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Old 11-18-2013, 12:29 AM   #1
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1992 Holiday Rambler 1000/ interior lights while driving.

When I had my Coachman Catalina I did not have this problem.
We bought a (HARDLY used '92 Holiday Rambler 1000) and although it has been parked in our driveway hooked up to electric current, recently we were finally able to drive it around town. Hubby never hooks up the marine battery while driving (safety issue), but I had absolutely NO lights in the entire interior durring the whole drive. In my Coachman there were two lights above the front seats that worked without that marine battery hooked up, but am I missing something here. Is there a switch or something to get just one interior light on for map reading ...etc ? Manual was no help.

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Old 11-18-2013, 04:44 AM   #2
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What the reason in unhooking the battery, I've done it while in storage. I never unhooked a house battery while driving the engine should charge it while it's running and unless that connection at that battery is made a complete circuit tha lights won't work. Hook up the battery and enjoy the lights while going down the road.

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Old 11-18-2013, 11:49 AM   #3
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The way RVs are wired change by year/mfg/who ever wired it up/time of day. Our own stove hood which has light/fan and levels for propane/gray water and black water/and battery charge was wired to the engine battery and not the house batteries . Every one is wired different.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:59 AM   #4
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Gotta agree, hook it up and see what happens. If the battery discharges and stays discharged it will damage it. Unless there's another problem it's a lot better charging it than not.
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