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Old 05-05-2012, 09:25 PM   #183
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OMG guys.The on line web sites that have the answers as a example:

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Old 05-09-2012, 10:35 PM   #184
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I hate to beat a dead horse, but I figured I should man up and apologize. Out of curiosity and determination to prove I was right (mainly determination to prove that I was right) I ordered some bulbs for my test light last week, they got here today. I hooked everything up to prove my point and the verdict is in. I have officially made an ASS out of myself. Here's a link of the video to prove it:
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:27 AM   #185
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Sorry for the misleading info on the test light/ starter issue and sorry you sacrificed your test light Dunner.
Ha Ha Ha... No problem. It gives it character and I'm sure it will make a great conversation piece. I store it in a hole above my work bench and this makes it easier to store or retrieve.

Some of the post got me to thinking, so I just had to try it. A cup of java later and it was still burning, but at a right angle. Still works great.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:31 AM   #186
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Well guys, I made another attempt at starting the beast. I've concluded that my mini van does not have what it takes to charge and jump this monster. Unfortunately I don't have anything else, not even a battery charger. So I'm dead in the water until I can borrow someone's tractor trailer (sarcasm) to jump it.
It should spin right over with a jump start. Try taking all the spark plugs out and then seeing if it will at least turn over.
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It turns over. It just couldn't get a good flow of juice from my van to the RV. Maybe the RV battery is further gone than I think.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:05 PM   #188
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First make sure your not using cheap 12ga (or even 10ga) jumpers. 8ga or more is good. Then connect the batts and raise the vans rpm up to around 1800-2000 and let it sit for 5-10 mins (or more). When actually trying to start the RV, keep the vans RPMs up also..

If you still cannot start the RV, then it prolly means the RVs batt is so far gone, its dragging down the van. Disconnect the RVs batt and try jumping again.
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First make sure your not using cheap 12ga (or even 10ga) jumpers. 8ga or more is good. Then connect the batts and raise the vans rpm up to around 1800-2000 and let it sit for 5-10 mins (or more). When actually trying to start the RV, keep the vans RPMs up also..

If you still cannot start the RV, then it prolly means the RVs batt is so far gone, its dragging down the van. Disconnect the RVs batt and try jumping again.
I'm going to give it another shot real soon but with a new HD battery.
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RonS: The 1989 Southwind that I inherited gave Mom & Dad fits for years with what sounds like the same symptoms. Starter would work sometimes and sometime not. Starter solenoid would "click" despite perfect and new batteries... When I rewired the batteries to convert the coach to a bank of 6v's, I discovered that the engine battery Neg was NOT tied directly to the coach frame. When I did this all problems solved! Check your ground and make sure it is tied directly to the frame.
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There is on the rad support on my M/H a decal stating to disconnect the battery before charging or jumping.Hummmm??.

The Big Three upgrade-the first posting:

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Is there another one that says: "The Sky is Falling"?
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There is on the rad support on my M/H a decal stating to disconnect the battery before charging or jumping.Hummmm??.

The Big Three upgrade-the first posting:

How to upgrade the Big Three, big 3
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One time at band camp... I mean the dunes. I stopped for a cigarette. Lighter was packed with sand and nobody had an matches. I dipped a stick in the gas tank pulled a plug wire off, held the stick between it and ground cranked the engine and poof. Let there be fire. Kids, don't try this at home.
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6 volt battery and a spring from a ball point pen... Navy style.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:26 PM   #196
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I carry 3 spare lighters now.

Ron, what is taking you so long to get that motor running? If you're like me with no friends, I can understand. Charge the van battery real good and put it in the MH.
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