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Old 02-18-2016, 06:29 AM   #1
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Hi ,My engine battery is dead on my 1997 Damon F53 Chassis ,I am plugged into shore power ,do i need to unplug anything before charging my battery
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Old 02-18-2016, 06:35 AM   #2
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No but you should get a trikl-start for $50 and you wont have that issue again. It takes the house charge and regulates a charge to the engine battery.
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No but you should get a trikl-start for $50 and you wont have that issue again. It takes the house charge and regulates a charge to the engine battery.
On most gas engine mh, the converter does not charge the chassis battery, only the altermator chatges that battery and the house batteries; what you have to do when parked for a few days, is to throw the chassis disconnect switch to the OFF position.
BTW, I tought that every mh had a "Emergency start" switch which uses the house batteries to boost the chassis battery for starting the engine.
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I just ordered the Trik-l-start and it should be in today. My Chassis Battery doesn't charge from shore power.

Here it is for $30 https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Ultra...-p/tls-oem.htm
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On most gas engine mh, the converter does not charge the chassis battery, only the altermator chatges that battery and the house batteries; what you have to do when parked for a few days, is to throw the chassis disconnect switch to the OFF position.
BTW, I tought that every mh had a "Emergency start" switch which uses the house batteries to boost the chassis battery for starting the engine.
That might be true of older gas motorhomes but many newer ones with a smart charger converter will charge both coach and chassis batteries when plugged in. My new Georgetown does both.
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My 1999 Safari Trek doesn't charge the engine battery when plugged in. However, there is a 110V receptacle in the compartment nearest the engine battery that is live when connected in to shore power. I permanently wired a trickle charger to the battery, plugged it into the receptacle, and I now automatically charge the engine battery whenever the motorhome is plugged in to 110V.

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That might be true of older gas motorhomes but many newer ones with a smart charger converter will charge both coach and chassis batteries when plugged in. My new Georgetown does both.
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That might be true of older gas motorhomes but many newer ones with a smart charger converter will charge both coach and chassis batteries when plugged in. My new Georgetown does both.
My coach is really old...it is a 2010 !
it is the quality of the GS products that is the problem !
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My 1996 Southwind charges both house and chassis batteries when plugged in.
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