Originally Posted by MikeA
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.
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.