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Old 09-10-2010, 04:32 PM   #15
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Welcome Doug to Newmar forum & irv2.
Have you checked the wiring to your BIRD circuit which should keep all batteries at full charge.
Could have some loose wiring or bad solenoid with in wiring of system.
Also check battery cables to chassis frame of coach for dirty or corrosion connections.
With new batteries and fully charge before installation the Bird should keep them charged.
This is a picture of my Bird in the heavy battery buss location on my fire wall.

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Many thanks for the suggestions--I will check all. I suspect that it will turn out to be something along that line if there are no component failures.
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Batteries Have an internal Resistance. It cannot be Measured, It is Calculated some were near .07 Amp. that is a constant drain on the battery. That means it WILL discharge While setting, and not being used; Leave it pluged In. it is best to install A trickel charger or A battery tender. The on board converter/charging system is not the best.. Batteries Must Be recharged imidetly, Sulfateing starts on a not fully charged battery. Keep your batteries fully charged, And 7 years is about average lifetime; Good luck. Life is good.
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Thanks for the information bachler, most all Newmars have a BIRD charging set up that when plugged in on shore line both house batteries and coach batteries will be kept at a full charge.
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Had dead chassis batteries again today after coach was sitting for about 30 days. House batteries were fine. I had kill switch for house batteries activated but not the one for the chassis batteries. I was surprised the solar panel didn't keep the chassis batteries charged as it has been sunny the last few days. I used the battery boost switch to use house batteries to help start engine but it wasn't enough to get engine turning fast enough to start. I put a battery charger on it. I don't have a place to leave it plugged in which would be nice. I've got an appointment at Newmar in Nov so we'll check it out then.
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Where would the 'BIRD' be located on my 2000 Newmar Dutch Star?

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Old 10-20-2010, 06:52 PM   #21
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I would start looking in the compartment where the power cord is stored. It may be hidden behind a piece of panel.
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Gary,

I need to replace the two (2) chassis batteries in my 2000 Dutch Star DP. I currenty have two Interstate PF Group 31S batteriesw installed. One is marginal and the other is 'ok' per Wal-Mart's battery diagnostic machine.

Could you give me a recommendation as what to replace them with?

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Battery Disconnect Switch

Turn the Battery Disconnect Switch to "Use" when the rv is in storage. This allows the DC Converter to send juice to the House battery that in turn sends juice to the Chassis Battery.

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