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Old 04-27-2010, 10:13 AM   #1
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House batteries not charging while driving.

My house batteries don't seem to be charging when I am driving my 2003 Georgetown MH.

I talked to Mike Burns at FR and he indicated that it first charges the chassis battery then when it is fully charged it starts to charge the house batteries.

It doesn't seem to be doing that as the volts to the house batteries don't increase.


This is after driving for a while.

Anyone know what might be causing this.
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:07 AM   #2
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Could there be a fuse or circuit breaker somewhere that has popped?
Let us know when you find the cause.
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:04 PM   #3
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does your switch work on the dash to connect your lesiure battery to your engine battery incase you drain your engine battery, if it does not it could be your soleinoid
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:30 PM   #4
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It's probably the battery separator solenoid like GGM says.
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My house batteries don't seem to be charging when I am driving my 2003 Georgetown MH.

I talked to Mike Burns at FR and he indicated that it first charges the chassis battery then when it is fully charged it starts to charge the house batteries.

It doesn't seem to be doing that as the volts to the house batteries don't increase.


This is after driving for a while.

Anyone know what might be causing this.
What is the voltage reading on the house batteries while you are driving? How are you measuring it?
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:23 PM   #6
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batteries not charging while driving

I have a controller regulator installed waiting for solar panels to be installed when the brackets come in.

The voltage it reads are the same with or without the engine running.

I have also checked with a voltmeter, but in that case the chassis battery may not have been fully charged.

If it is the solenoid, how do I fix it ?
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If it is the isolator/solenoid you would have to replace it.
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If you have an RV Custom Products model here is a troubleshooting document from them.
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File Type: pdf Battery seperator RV custom.pdf (300.7 KB, 74 views)
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If it is the isolator/solenoid you would have to replace it.
i would lean towards this as well
its nit just Georgetown, its an all mh issue as it tends to stick and is often installed in an area that gets plenty of road debris and rain
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My house batteries don't seem to be charging when I am driving my 2003 Georgetown MH.

I talked to Mike Burns at FR and he indicated that it first charges the chassis battery then when it is fully charged it starts to charge the house batteries.

It doesn't seem to be doing that as the volts to the house batteries don't increase.


This is after driving for a while.

Anyone know what might be causing this.
My 1999 Georgetown has a fuse on the charge circuit, when it blows the charging stops. I need to find mine as it's blown. Seems like it's under the dash with the other chassis fuses. Normally when I fire the engine, it starts charging and after a few minutes the generator can start.
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