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Old 11-09-2018, 04:55 PM   #1
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Fleetwood Bounder battery issues

Help! I have a 2011 Bounder 35H and have had problems with the chassis battery going dead. The first issue happened a couple of months ago. Assuming (I know what that means), I figured that a 7 year old battery had served it's useful life. I removed the battery and my local auto parts store confirmed is was bad. I purchased a new battery and when I went out to "winterize" the coach yesterday...the battery was dead again. The coach is hooked up to "shore power" so I don't understand why I'm having this problem. Any ideas?
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I don't know that this applies to your situation but I had a friend with an RV that he kept plugged in while stored at his home and battery kept going dead. He was pressing the "store" button because he was storing it!
However, that isolated the batteries from the charger and so they went dead!
If you are plugged into power it is not "stored" for the purpose of that button!
Hope that helps!
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bobsea is right. If the battery switch is set for storage the battery is not charging. There may be a parasitic drag from a radio, etc. Perhaps a battery tender would help while it is storage?
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Never heard of the "store" button. Any idea where it is?
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Another name is Battery Disconnect. Usually near the door.
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When plugged in the battery disconnect relays automatically turn on. That feature has been standard in your RV Custom Products circuit board for several years.

When plugged in and your house batteries reach 13.3 volts, the isolator relay closes and both battery banks charge. In you case that's not happening. I suspect the isolator relay (silver relay) in the Battery Control Center has failed. It's a common issue.

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Possibility that the "house" batteries, which are also 7+ years old, and they are bad that whatever drain is coming off the chassis battery?
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Richard...any idea where the "relay" is located?
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Richard...any idea where the "relay" is located?
The relay is in the Battery Control Center (BCC). BCC is a black box, close to the battery banks. You'll find a wiring print on the back side of the BCC cover.

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I just experienced the same issue with my 2014 Southwind.
When parked at home I keep the RV plugged in to charge the batteries, but, I had shut "off" the battery disconnect switches (above the entry door) and I had also shut "off" the Magnum Inverter switch.
My new chassis battery dropped to 3-volts.
Once I left the Magnum Inverter switch in the "on" position the RV received AC power and charged the chassis battery again.
The battery disconnect switches simply shuts off 12-volt power going "from" the batteries to the devices.
For me, it was operator error and lesson learned.
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