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drakethib 06-21-2015 10:54 AM

Help ! Sunseeker 3170 Coach Batteries need jump start,
 
I need to jump start my batteries for the coach, there are two batteries down under the steps ( i lost my multi meter).

Any info on which ones I plug the jumper cables?

Here is a photo if helps.


P.S. This is a Ford Chasis 2014 (gas).

757Dave 06-21-2015 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by drakethib (Post 900179)
I need to jump start my batteries for the coach, there are two batteries down under the steps ( i lost my multi meter).

Any info on which ones I plug the jumper cables?

Here is a photo if helps.


P.S. This is a Ford Chasis 2014 (gas).

I have the same MH. 2011 edition. Near the floor of the drivers seat there is an emergency start switch. This will act as built in jumper cables for you to start the coach. Just hold it in the on position will turning the key and it will use the juice from the batteries in the step. Hope this helps.

:trink39:

drakethib 06-21-2015 01:08 PM

Sorry for some reasons my photos are not uploading.

drakethib 06-21-2015 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 757Dave (Post 900200)
I have the same MH. 2011 edition. Near the floor of the drivers seat there is an emergency start switch. This will act as built in jumper cables for you to start the coach. Just hold it in the on position will turning the key and it will use the juice from the batteries in the step. Hope this helps.

:trink39:

Anyway you can post a photo? I am looking at mine, and cant find it.

Garrette 06-21-2015 09:18 PM

If you need to jump start the engine, it is located on the left side under the hood. You jump start this battery.
As you look at the drivers seat, you will see a black switch down low. Press this switch, reach up and start the engine. If house batteries are strong enough, it will crank and start. Good luck.


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ATVer 06-21-2015 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drakethib (Post 900179)
I need to jump start my batteries for the coach, there are two batteries down under the steps ( i lost my multi meter).

Any info on which ones I plug the jumper cables?

Here is a photo if helps.


P.S. This is a Ford Chassis 2014 (gas).

I'm not sure why you would need to "jump start" the coach batteries (you said the ones under the steps) unless it's to start the generator. You could use the emergency switch under the seat but the easiest way is to start the chassis engine which will then automatically connect the the 120 amp engine alternator to the coach batteries and rapidly recharge them. I once ran my coach batteries down so far that I could not start the generator. I started the chassis engine and after about 2 minutes was able to start the generator.

drakethib 06-22-2015 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by ATVer (Post 900797)
I'm not sure why you would need to "jump start" the coach batteries (you said the ones under the steps) unless it's to start the generator. You could use the emergency switch under the seat but the easiest way is to start the chassis engine which will then automatically connect the the 120 amp engine alternator to the coach batteries and rapidly recharge them. I once ran my coach batteries down so far that I could not start the generator. I started the chassis engine and after about 2 minutes was able to start the generator.

that is what I am trying to do ( start the generator).

I did not have any luck finding this switch folks are talking bout.

benagi 06-22-2015 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by drakethib (Post 901606)
that is what I am trying to do ( start the generator).

I did not have any luck finding this switch folks are talking bout.

Don't know where the switch is on your unit but if you start the engine on your MH and have the coach battery switch on, you should be able to start your generator.

drakethib 06-22-2015 08:15 PM

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Just FYI, here is the pic of my batteries. Attachment 80799

ATVer 06-22-2015 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drakethib (Post 901606)
that is what I am trying to do ( start the generator).

I did not have any luck finding this switch folks are talking bout.


As I said the easiest way is to start the chassis engine and it will provide enough power to start the generator.

As for the emergency switch just open the drivers door and look at the seat base near the floor. The switch is a large rocker type on the side of the base. This is true on my 2012. Don't know if they moved it or eliminated the capability on later units.


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