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Old 12-14-2013, 09:15 PM   #1
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Where is the auxiliary start switch?

Where would I look for the auxiliary start switch on a 2014 24R. I just realized that I have not seen it, even though I have been over almost every square inch of this unit.

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Where would I look for the auxiliary start switch on a 2014 24R. I just realized that I have not seen it, even though I have been over almost every square inch of this unit.

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Solera/Sprinter does not have an auxiliary start switch.
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Solera/Sprinter does not have an auxiliary start switch.

I called forest River and they said Sprinters don't have them

I carry jumper cables so I can jump from the coach batteries to the under-hood connection posts if needed.
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:50 PM   #4
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Did they say why not? Does the coach charge the house batteries?

I always carry booster cables but it would be a pain to use them to start the generator.


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Did they say why not? Does the coach charge the house batteries?

I always carry booster cables but it would be a pain to use them to start the generator.


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Yes, the Chassis alternator does charge the house batteries.
I agree it's a PITA to use the booster cables. But there is a quick connect in the engine compartment for the chassis battery which would make it a little easier to use the jumper cables! Still have to remove the cover to access the coach batteries, though.

A lot of the decisions Forest River makes about some of these features are based on restrictions placed on the chassis by Mercedes-Benz. For instance, M-B will not let them modify the chassis in any way by welding, etc. I would presume some of these restrictions also apply to electrical installations.
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Quick-Connect Jumper Cable Install | Pro Pickup

One for the coach and one for the chassis.

Just mount them where it is easy to reach without removing a cover or opening the hood.
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The auxiliary start switch on the Sprinter chassis is an accessory feature that is not included in the chassis used by FR in the Solera model. What I have found is the chassis alternator will top off your coach batteries, going through the battery manager, but will not full charge them when sufficiently depleated, as in dry camping for a period of time.
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Exactly what Taylorgso said. We're going to double his salary this year over what we paid him last year.
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Exactly what Taylorgso said. We're going to double his salary this year over what we paid him last year.
I thought you were Bclemens, not Billy Preston!!! (Old song from back in the day - "Nothing times Nothing Means Nothing" )
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lol. I didn't see the whole post, just my email notification.

My first thought was Billy Preston? (I was thinking of the wrong Billy)
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