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Old 01-04-2014, 01:28 PM   #1
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Battery issues

Hello everyone. We are new to the rv seen but we love so far. I have a 2003 Holiday Rambler Ambassador which is our first motorhome. I try to crank it at least once a month so when I went to crank it this morning, it would do nothing. I used the battery boost switch and even though it turned over, very slowly, it still would not crank. I have a remote panel for my inverter and I checked the voltage for my chassis batteries and I noticed that the voltage was dropping quickly. Not sure what this means. If anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate it.

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Old 01-04-2014, 02:20 PM   #2
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Prolly means ya need new batteries....or a good long charge on the ones you have!!!!

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Probably a 24 hrs 2Amps charge would do the trick if not you might need a new battery.
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:08 PM   #4
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where are you at. If the motor is very cold it might be slow about turning over and draw a lot of current

also if you start it every month do you let it idle long enough to charge the chassis batteries.

Do you turn off the battery disconnect while it is stored. Do you have a battery charger for the chassis batteries. Even if you have it plugged in while it is in storage most motor homes do you not charge the chassis battery off of the inverter. You have to have a specific charger for the chassis.

Do as another poster suggested and charge the batteries then see how it does.
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