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Old 02-17-2015, 07:39 AM   #1
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On my 2000 35S southwind over the entrance door in the cabinet there are 2 switches. one is Aux. the other is main which keeps the steps extended. My question is what does the AUX. switch DO..
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I believe that both of those are battery disconnects, the "aux" is for the house batteries.
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I believe that both of those are battery disconnects, the "aux" is for the house batteries.
That is correct.
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On my 2000 35S southwind over the entrance door in the cabinet there are 2 switches. one is Aux. the other is main which keeps the steps extended. My question is what does the AUX. switch DO..
Those two switches are actually your Battery Disconnect Switches. You should leave BOTH of those switches ON when you are using the coach.

The only reason the MAIN switch (being turned OFF) causes the step to stay extended is because it is removing ALL power from the system.

BTW - turning this MAIN switch OFF also may cripple your LP leak detector and other circuits that need to be ON. If you are plugged into external power (shore power) you need those switches ON to keep your batteries charged.

There should be another switch for the step extend function (probably among the switches near the entry door). Fleetwood often puts an additional switch on the DASH to keep the step extended.
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On those switches, I assume up connects the batteries and down disconnects them.
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On those switches, I assume up connects the batteries and down disconnects them.
True statement.
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Those two switches are actually your Battery Disconnect Switches. You should leave BOTH of those switches ON when you are using the coach.

The only reason the MAIN switch (being turned OFF) causes the step to stay extended is because it is removing ALL power from the system.

BTW - turning this MAIN switch OFF also may cripple your LP leak detector and other circuits that need to be ON. If you are plugged into external power (shore power) you need those switches ON to keep your batteries charged.

There should be another switch for the step extend function (probably among the switches near the entry door). Fleetwood often puts an additional switch on the DASH to keep the step extended.
If the AUX is left on wouldn't there be a chance that it could run the battery down on the motor if left on for a long period of time?
What does the AUX actually turn off ?
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If the AUX is left on wouldn't there be a chance that it could run the battery down on the motor if left on for a long period of time?
What does the AUX actually turn off ?
You have 2 sets of batteries. You have 1 battery for the Motor which the Main Switch controls. Then you have 1 or 2 more batteries that run all teh 12v things in the coach and those are your House/Coach Batteries and controlled by the AUX switch. The coach operation doesnt pull off the main battery so no need to worry there. The AUX switch would kill all 12v to the coach part of your motorhome, lights, fridge water pump etc
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Why is there a switch for the Main (engine) battery if the coach doesn't feed off of it?
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Why is there a switch for the Main (engine) battery if the coach doesn't feed off of it?
There is a "Main" battery switch to remove the small loads from the LP and CO detectors and the entry steps, etc.. that would hasten the discharge of your main battery during storage sessions.
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So if the AUX switch is in off position the house would not have any power ???
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