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Old 04-17-2014, 11:09 AM   #1
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Exclamation Will not start !

We have a 2000 HR Endeavor and can not get our RV to crank. We got new batteries and this didn't help. Can't get generator to start and even plugging into a 50 AMP outlet....nothing! Is there some kind of fuse or something thats bad? We are totally lost as to what to do.

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Old 04-17-2014, 11:17 AM   #2
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Have you checked the inline fuse on battery wires. Do you have a engine battery disconnect.
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Wow, so many possibilities. When you put in the batteries did you turn off the switch in the battery compartment? There are 2 round dials inside the battery compartment. One on each side wall. Make sure they are both on.
Do you have radio? Interior lights? Horn? How long has it been since you drove it.

I have the same unit 2000 HR Endeavor 40ft dp
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:37 AM   #4
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I have the same, right now it cranks but wont fire, just died in driveway while idling! Yours does sound like battery related, need more to go on like mentioned above!
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:49 AM   #5
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Thx for the suggestions. This will give us a starting point. As you can tell we are clueless about what to try. We've been lucky and not had any kind of problems until now.
Its not been driven in about 3 months due to the not starting and instead of waiting on the hubby to try and figure it out, so I am taking the bull by the horns and doing it myself! lol
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Good for you, get in there and learn! lol If its been sitting for three months batteries could be dead, if you have no power at all without plugging in and battery switches in on position then most likely they are drained.
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We did put new batteries in and that didn't help at all. Well i guess i will jump in and see if I can figure this thing out because I am ready to go camping !!
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Just make sure while jumping it you don't crank too long, and let the starter cool down after 3 attempts. No sense running up another repair bill.
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We did put new batteries in and that didn't help at all. Well i guess i will jump in and see if I can figure this thing out because I am ready to go camping !!

When did you put in new batteries and who did it? Are you sure they are connected correctly? Do you have a multimeter to measure the batteries' voltages?

Normally when installing new batteries, the person turns off the battery disconnect switch (the switch on the side of the battery compartment that was mentioned previously) and you have to make sure that it was turned back on.

You definitely have a battery problem. Either they are not connected correctly or they are turned off or you have a bad (loose) connection on one of the cables..... I have heard of new batteries being bad from the start....but that's very rare.

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You said that the batteries were replaced. Did you mean the coach/house batteries which there are at least two or did you mean the engine battery for the MH engine??? If you had new batteries installed then you drove it home. So it did start after the new (whatever batteries were replaced).

Now you're home and it won't crank. That power source starts with the one coach/engine battery under the hood. Measure that voltage at that battery and it should read 12.3 to 12.6 DC volts. If it does not then put a charger on it for at least 12-24 hours. Also measure the voltage at the battery while it is charging. Maybe your battery charger is bad. It should read about 13.6 volts. That was the problem the last time I answered an op's electrical questions.

After charging do you have interior lights??? Do you have headlights?? Do you have dash lights?? If these answers are NO then your charged coach/engine battery is not really connected to the engine.

Solve the charging problems first. These electrical problems have to be diagnosed in a step by step fashion. You can't jump to conclusions or you will start replacing things that are not bad.

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If you are sure the chassis battery(ies) are charged and the disconnect switch is not turned off and when you turn the key NOTHING happens, I would first try moving the shift selector into drive, then into reverse and then make sure it is in neutral .

Your problem might be a sensitive or failing neutral position switch.

Hope this helps.

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If you are sure the chassis battery(ies) are charged and the disconnect switch is not turned off and when you turn the key NOTHING happens, I would first try moving the shift selector into drive, then into reverse and then make sure it is in neutral .

Your problem might be a sensitive or failing neutral position switch.

Hope this helps.

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There is no shifter on this rig, it's a Alison electronic pad. If there is no power at all it would light up to even show what gear it's in.
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That should be " wouldn't light up"!
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First thing, get a meter and check the voltage at the engine battery terminals. If no or very low voltage there, you have found your problem. If you have good voltage at the battery, move inward checking connections and fuses until you locate the disconnect of power. Total power lose is generally not that hard to isolate and find. However, you do need a basic knowledge of how to use a voltage meter and the 12 volt negative ground automotive electrical system.. ( just basic knowledge). If you have no clue, ask someone else to look at it.

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