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Old 02-29-2016, 12:35 PM   #1
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I have a 2006 Allure 470, I have just replaced all the batteries in the coach, now if the coach sits for a week the engine won't start without holding down the battery boost button. I've checked all the connections and cables. What else can I do?
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I have a 2006 Allure 470, I have just replaced all the batteries in the coach, now if the coach sits for a week the engine won't start without holding down the battery boost button. I've checked all the connections and cables. What else can I do?
Replace your Xantrex Echo charger with a Magnum Battery Combiner. Your problem will be fixed.

Magnum Energy ME-SBC Smart Battery Combiner Compatible with 12V or 24V Systems

Good Luck,
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Chassis batteries also power some of the dash/driver accessories in my 2007. Barring cable connections/miss wiring, there is obviously a draw on the chassis batteries while sitting.

The xantrex echo charger "should" keep them topped up while plugged into shore power. You do not say whether or not you are shore power connected. I did have an inline fuse burn out on my echo charger rendering it inoperative for a while; there should be a green LED light on the echo charger while it is operational.

If you have the electrical drawings you can trace out which dash/drivers accessories that may be drawing power.

Hope this helps,
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If you have a multimeter, do a youtube search on finding parasitic draw. Make sure you test from the negative side. One you have an amp draw, start pulling fuses until it goes away. There are many things that can be stuck on or shorted. Stereos and things of that nature are a huge source but they are always a bit of a pain to chase down
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If you have a battery disconnect switch for the chassis batts use it. If not disconnect the neg cable. Until you can find out what is causing the drain you need to protect the batteries. Every time the batteries are drawn down below 50% it shortens there life expectancy.
Get them back up to full charge and start the process of isolating the draw.
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Quick note, the echo charger works great, make sure the green light is on the unit, if not you may have a blown fuse on it, if fuse is blown, are the batteries all the same? did you replace them all at same time & same spec's, When I bought my country coach the old owner replace 1 of the 2 batteries & it was not the same as the other. One was 1400 cold crank & other was 1000 cold crank. so that cause the fuse to blow in echo charger, always buy the same batteries & replace all at same time & make sure the batteries are made from same batch or month , they say different batteries from different batch's are not made the same? I'm assuming you have the coach plugged in to power.
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