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Old 07-15-2011, 08:45 AM   #1
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Battery isolator info

For anyone that wants to know. Being I was use to a simple batter isolator that only connected the chassis battery with the coach batteries when the ignition switch was on, I was surprised that was a better way. Also connect the chassis battery with the coach batteries when on shore power. Here is how it done.
http://www.intellitec.com/PDF/5300362.100.pdf
I don't know where they mounted this unit on all models but on my Lexington is under the driver's seat. So Lexington owners, be careful of metal objects you stuff under the seats! An inverter is under the passenger's seat. The isolator relay is in a box next to the coach batteries. Along with fuses for the slide outs. This is where my Lexington stuff is located, I don't know abot class C & class A models.
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Update to link
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:04 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info Dave.
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Old 01-19-2017, 06:13 PM   #4
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Where can this item be purchased??
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:03 AM   #5
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Battery Disconnect

Question, when you are connected to shore power where should the switch be. Disconnect on or off so the house batteries will charge?
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:23 PM   #6
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Trickle start around 10 bucks mounted in house battery compartment
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:00 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info in this old sticky thread.
I'm trying to figure out my 2004 Lex GTS (e450) which does not charge house off engine.
I have a "Use/Store" switch by the interior steps, is this the battery connect/disconnect switch for the BIRD?
There are two solenoids next to the batteries, I suspect that one of these is the converter charge solenoid and the other may be the engine charge solenoid, but what a mess those wires are. Tracing them out will not be easy.
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I don't have the Lexington anymore but I will try to help by memory. For starters the "Use/Store" switch has to be on. I see there is a 5 amp fuse. I am guessing that is under the steps in the battery compartment. Mine had a cover with 2 winged nuts holding the cover. Inside were some fuses. I know my side out fuses were there. So the trouble is down to. Switch not on, bad fuse, bad solenoid or bad bird. The link has a trouble shooting section. Volt meter is a must. Remember that there are hot battery cables connected to the bird ! Good luck.
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I found my BIRD and blown fuse finally.
On my 2004 Lexington GTS the bird is mounted directly next to the batteries out in the elements. The lower solenoid is the engine charge solenoid, the shore power solenoid is directly above it and they are both mounted to the BIRD on plate between tires and batteries.
The blown fuse that was preventing the engine charge was to the left side of the BIRD and solenoid, very very hard to spot and replace.
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Old 07-27-2020, 11:33 AM   #10
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I realize these posts are old, but does anyone know what the inverter is for under the passenger seat? Has a white cord plugged into it on mine.
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I realize these posts are old, but does anyone know what the inverter is for under the passenger seat? Has a white cord plugged into it on mine.
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The inverter on our 2010 FR Lexington 300SS GTS is under the passenger seat (to be moved when I convert to swivel pedestals). It powers the outlet up in the entertainment section and had TV plugged into it. The inverter had no DC power coming in so that TV has never been turned on. We rarely watch TV or listen to music when camping. I plan to pull the entire front section out to insulate the front bubble well and clean up the last vestiges of mice inhabitation in PO RV garage- fortunately they didn't chew up anything just made nests and pooped/peed all over in bubble. I will rework the cabinetry to add a bookshelf/storage area on right like the left side has and relocate the stereo behind the TV. The TV will be mounted on a long extension bracket to give a better viewing angle when sitting in the 2 nice RecPro recliners (replaced couch). I'll probably wire that outlet to house AC and if we want to watch TV I have a small 1000W inverter I can use and not mount to take up space. We probably will watch some TV when we go on long trips once she retires (August 2023 is target). To access the wiring, pull the screws holding the trim piece by passenger seat.
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The inverter on our 2010 FR Lexington 300SS GTS is under the passenger seat (to be moved when I convert to swivel pedestals). It powers the outlet up in the entertainment section and had TV plugged into it. The inverter had no DC power coming in so that TV has never been turned on. We rarely watch TV or listen to music when camping. I plan to pull the entire front section out to insulate the front bubble well and clean up the last vestiges of mice inhabitation in PO RV garage- fortunately they didn't chew up anything just made nests and pooped/peed all over in bubble. I will rework the cabinetry to add a bookshelf/storage area on right like the left side has and relocate the stereo behind the TV. The TV will be mounted on a long extension bracket to give a better viewing angle when sitting in the 2 nice RecPro recliners (replaced couch). I'll probably wire that outlet to house AC and if we want to watch TV I have a small 1000W inverter I can use and not mount to take up space. We probably will watch some TV when we go on long trips once she retires (August 2023 is target). To access the wiring, pull the screws holding the trim piece by passenger seat.
Thanks for the reply.
I finally did figure it out after tracing where the white cord went to.
It was disconnected at the outlet by the TV and replaced with AC power.
I reconnected it, replaced the 450w inverter with a 1000w and run an extension cord to the refrigerator to run on AC power when we are travelling instead of keeping propane on, as well as being able to watch TV on the few occasions we are parked overnight and donít want to run the generator.
Works awesome.
Running the extension cord hidden was a little work but worth the effort.
I replaced the outer refrigerator cover fasteners with ones that allow for quick removal of the cover and simply unplug the refrigerator from stock AC outlet to the extension cord for traveling.
I like your idea on the work you are going to do.
A lot of wasted space up front in the bubble and a huge source of heat and cooling loss for sure.
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