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Old 01-02-2005, 05:12 PM   #1
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I have a weird prob with my 2004 Vectra. Some time ago I had a problem with my coach batteries running low on water, and my chassis batteries going dead.
I topped off the coach batts and installed a BatteryMindr for my chassis batts. All looked good for a while. In fact, all looked good last night.
Woke up this morning and my tank levels on the OneStop panel don't work and the battery voltage gauge says the coach batts are at 14.9 volts and the chassis batts show nothing.
I tried disconnecting shore power, toggling the Auto Batt Disconnect switch, tripping GFI, cycling all the breakers.
I started and ran the coach - the engine starter cranked very healthily, altho the ammeter wavered slightly even tho the rpm was constant.
Even running on the engine, the battery gauge on the OneStop panel may/may not show a reading. The tank levels are still dead at the OneStop panel, altho they work fine down in the water compartment.
Sometimes the chassis batt will indicate 13.7 volts, most of the time I get nothing.
Everything inside the coach seems to work OK.
Any ideas?
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I have a weird prob with my 2004 Vectra. Some time ago I had a problem with my coach batteries running low on water, and my chassis batteries going dead.
I topped off the coach batts and installed a BatteryMindr for my chassis batts. All looked good for a while. In fact, all looked good last night.
Woke up this morning and my tank levels on the OneStop panel don't work and the battery voltage gauge says the coach batts are at 14.9 volts and the chassis batts show nothing.
I tried disconnecting shore power, toggling the Auto Batt Disconnect switch, tripping GFI, cycling all the breakers.
I started and ran the coach - the engine starter cranked very healthily, altho the ammeter wavered slightly even tho the rpm was constant.
Even running on the engine, the battery gauge on the OneStop panel may/may not show a reading. The tank levels are still dead at the OneStop panel, altho they work fine down in the water compartment.
Sometimes the chassis batt will indicate 13.7 volts, most of the time I get nothing.
Everything inside the coach seems to work OK.
Any ideas?
Thanks.
Paul

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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd
2004 Kymco Grand Vista 250cc
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Old 01-03-2005, 03:12 AM   #3
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I recall something about the Intellitec One Place center acting weird when voltages were "out of bounds" (i.e.- you're reporting 14.9 vdc and I think that's too high).
Try asking Cruzer, our moderator.... Go to the top of this page, click on Cruzer and get his profile, then send a private e-mail. He knows a lot about the Intellitec systems.
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Clearly a reason to call Customer Relation and ask the factory directly 1-800-537-1885. About the time you think or are told one thing, it's something else.

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All good answers,

I'd underscore the idea of calling customer support at Winnebago.

Also, there is a known issue with failures in the Dimensions Inverter supplied with your coach. While I think this has been corrected, if your coach was produced earlier in the production cycle, you may have one of the suspect units. The inverter/charger is responsible for charging the "House" batteries, and if since you have been experiencing overcharging (boiling out the water in the batteries) this may be one contributing issue.

Please remember that the inverter is likely not the whole issue here. Try WI customer service and see what they have to say.

Hope this helps.

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