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Old 01-31-2007, 11:55 AM   #1
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Went to move my 07 VTDP and the house batteries are dead. Not enough power to even activate the battery turnoff switch. No panel lights on inverter...no nothing. Any guesses? Here are the facts. It has been cold (0 Degrees)too.

1. Last use 30 days ago.
2. Yes, I am sure that the switch was in the "store" position. I even rigged the inverter panel to go off.
3. The master kill switch (chassis) battery is off. I have it plugged in now and will go back in an hour or two to see if it will start.
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:55 AM   #2
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Went to move my 07 VTDP and the house batteries are dead. Not enough power to even activate the battery turnoff switch. No panel lights on inverter...no nothing. Any guesses? Here are the facts. It has been cold (0 Degrees)too.

1. Last use 30 days ago.
2. Yes, I am sure that the switch was in the "store" position. I even rigged the inverter panel to go off.
3. The master kill switch (chassis) battery is off. I have it plugged in now and will go back in an hour or two to see if it will start.
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Old 01-31-2007, 02:52 PM   #3
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Can you start it? Is the coach stored under cover? If you can get engine started the altenator should charge up your batts.
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Old 01-31-2007, 04:25 PM   #4
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Hi dhole, I live in Chicagoland and I do winterise my water lines and leave the batteries in the MH. However I do plug in the power cord once a week for 24 hours.When charging,I switch to "IN USE".Before starting in this cold weather I would use the engine block heather for 4-6 hours or overnight at 0 degrees.This way I never had any problems starting.
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Old 02-01-2007, 06:26 AM   #5
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UPDATE

Started up just fine (apparently the chassis battery is fine) and once the alternator started kicking in, It was OK. Started the GEN set while I drove it around for about 30 minutes to get everything up to temp. Inverter switched to Bulk Charge as expected. Let the gen run for about an hour and half, never could get to Float charging although the "Batt Full" light was on even though the bars in the panel still showed two remaining before Full. I had to shut it (gen and store switch) down then and I will try and return tonight or tomorrow night to see what I have.
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Hi dhole, When "IN STORAGE",don't forget to turn off the LP-Gas detector switch.
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