RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Newmar Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-11-2011, 03:03 PM   #1
Member
 
rcatter's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Tampa Bay, Fl
Posts: 79
Battery replacement possible issue

Okay so it appears I may have created a small problem for myself.. Long story that I will make very short for you..

2003 Dutch Star - Have had almost two weeks. Have made 1 350 mile round trip as a test / shaedown.

Needed to replace House batteries. Tray had some rust. Decided to pull all 6 batteries and clean / re-paint tray. Also some of the wires needed attention / replacing due to corrosion. PRIOR to starting said project I grabbed pencil and paper and made note of all connections to batteries... Evidently, all but one that is. When putting the chassis batteries back in I had / have one red wire that I cannot account for on my drawing. Not sure if it was stacked with others towards the back and I just missed it or what. Bottom line - It was a positive / red cable. Due to it's length there seemed no way it could reach the front positive battery terminal battery so I connected it to the rear (closest to coach).

Following getting the remaining batteries all connected I have tested everything with the exception of the battery boost which I am not sure how to test at this time. All seems okay except for one item that is puzzling me.

On the black panel where you check your tank levels there is also a button to check battery level. If I look at the Inverter remote and it says the batteries are at 100% so does the black panel if I push the button. However, when the inverter remote reads 98% the black panel is giving me a reading of 1/4 for battery level.

Now being the obsessive, paranoid type I am, I am now concerned that I have an issue that I may have created myself that will show up on my next road trip. On the other hand only having the coach for such a short time maybe it is a quirk that it has always had.

Thoughts?
__________________

rcatter is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-11-2011, 06:08 PM   #2
Community Moderator
 
"007"'s Avatar


 
Nor'easters Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 28,889
As long as you put red cable to positive that should be OK.
As to the readings on the over head panel for battery read with your coach plugged in to shore power do the led's show full charge all led's lite.
Did you charge all new batteries with a separate 12 V charger?
You may get crazed readings until all batteries are fully charged.
__________________

__________________
98KSCA, 99MACA, 03 KSCA-3740- 8.1 Chev-- ALLISON Trans
VISIT the NEWMAR QUICK TIPS & EASYMODS 1 & 2
QUICK TIPS # 3
RV SYSTEMS & APPLIANCES & RECALLS --- TECH INFORMATION
"007" is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 07:07 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
GaryKD's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wellington, Florida
Posts: 12,986
Hi rcatter,
Welcome to the Newmar family. Without knowing the readings before the battery upgrade it is not possible to say if anything is different or incorrect. Like 007 posted, let the batteries get a good full charge (may take a couple of days). Then take your readings. The baseline reading is with a meter to the battery posts.
__________________
Gary
2005 Newmar KSDP 3910 + GMC ENVOY XUV 37K lbs Moving Down The Road
The Avatar Is Many Times Around The USA
Nobody Knows Your Coach Like Somebody Who Owns One Just Like Yours
GaryKD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2011, 08:39 PM   #4
Member
 
rcatter's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Tampa Bay, Fl
Posts: 79
Thanks for the replies. I haven't had it plugged into shore power yet. We generally are boondocking or traveling when it is getting charged by the generator.
rcatter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 05:54 AM   #5
Community Moderator
 
"007"'s Avatar


 
Nor'easters Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 28,889
With Gen running plug 12V charger in electric outlet in power bay and charge batteries they will charge faster than using converter.
__________________
98KSCA, 99MACA, 03 KSCA-3740- 8.1 Chev-- ALLISON Trans
VISIT the NEWMAR QUICK TIPS & EASYMODS 1 & 2
QUICK TIPS # 3
RV SYSTEMS & APPLIANCES & RECALLS --- TECH INFORMATION
"007" is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 10:15 AM   #6
Member
 
rcatter's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Tampa Bay, Fl
Posts: 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by "007" View Post
With Gen running plug 12V charger in electric outlet in power bay and charge batteries they will charge faster than using converter.
That's good to know. I have never connected a charger to a bank of 4 - 6volt batteries like this so I need to make sure I understand where to connect it.

Thanks for the information
__________________

rcatter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Battery issue on 2006 Southwind 32VS John-n-TX Class A Motorhome Discussions 25 04-20-2011 01:11 PM
Hopefully, no more dead engine battery RTegarini Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11 01-17-2011 07:11 PM
Chassis Battery Replacement mrsr71 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 5 03-07-2010 10:12 AM
Battery replacement Gypsies2 Monaco Owner's Forum 7 01-10-2008 08:01 AM
House Battery bank replacement Neal Whitfield Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 31 11-14-2006 04:57 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.