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Old 03-23-2014, 11:07 PM   #1
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Problem with battery disconnect

hello all, new to the forum. I have a 87 Rockwood Classic on a Gillig Bus chassis with a 3208t Cat. The issue I'm working on is the Intellitec system. First, when I turn on chassis button on panel, it lights up. Then when I turn key, light cuts off, and won't start. Previously, I used the emergency start button, while holding the key to start and it starts up. Now, the (4)GROUP27 batteries for the coach are dead. The starter I replaced a couple of months ago after it went out, so that's not an issue.

The chassis battery is an 8D, I checked the voltage and it's 12.2V. I also have replaced the battery disconnect, and the fuses on the chassis side. The control panel I replaced about 4 years ago. Any help I would surely appreciate.

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Old 03-24-2014, 08:55 PM   #2
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12.2 volts is a battery at 50%. Charge the battery and try again. A 100% 12 volt battery is at 12.7 volts, 11.5 volts is pretty much dead.
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Welcome to irv2, Chris.
If your battery disconnect is off while coach shore line is plugged in your batteries will not charge and go dead from parasitic loads.
Here are some TECH LINKS that may help in coach wiring.
I have three links in my signature below that have info that may relate to your problem, I know its not your coach but some items may help you solve some of your wiring problems.
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Pete's: thanks for your response. I'm having all the batteries charged at battery store. Hopefully, this solves the issue.

007: thanks for your response. I checked out your links, and they are helpful. The storage lot where my RV is has no shore power, so I always use the battery disconnects. I replaced the chassis and the (4) group27 coach batteries less than a year ago. The 8d is a centennial 1200CCA, and the 27's are COSTCO. This is my 3rd set of coach batteries in about 9 years, getting tired of replacing them. I only use them 7-10 days yearly.. getting $$$$$$ expensive.

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If your coach is not in use for extended periods you may want to take them home to keep them charged off a battery charger.
Or as some people do disconnect one of the battery leads from each set of batteries and see if you get better use that way.
If you have power at storage the Bird system maybe could be wired in to help keep all your batteries fully charged.
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unhook the ground wires from the batteries while in storage. will stop the chemical reaction and keep the batteries from going dead...
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Thanks for the replies. I took the batteries to check and charge and their ok. I use a battery butler , it's like trickle charger for my boat batteries. The issue is space to put (4) group 27's and that big 8d in the garage with the other 2. I have to do something though, tired of the dead batteries, but they are a pain in the butt to remove. This is especially true of the coach batteries.

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On a older Coachmen I owned my truck battery would discharge regularly. I could not solve the problem so installed a cut-off switch on the battery. This made life easier and quick for me. I used a key switch and kept the key hidden close to battery when in storage. When in use the key could not be removed.
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thanks regwal, I might try that. One of those that goes on the battery cable, right?
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