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Old 11-06-2015, 04:51 PM   #11
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Yeah, that is what I was thinking but you said it better.

My leaking propane tank is in the compartment next to the entry door and the battery compartment. I think I will wait to run the test until after the propane tank is replaced later this month. I don't want to take a chance on an errant spark lighting up my day.

It takes my dealer way too long to do any work under his warranty. The tanks were supposedly ordered on October 20th. So it will be a month that they are letting me run around with a propane leak plus another month of failing find the cause of the leak and just throwing parts at it.
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Old 11-07-2015, 09:24 AM   #12
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My '14 charges from the engine alternator
I know this because
A) it was explained to me by a tech who also confirmed that it is a maintenance charge not a quick charge
B) when I was having issues that turned out to be bad battery's The only way I could get DC items (like the slides to opperate) was to start the coach and the dead batteries took enough charge to bring in the slides and then they were dead again
(You can't bring in slides with the engine running)
As has been discussed on other threads this summer,I think you need new batteries or they need water
Batteries are good for 2-3years unless you get virgin lead core
Most new battery's have recycled lead and they ain't what they used to be
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Old 11-08-2015, 09:16 PM   #13
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Check the breaker for the charger/converter. Mine did the same on first outing. Push breaker all the way down and than back up. If unsure, do all of them.


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Old 11-08-2015, 09:26 PM   #14
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PPS If you look on the left side of the driver's seat, you'll find a switch with a battery symbol on it. If the chassis battery is dead, press that switch to use the coach batteries to start the engine. The battery disconnect switch at the stepwell may have to be on for this to work.

Just to point out, some units have that and some don't. I don't yet know the rhyme or reason of it. Our MBS 2401R does not have it though it is listed in the MB chassis manual. But a lot of stuff is listed in the manual that is obviously optional and just isn't there in the MH model (e.g., rear heater, rear defroster, overhead air vents, etc.).
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:13 PM   #15
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Just to point out, some units have that and some don't. I don't yet know the rhyme or reason of it. Our MBS 2401R does not have it though it is listed in the MB chassis manual. But a lot of stuff is listed in the manual that is obviously optional and just isn't there in the MH model (e.g., rear heater, rear defroster, overhead air vents, etc.).
The original poster stated she has a 2011 Sunseeker on a Ford chassis, which we also have. The battery booster switch is on all of them. In 2011 FR was not selling Sunseekers on the MB chassis. I believe Brian Clemens, a FR representative who participated in this forum, addressed the issue of no battery booster switches on MB's, and stated that MB didn't want them to connect anything to their electrical system. That is probably a good idea in general. An inept shop could really do damage to modern automotive electronics.
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Thanks for the explanation. I still need to run some tests to see if the two battery circuits are in fact still connected for charging purposes either way or both.
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Old 11-09-2015, 05:16 PM   #17
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I had my RV plugged into shore power for 3 days. Then I took a 15 minute drive to the park. When I pushed the battery check button only one light lit up.

About 30 seconds after starting the engine the one light I had on got brighter and sll the battery status lights were glowing.

I am assuming my battery needs replacement.

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Yeah, that is what I was thinking but you said it better.

My leaking propane tank is in the compartment next to the entry door and the battery compartment. I think I will wait to run the test until after the propane tank is replaced later this month. I don't want to take a chance on an errant spark lighting up my day.

It takes my dealer way too long to do any work under his warranty. The tanks were supposedly ordered on October 20th. So it will be a month that they are letting me run around with a propane leak plus another month of failing find the cause of the leak and just throwing parts at it.
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Correction of the typo in my last post to this thread...

ALL of the battery check lights were glowing after the engine was running.
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The fact that all the lights on the battery level meter were on means very little. When a battery is charging, all lights will be on. But also, shortly after a battery has been charged for any length of time, the level meter will show all lights on. This is because of a "surface charge" on the battery and is not a true indication of its status. Check the battery meter before charging (turning on engine, generator, or connecting shore power). If it is low, it will take hours--not minutes--to reach a full charge. Of course, a volt meter on the battery can give a better indication of what is going on.


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Old 11-22-2015, 05:26 PM   #20
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The fact that all the lights on the battery level meter were on means very little. When a battery is charging, all lights will be on. But also, shortly after a battery has been charged for any length of time, the level meter will show all lights on. This is because of a "surface charge" on the battery and is not a true indication of its status. Check the battery meter before charging (turning on engine, generator, or connecting shore power). If it is low, it will take hours--not minutes--to reach a full charge. Of course, a volt meter on the battery can give a better indication of what is going on.


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Dealer checked my battery and says it is fine. I took the RV in to get other work done and mentioned that the battery seemed bad to me.

Their computer system was down and they could not give me a RO. Received one by email later that day. Saw they wanted $55 to test the battery and I replied to forget it as I can get it done for free elsewhere. About 4 or 5 days later they called and said my RV was ready. They didn't see my email because of their computer system being down so they had it on the bill along with some other stuff that was much more expensive than estimated. I paid it and left but gave the service writer a lecture; but it was probably not his fault. First week in that position. Some the people there are rather snarky, this kid isn't.

I still don't think my battery is right but they had a chance to well me a new one.
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