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Old 09-09-2014, 07:50 AM   #1
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Does not start

We have a Rv Windsport 2002 with a Triton V10 engine. We parked for the we an the next day try to start the vehicule there is no lights on the dashbord and the starter doesn't crank. I checked the batterie it is at 10.60v. check most on the fuses they all seem allright. If my stairs don't close all the way could that be tehe problem? Thanks

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Old 09-09-2014, 07:57 AM   #2
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Do you have a battery boost switch? It connects the house battery to the engine battery for starting.


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Your battery is probably bad, the minimum reading should be 12v. Try charging it to see if it comes up to at least 12v and preferably 13.6v when the battery charger is removed. If it doesn't then one cell in the battery has gone bad. As for the steps, they should retract when the engine is started, but have no effect on the starting of the vehicle.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:38 AM   #4
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10.6 is a dead battery.
12.73 is at 100% charged
11.51 is at 10%

If it doesn't start with the Aux button pushed down for a while before hitting the start.
Then a portable charger needs to put on it for a few hours before trying to start.
If after a couple hours the volts don't rise much. then get a new battery.
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As others have said, 10.6V, especially under no load, is a completely drained battery.

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problem solve

thanks for your help a new battery did the trick . again thanks
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Remember to check the battery electrolyte levels on a monthly or so basis to keep that battery happy and healthy for a long time.

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