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Old 10-28-2012, 07:17 AM   #1
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House battery question

O you leave the house battery switch turned on while driving to destination?
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Hello, are you asking if people leave thier switch for the house battery on while traveling? if so, by all means yes so you and others have full use of the coach while traveling.
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Yes, I did. That way the coach air conditioner, furnace, coffee maker, crock pot still worked. After all, a mans gotta have coffee when he gets there, right?
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:04 AM   #4
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Generally speaking, you leave it on all the time it's being used. You turn it off when being stored.

Think of it as a special switch at your front door at home. You leave on vacation, flip the switch and it turns everything in the house off.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:49 AM   #5
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I believe that leaving the switch on will allow your engines alternator to charge the batteries. Turn them off and it does not. With mine the refrigerator is a 110V and needs the invertor to keep it running so it needs the batteries on.
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If my switch is off, my Rv dash radio won't even work going down the road.
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in my coach, all house functions will be dead if i switch house battery off except stairs, apparently the stairs are using chassis battery. When engine is running, it charges batteries, no need to turn any battery off.
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in my coach, all house functions will be dead if i switch house battery off except stairs, apparently the stairs are using chassis battery. When engine is running, it charges batteries, no need to turn any battery off.
Yep! Steps are always hooked to the chassis battery.
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If my switch is off, my Rv dash radio won't even work going down the road.
Lots of coaches have a switch to select radio power from either chassis or house.
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