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Old 07-28-2013, 10:06 AM   #1
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Voltage regulator

I own a 2003 Fleetwood Providence and yesterday while traveling my battery light came on and off several times. Eventually the battery light came on and stayed on. My voltage gauge started dropping. I turned the generator on which allowed the voltage to rise again thru the rv batteries. Can anyone tell me what to do. I am stuck in Gettysburg on a Sunday and need to travel along. thanks
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:27 AM   #2
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Working on same problem. Plugged into power with cut off switch on to recharge batteries .can drive 200 miles then lose power and transmission light comes on and shuts transmission down.put all new batteries in also.I am now going to check all the grounding connections on the batteries.
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:36 AM   #4
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Your alternator is not working. You are fine running the generator in place of it until you can get it replaced.

http://www.metrotrekkers.org/utility/electrical.htm

You can change the setup at this site to match your vehicle system. It is possible to have a diode isolator go bad too. In some cases one would have to force the emergency start button to stay on to keep the voltage going to the engine battery.
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:51 AM   #5
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Check the connector on your alternator [wiggle] and make sure it is in tight and clean. Mine lost connection in the past, firmly pushed in and it snapped and all was fine again.
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:53 PM   #6
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Your alternator is bad on the engine, run your genny till you get it changed. Jim
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It may be as simple a fix as plugging it all the way and zip tying it to stay in. Our voltage regulator had that problem, the plug had wiggled it's way almost out.
Ours are 2 separate pieces but most now come with the voltage regulator integrated with the alternator.
If it really is the alternator then you may want to run with the generator until you get home so that you can look for the best part and price at your leisure.
You may end up needing to just checking/cleaning/fixing all grounds for your engine/alternator as that may be your problem.
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