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Old 01-15-2016, 07:56 PM   #1
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Help with Electrical system on Lexington

I just bought a 2005 Lexington 283ts, had a 1998 Itasca Spirit 22R, which had seen better days. First thing, I can not figure how the electrical system works on the Lexington. The instrument panels are similar to the Spirit, but the Lexington manual does not explain anything here.

Example, I was plugged in overnight, I put the slides OUT, they worked fine - in the morning when I went to move them IN, they barely had the power to do it. And the aux battery system was very low, but I was plugged in.
There is a battery control button located near the rear door/step, and there is also a toggle battery button located on the dash up front - but I don't know what they do....
First thing, is there anywhere I can find a GOOD manual. I tried the Forest River web site, nothing there. Googled - nothing I can find.
I'm in Georgie, 3rd day on our trip to Florida. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 01-21-2016, 07:20 PM   #2
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Sorry I can't be more help but we just bought a 2010 Lexington and are still working things out. We can't find an owners manual either. Usually I can find manuals on ebay but not this. I searched for yours also.
The battery control by the door is for disconnecting the battery. I would guess the one on the dash is for emergency start which connects the house and chassis batteries together while you hold the button. Mine is beside the drivers seat.
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Old 01-22-2016, 02:27 AM   #3
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RV manufacturers have only been providing generic owners manuals, for a number of years, including FR.
Only a handful provide manuals with any model-specific information.
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