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Old 07-22-2013, 08:36 AM   #15
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How long should Chassis bat's last mine is a 2008?
My original pair of 12v chassis batteries, (and 4 12V deep cycle house batteries), lasted 11 years.
The replacements are now 6 years old.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:24 AM   #16
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Hi rECUpirate,
You have a truck chassis. The OBDII connection will not work. The connector is different. It is also big bucks.

As to charging the chassis batteries when connected to shore power, it all depends on how your coach was built. An example is Newmar coaches are built with a BIRD system. This system ensures both coach and chassis batteries are charged when connected to shore power. It also ensures both sets of batteries are charged when traveling.
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Check your grounds at the frame....after you clean the battery connections - check the frame connections. Something simple like this causes tons of problems.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:54 AM   #18
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Hi rECUpirate,
You have a truck chassis. The OBDII connection will not work. The connector is different. It is also big bucks.
He may not have a "OBDII port" but he will have a "diagnostic port" of some type to which a computer can be connected.
(A rose by any other name......). LOL
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:43 PM   #19
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mel stuplich,
I think that is what I posted. What about my post don't you understand?
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:58 PM   #20
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ScanGaugeD - Advanced J1939 & J1708 compatible Vehicle Monitor for Diesel Pusher Vehicles : Linear Logic

Is not "big bucks". Plugs into the diagnostic port and allows you to read and clear error codes as well as a whole lot more...
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mel stuplich,
I think that is what I posted. What about my post don't you understand?
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Maybe I posted a similar reply because great minds think alike! LOL

I was not trying to "steal your thunder", but you have to realize that you may not be the only person with an idea, (or an opinion).

If there is some rule that I can't post what you posted, I apologize, (I didn't mean to hurt your feelings)

BTW, what I don't understand is what you meant by "It is also big bucks".

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Old 07-23-2013, 03:28 PM   #22
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Anybody know if Fleetwood MH' s have the bird also?
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To mel stuplich & chawkins99,
A few years ago when I tried to find a tool for my Spartan MM chassis the only thing I found was high priced professional diagnostics. chawkins99, thanks for pointing our the SanguageD tool.

To mel stuplich,
I'll send you a PM.
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To mel stuplich & chawkins99,
A few years ago when I tried to find a tool for my Spartan MM chassis the only thing I found was high priced professional diagnostics. chawkins99, thanks for pointing our the SanguageD tool.

To mel stuplich,
I'll send you a PM.
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Thanks for the explanation.

I have a ScanGauge D in my coach.
I would not have spent the $170 had I known that I was going to have to modify the supplied plug to fit my diagnostic port, then modify all 4 connecting pins in the supplied plug to get it to work.....only to find the Boost gauge did not work.
I had to return the 1st one to get updated version.

A ScanGuage D might be a entertaining toy, (maybe even useful), to a "gadget guy", to me it's a PITA!

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I didn't have to make any modifications to mine. Just plugged in and worked.
I did have a problem with the Boost gauge (it read about double what was expected). This was fixed with an updated unit.
I contacted ScanGauge and they sent me out a replacement complete with a return postage label to ship the old one back. I was impressed with their customer service.
My analog boost gauge has NEVER gone above 5. Scangauge tells me I am getting normal boost up to 20+psi under acceleration.
I also used it recently to monitor battery voltage when my alternator went out. I used the generator to charge the chassis battery.
I normally monitor boost, water temp, voltage and average MPG.
I paid $149.99 for mine including shipping. Great value for what it does.
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