay near the rear.
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:54 AM   #5
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Checked that, it's plugged in. I did notice when I turned off the 12v light above table it showed 1/3 instead of empty.
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Old 09-04-2016, 09:58 AM   #6
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Check the breaker in the breaker panel to confirm that the converter is on
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Old 09-04-2016, 10:02 AM   #7
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The next test is to plug into shore power and turn the battery disconnect off. Do you still have lights? If not, it's your converter/charger.


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That would be the definitive test...as long as the converter has 120 vac
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Old 09-04-2016, 11:29 AM   #9
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Breaker was good...pulled fuses when disconnected and top 25 fuse was bad.
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Old 09-04-2016, 04:21 PM   #10
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You will need to charge the coach batteries separately with a battery charger. When the batteries' voltage are too low, the battery disconnect delay (solenoid) can not pick up to permit the converter to charge them. Only other way is by driving and then the other relay picks up and charges them while you drive. That's the answer if nothing else has failed.
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