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Old 07-07-2016, 12:41 PM   #1
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Hello all,

Just bought a Sunrise 35c (Workhorse CC) and am planning on taking my elderly mother on an extended trip out west. Im from south east ohio.

I have been doing some routine maintenance but have a problem or two I'm going to need help/advice on. After reading several post here i thought it would be a good thing to join up and hang out.

Which forum should i use to ask for technical help?

My first problem to solve will be coach (do I mean house batteries?) battery charging (lack of). The two deep cycle ones for the house.

I edited for proper battery ID.

Thank you for a great forum.


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Old 07-07-2016, 01:26 PM   #2
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We are pleased you joined us. Congratulations on the purchase of your Sunrise on the Workhorse Chassis. My previous MH was on a Workhorse Chassis and it gave me great service. There is a wealth of info available to you here just by asking and don't be afraid to ask. For your info we have a Winnebago Chat every Tuesday night at 9 PM EDT and you are always welcome to join in. At the top of this page is a aqua colored menu bar. 6th from left is a menu titled Chat. Click on that and follow directions.

In regard to your question about which forum to use for your questions. Your questions on your Workhorse Chassis should be posted in the Workhorse Chassis Forum. Your questions on the Itasca box on your coach should be posted in the Winnebago Owners Forum. Thanks for asking. I may be able to suggest solution to the problem of your coach battery charging problem. Winnebago uses a charging solenoid that closes to charge both the coach batteries and the engine batteries when the engine is running. The solenoid connection often corrodes and don't make contact causing the coach batteries to go dead when you are traveling. Your coach batteries should charge when you are plugged into 120V.

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Hi Dean! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

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Hi Dean

Glad to have you here with us in the forum.

Happy Trails!!!
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Old 07-29-2016, 10:23 AM   #7
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Hi Dean and Welcome

Just saw your post and thought I would chime in,. We have a 2007 Sunrise with Workhorse and had problems with the Engine battery going dead even being plugged into electric. We installed a trickle charger and (knock on Wood) haven't had further issues.


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