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Old 10-12-2014, 05:24 PM   #1
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DEAD batteries.

I am posting something for everyone. Yes I said DEAD batteries. We bought a 2002 Fleetwood Revolution and could not keep batteries charged while in storage. Well I replaced the PC board in the BCC (battery control center) and have solved all my electric problems. AKA solar charger, power steps, no power to slide, and also not being able to charger all batteries at the same time. Most RVs have a BCC and hope this helps someone out there with the same problem as I did. Most of the time to fix this problem most RVers use a battery tender or charger as I did and was tired of having to jump start my coach and replace chassis batteries every other year. Most 12 volt things on a RV run thru the BCC.
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George, go back and edit the tags on your post, maybe add tags like BCC and battery control center, and can't charge batteries.It will get a lot more hits when someone searches for the info you posted, maybe also Fleetwood revolution, since our Winnie doesn't have a Battery Control Center.
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Greg, did you replace just the board?
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Yakimaman. I replace just the control board and it was not that hard. Here is the website and it is ordered thru Fleetwoodhttp://fwc.fleetwoodrv.com/plant91Files/Word%20Documents/Battery%20Controls.htm

Part # 390832 The PC board for 769 is what we have and Fleetwood upgraded to the PC board for 861 with a new wiring harness.

Just be sure to disconnect the batteries. OOPS I did not and got a bunch of sparks.

The Total cost for parts was 243.88
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George, go back and edit the tags on your post, maybe add tags like BCC and battery control center, and can't charge batteries.It will get a lot more hits when someone searches for the info you posted, maybe also Fleetwood revolution, since our Winnie doesn't have a Battery Control Center.
If any RV has chassis and coach batteries there has to be some control built in.
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Yakimaman. I replace just the control board and it was not that hard. Here is the website and it is ordered thru Fleetwoodhttp://fwc.fleetwoodrv.com/plant91Files/Word%20Documents/Battery%20Controls.htm

Just be sure to disconnect the batteries. OOPS I did not and got a bunch of sparks.

For those of us that don't what a BCC looks like, could you post a photo of yours, as well as an overall photo of where it's located?
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We are now working on dead batteries. Trying to get them to work and figure out why they went dead.

We have been living in our RV for a month now hooked up to power at home to learn our systems before going out for an extended time book docking.

We needed to move the RV to dump the tanks and went to pull in the slides and nadda. DH is working on it all now.

Not sure what would cause the coach battery to die. Now it could be a drain somewhere or its a bad battery bit the battery is only 2 yrs old...

Any thoughts that could help???

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We are now working on dead batteries. Trying to get them to work and figure out why they went dead.

We have been living in our RV for a month now hooked up to power at home to learn our systems before going out for an extended time book docking.

We needed to move the RV to dump the tanks and went to pull in the slides and nadda. DH is working on it all now.

Not sure what would cause the coach battery to die. Now it could be a drain somewhere or its a bad battery bit the battery is only 2 yrs old...

Any thoughts that could help???

TIA
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Many coaches don't make any provision to keep the chassis batteries charged while on shore power. This may be true with your coach. There are many small draws on the chassis batteries that will discharge them over time. There are several owner installed charging solutions to this problem that are pretty cheap.


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Many coaches don't make any provision to keep the chassis batteries charged while on shore power. This may be true with your coach. There are many small draws on the chassis batteries that will discharge them over time. There are several owner installed charging solutions to this problem that are pretty cheap.


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Steve,

Do you happen to know who makes these?? Brand names???

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Do you happen to know who makes these?? Brand names???

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This one is popular:

http://www.lslproducts.net/ALS_Overview_Page.html


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For those of us that don't what a BCC looks like, could you post a photo of yours, as well as an overall photo of where it's located?
I hate to ask this ... But what does a BCC do??? (Yes I really do not know)
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http://www.lslproducts.net/ALS_Overview_Page.html


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I hate to ask this ... But what does a BCC do??? (Yes I really do not know)
A bcc is a battery control center that also is the AUX START and balances the charges between chassis and house batteries . Should be close to your batteries and have very large battery cables running to it and also fuses for things like slides, fog lights , propane sniffer , and even the solar charger.
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