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Old 06-11-2013, 07:59 AM   #1
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Battery compartment circuitry - batteries stolen need help hooking up

I purchased a 1986 Winnebago Chieftain recently that was stored in warehouse. All the chassis, body and interior are great. 90,000 miles. While sitting the batteries were stolen. I want to replace the wall-mounted solenoid but, I cannot find a picture or diagram showing the hookup for all the battery cables. Does anyone have one or can you tell me where one would be? I am thinking of having my mechanic make a house call.
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In 1986 coaches did not have that many batteries. Usually one for the engine and one (maybe two) for the house. The space where the batteries go should give you some clue on how many you need. If it is only one engine and one house there should be only 4 battery cables to hook up. A positive and negative for the engine and the same for the house.
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cables gone, too

Thank you for the response. What cable goes where? All the cables were taken along with batteries. Does the deep cycle attach to the solenoid too?
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What engine, Ford or Chevy. My '87 Pace has 454 Chevy w/ one chassis bat, two house bats. Eddie Elk.
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I have an 86 itasca. Chevy 454. One chassis battery and two house batteries. I will send a pic of mine in the morning. Should be the same as yours.
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My chassis is a 1986 Chevy with a 454 ci. There was a deep cycle battery left in the compartment. I bought a large chassis battery and all new cables. Any help and photos of the hookup would be appreciated. If anyone has a wiring diagram send that, too. I have a friend who works on large bucket trucks coming to look in the compartment. He seems to be very knowledgeable.
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You have 12 volt batteries but they are different. It would be better to use batteries which are new for the coach batteries. Determine which wire post is positive (not grounded) and negative (grounded). Get new wires if you have too or make your own. Use red wires for positive and black for negative of the proper length. For the starting battery hook it to the the proper engine location starter or voltage regulator etc. Hook the negative to a good clean ground. For yor coach batteries hook the red to the positive post. And then hook each positive to each battery and each negative to each negative. Hook up the red wire from the charger to the positive post and hook the black to ground. You should have some red and black wires from the engine compartment or isolated hook them up.
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Jarog,
Good picture. I am really interested in what cables are on each side of the solenoid and where each sends signals.
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