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Old 08-14-2015, 08:15 PM   #1
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My dad has a 2000 alpine coach and took the batteries out and now doesn't have a clue how took hook them back up. The compartment has no diagram in it or the manuel. Can anybody please help. He is 81 years old. Thank you so much!!!
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My dad has a 2000 alpine coach and took the batteries out and now doesn't have a clue how took hook them back up. The compartment has no diagram in it or the manuel. Can anybody please help. He is 81 years old. Thank you so much!!!
If you could either take some pics and post them or draw what you see because there are several ways. how many batteries? what voltage? (probably 12v) it will say on battery.



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I am actually working on that in the "No battery power....

I have a drawing in the thread, but DO NOT use it till I have others confirm I have mine wired correctly.

He should have 2 - 12 volt starting batteries and 4- 6 volt house batteries.
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Hi Sassyand:

IF a photo or two isn't possible, & IF diagramming wires isn't practical...
Perhaps a service call from a GOOD mobile RV tech would be less stressful to you & to DD. Where is the coach located? ... ... Do some homework first:

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The coach is in las vegas nv.
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If you tell us the number and voltage of batteries in each bank, we can help. Otherwise, we are just guessing as to what you have.
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Here is a picture of the Battery wiring diagram for a 2001 Alpine it is the same for a 2000 Alpine. I hope this helps with you.
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I just can’t let this one go -- without going out on a limb & 'offering' more.
Reading between the lines, the OP is looking for guidance on behalf of dad, He just happens to be ‘getting-on’ in years. Got a few miles under-the-hood myself. It is mentioned that he “doesn’t have a clue how to hook (the batteries) back up.
” Now, That’s Huge!

There can be various ways of making this “work right” when dealing with a coach that is PROBABLY WIRED with both 6V & 12V batteries, Following verbal advice from others, & deciphering diagrammed printouts, & reading written instructions, & even using photos exchanged on this forum MIGHT BE too overwhelming for someone who is looking at a bunch(?) of unattached cables.

Standing by my advice that their best aid should come from having a qualified person (from the Las Vegas area) come out & visit the coach on site, The tech should eyeball this specific wiring situation 1st hand & up close … …
If for no other reason than to avoid causing unintentional $$$ damage to dad’s electrical system -- somewhere else.
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Dave, my problem with the diagram is that it shows the 61050 wire going off the sheet and nothing connected to the ground stud. That wire is connected to both the house and chassis negatives (61050) goes to the ground. It should also show a wire going from the upper left "Chassis 12v" to the engine and the upper right "Coach 6v" to the inverter. The wires between the batteries are correct.


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The 61050 goes to the 350 amp ground fuse located in the engine service bay with the other main (large) 12v fuses used on pre Vansco Alpines.

The battery at the end of the 63008 jumper is where all of the remaining house cables are connected.

Many of the owners had a buss installed because of the design and to prevent so many cables being connected to one post on one SIX volt battery.

The wiring chart is what WRV installed (glued) in the battery compartment. I removed mine and scanned it into the computer when I increased the number of batteries to SIX 6v.

I hope this will clarify some questions about the battery wiring on older pre Vansco Alpines with four 6v batteries.
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Thanks Dave, that makes sense.


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