Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-08-2022, 09:43 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2022
Posts: 3
New to RVs

Hi There. Just purchased a used 2018 Coachman Freelander 31BH and am getting it ready to go. There is a solar connection on the side for, I assume, a trickle charge for the batteries. One question... does the master battery switch have to be in the 'ON' position for this to work? Lots of sun here in Las Vegas to keep the batteries charged. Thanks! Looking forward to a new form (for us) to travel and see the country.
Tighetom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2022, 11:30 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 6,231
Sorry, I don't know the answer to the solar question, but in general, unless you're storing the rig, the battery switch should be 'on' You may need an administrator to move you to the coachmen forum.

Just wanted to welcome you to the forum!
__________________
2015 Dynamax REV 24TB class C
Reverse_snowbird is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2022, 02:00 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Rhumblefish's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Right in the Middle
Posts: 669
Solar on the Side is a ™*of GoPower, and is almost always wired directly to the batteries, so no need to have the trailer 'on.' Takes a proprietary plug, make sure that - if you have this system and plan to deviate from it - than the polarity from the portable solar panel(s) is appropriately aligned.
__________________
2022 Rockwood Roo 235S
2017 Audi Q7 3.0 Prestige w/air (yes, it actually tows that)
WeighSafe hitch - no WD or anti-sway
Rhumblefish is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:48 PM.