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Old 01-09-2016, 11:51 PM   #21
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well during the winter I have inside storage and 20 amp 115 v I use to keep small items running...building is heated...in the summer I have outside storage with a 50 amp and keep the coach running just like camping...AC and everything...Bad?
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Old 03-20-2016, 04:10 PM   #22
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Question.....I thought being plugged in during the winter Would keep my chassis batteries fully charged but I was wrong....house are fine...should I install a battery charger that works of the house ones to keep the chassis fully charged?
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Question.....I thought being plugged in during the winter Would keep my chassis batteries fully charged but I was wrong....house are fine...should I install a battery charger that works of the house ones to keep the chassis fully charged?
There is a small device in the house battery compartment, battery isolation manager, that should be splitting off a small charge to the house batteries. While doing general maintenance on my rig I noticed slower engine cranking than I like to hear even though we had been on the road days before. I disconnected, cleaned, and fully tested the house batteries, they were junk. I have little faith in those OEM Alliance batteries so I replaced them. Would not have been worth my time to take them to Freightliner since the Mfg. date on the batteries was out there a bit. After hooking up the new batteries I connected a shore power line and found that the chassis batteries did in fact receive a trickle charge.
After all that blather, hopefully you don't have a fuse or bad connection preventing your chassis batteries from receiving a charge. I would seriously scrutinize the batteries first.
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well I bought another device that I will install which will charge better ...also Freightliner is looking at the batteries for the chassis and if bad will replace them under warranty
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well I bought another device that I will install which will charge better ...also Freightliner is looking at the batteries for the chassis and if bad will replace them under warranty
Good show! Wish the dealers were more convenient here. Winter storage is kinda foreign ground for me, if we get to 30 degrees for a few hours some nights in February we think the ice age is coming.
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