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Old 08-04-2015, 02:27 PM   #1
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Two questions on slides and electric power

We have a 2014 Forest River Sunseeker Class C. Is there any way to tell if you are running on shore power or battery? We were unable to get our slides in for awhile and were not sure if we had shore electric working or not. Our battery kept registering low. If the shore power was working would that happen? We kept turning on the engine and running that to recharge the battery.

Also should we have the engine running while we put the slides in and out, or are they not able to do so with the engine running?

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Old 08-04-2015, 03:59 PM   #2
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Probably best to ask someone that has that same system. But on mine I can see the house batteries voltage go from the mid to high 12's to ~13.1v when on shore power. The chassis battery does not budge because it is only charged by the alternator. Well, that was until I installed an AMP-L-Start so now it does charge with shore power, gen set, solar, and the alternator.

On mine the slides and HWH levelers operate on the chassis battery.
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We have a 2014 Forest River Sunseeker Class C. Is there any way to tell if you are running on shore power or battery? We were unable to get our slides in for awhile and were not sure if we had shore electric working or not. Our battery kept registering low. If the shore power was working would that happen? We kept turning on the engine and running that to recharge the battery.

Also should we have the engine running while we put the slides in and out, or are they not able to do so with the engine running?

Thanks.
If your shore power is working your tv,and microwave would work but that doesn't mean your charger is working which it sounds like its not.
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Is the main DC switch at the "ON" position?
The batteries charger is prbably located under the bed and you should hear the fan running; if not check the fuse panel and the "in line" fuse.
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Unplug the unit and turn on a light. Set the storage switch so the light comes on. That tells you the battery is connected. Plug in the shore cord and you should see the microwave come up etc. You can also check the battery voltage. It should go up when the shore cord is plugged in.

FWIW there are a lot of Thor units out there that will power the converter when the shore cord is plugged in but do not charge the batteries unless the storage switch is set so the lights come on without the plug in.
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