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

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-30-2008, 09:34 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Rick J Fisher's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Chatsworth CA
Posts: 166
My 07 with 5k miles and about ten trips acts like the chassis batteries are dead. They are not. I hit the e-start button and it starts right up. All battery connections look good. If I shut it off and restart soon, it cranks, otherwise I have to hit e-start. It really sounds like dead batteries, I can hear the solenoid clicking.
__________________

__________________
Rick J Fisher, BW is Judy
2007 Alpine 34FDDS Limited SE
2003 Jeep Rubicon or a 1995 Toyota Tacoma
Rick J Fisher 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 09-30-2008, 09:34 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Rick J Fisher's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Chatsworth CA
Posts: 166
My 07 with 5k miles and about ten trips acts like the chassis batteries are dead. They are not. I hit the e-start button and it starts right up. All battery connections look good. If I shut it off and restart soon, it cranks, otherwise I have to hit e-start. It really sounds like dead batteries, I can hear the solenoid clicking.
__________________

__________________
Rick J Fisher, BW is Judy
2007 Alpine 34FDDS Limited SE
2003 Jeep Rubicon or a 1995 Toyota Tacoma
Rick J Fisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2008, 12:35 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Jim A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,376
My '04 did about the same thing. It would not turn over unless I hit the 30 second jump. So I assumed the chassis batteries were dying, since they were over 4 years old. I replaced them and it started right up. Twice. After that it would not crank over at all, even with the 30 second jump. The starter was bad.
__________________
Jim A
'04 Alpine Coach 36' MDDS
Jim A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2008, 10:20 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Auburn, CA, Havasu, AZ & Mulege, BCS
Posts: 5,217
Rick- you say battery connections "look" good. That doesn't mean they "are" good. I'd check them w/a wrench both at the battery compartment, then and at all connections from starter toward batt's. With air in the chassis the starter is easily accessible on the PS via a creeper.
Take care not to short hot to ground or you'll get a surprise
__________________
Baja-tested '08 2-slide 36'
Alpine: The Ultimate DIY'er Project
EngineerMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2008, 07:44 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Beagle RC Air's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Raymond, Washington
Posts: 414
Here of some links you may want to look over..

http://www.prestolite.com/pgs_training/training_4.php
http://autorepair.about.com/library/.../aa101604c.htm
http://www.excelauto.com/online/Tech.d/strvdt.html

The volt drop test, hydrometer readings and load test should get you to where you need to be to sort thru your problem.
A good automotive/truck electrical repair shop can perform all of these steps and probably not need to charge you more than an hour of labor. good luck and keep us posted
__________________
Beagle RC Air 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
Engine battery not being charged?? deerjohn Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 17 10-25-2009 04:38 PM
Does the 5 Watt Solar Panel Keep Full Batteries Charged? 69RoadRunner Newmar Owner's Forum 13 04-09-2008 09:18 AM
2000 DOLPHIN FORD V10 WONT CRANK WHEN ENGINE IS HOT TG Mcree Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 6 02-24-2008 08:40 PM
How To Keep Engine Battery Charged While on Shore Power FLYTYER Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 15 06-18-2006 06:09 AM
Engine Batteries JHS Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 3 11-09-2005 02:56 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.