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Old 10-13-2013, 04:10 PM   #1
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Battery Switch

We recently purchased a 2011 283 from an owner-not a dealer. He really did not seem real RV-smart, and I'm finding out more on my own. We previously had a fifth wheel, and there are enough similarities to help me so far. However, in looking around to change a fuse on the truck, I found a switch near the floor on the driver's seat that says "battery" and appears to be connected to a box under the seat. What does this do? The Ford manual for the 450 has nothing bout it. I don't really want to push it just to find out. Also, should the big "scare" light on the drivers side come on with the little yellow porch light? Mine does not, so wondering if it may just be a bulb. Cannot find any other switch that would control that light. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:34 PM   #2
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Don't know about your light, but the swich on the floor by the seat, will "jump" your truck battery from the coach batterys if need be.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:02 AM   #3
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Just to add to 'dog's response -- the switch on the side of the driver's seat is used to jump the truck starter with the coach batteries. You need to hold it on while you start the vehicle to have it work.

I think the "scare" light you asked about on the driver's side is the one in the back near the city water and sewer hookups. There is a switch on the power panel just above or below the switch for the kitchen lights(don't remember which and my Lex is closed up for winter). If you can't get that light on, good chance the bulb is burned out. It is NOT turned on with the porch light switch.
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:35 PM   #4
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RE: Light

This is a sad and severe case of can't see the forest for the trees! I'll bet I have looked at that control panel 100 times in the past month, and did not notice the light switch until you told me. It works, too! Time for new specs? Thanks.
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In regard to switch near drivers door, my switch does NOT assist starting. I've had to jump start several times.
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If this is the switch on the side of the seat, it is supposed to tie the coach and truck batteries togethet, as mentioned. I had a dead battery recently, and also found that it did notwork.
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If this is the switch on the side of the seat, it is supposed to tie the coach and truck batteries togethet, as mentioned. I had a dead battery recently, and also found that it did notwork.
Not sure of the year of your coach or if it is the same as the Sunseeker but a 5 amp fuse was left out at the factory on some 2012 models. Without it the circuit does not work. The fuse location is in the electrical box to the left of the steps. I know because mine was missing when I checked after reading about the issue in this forum.
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