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Old 04-22-2013, 12:25 PM   #1
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where should I start

I went out to the class a last night and wanted to exercise the generator..Hit the start button and not only did it not turn over but lights went out and alarm beeped for low batteries...all batteries are good and same thing happened with engine RV motor running
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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I went out to the class a last night and wanted to exercise the generator..Hit the start button and not only did it not turn over but lights went out and alarm beeped for low batteries...all batteries are good and same thing happened with engine RV motor running
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Not to sound rude but, the first place to start would be to give us some information on what make, model, year etc. etc. your class A is. Putting this into your signature is the way to go.
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It is a 2005 winnabego Voyage gas engine gas genie....sorry for lack of info
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I know you said that all batteries were "good", but to me, the first place I would be looking is the house batteries. Since the engine was running, it sounds like the genny starts from the house batteries, so I would be watching their voltage while attempting to crank the genny and checking the connections. Which lights went out? If the headlights, then there may be other issues. If the interior lighting, then it could still be house batteries.
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If it were the house batteries that were low and you had the coach engine running, you should have been able to charge the coach batteries off of the engine alternator after a short wait. Were you able to get the gennie running?
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:28 PM   #6
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Is the rocker switch for the house battery's turned on?
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Take a quick look at the house battery connections and make sure they look clean then try wiggling the cables near the battery posts to see if there is any movement or simply put a wrench on them and make sure they are all tight.
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Is the rocker switch for the house battery's turned on?
I think you pegged it.
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I think you pegged it.
How so? If the battery switch wasn't ON, the Gen wouldn't have even attempted to start.

Sounds more like a bad connection at the batteries.
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How so? If the battery switch wasn't ON, the Gen wouldn't have even attempted to start.

Sounds more like a bad connection at the batteries.
It tries to start from the converter which can't supply the current needed so the solenoid just clicks.
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