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Old 01-16-2013, 04:23 PM   #29
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Yep that's the same thing. Sounds like your batteries need charging. They didn't freeze by any chance? I have jump started mine once with my jeep wrangler.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:35 PM   #30
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No they didn't freeze, I live in south Florida and it is far from cold here! It has just been a month or so since i've started it, but I thought that if I left the RV plugged in, it would keep the batteries charged. I'm a newbie to rv's so I'm not totally sure how all the electronics work on this thing.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:12 PM   #31
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I've been reading about some switch that turns off the chasis battery? Does every rv have this? How do I find it?
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:37 AM   #32
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so as i said, i got my fuel tank in and had to charge my batteries in order to start my beav and see if the fuel tank repairs worked. what is happening is the new fuel pump that i installed in the tank doesn't seem to be working. it is not getting fuel to the carb. i can put gas in the carb and the engine will run all day long, but i would much rather the engine pull gas from the tank. anyone know where i might start to look for the fuel pump relay? or should i put an external inline fuel pump to take care of it? any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:00 AM   #33
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I'm of no help as to the fuel pump, but I thought I'd add a "make sure your choke isn't stuck" comment because that can easily happen when sitting for a while. I'm assuming this is a 454 so if it isn't, ignore me. I only add this because it came up in mine as the mechanic says it's pretty common here in FL? A quick spray of lubricant freed it up and she fired right up afterwards.

As for the aux battery switch, I'd imagine that's what your "start boost" switch is. Obviously your chassis battery isn't tied into the charging system since you had it plugged in. Might want to verify the charging system is working while you're at it. I got lucky and found an online pdf P30 service manual. It's handy to have.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:04 AM   #34
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On my 1990 Gm chassis my electric fuel pump switch is on the oil pressure line. Once the motor develops oil pressure the pump kicks on. My engine will run without it but you can't climb a hill very well or tromp on the pedal and expect it to take off like a rabbit. A side note for cleaning a fuel tank. I saw a guy one time attach a gas tank to the side of his farm tractor wheel/tire. He had it chained to the side and had gravel in the tank. As he drove around the property the gravel would bang around in the tank. I was a few hundred yards away but man did it make a lot of racket.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:24 PM   #35
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Im wondering if 12 gals is enough gas for your pump to pick it's prime. You never said how big your tank is.
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Sorry, the tank is a 90 gallon
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:56 PM   #37
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Do you think it could be that there is not enough gas in the tank? Would I be out of gas and still have 12 gallons of gas in the tank?
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:32 PM   #38
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Is it a ford chassis or gm, If it is a gm it looks like you are parked facing down hill, several years of gm if the tank was 1/4 or lower it wouldnt start facing down hill. If it is a ford chassis there might be a second fuel pump on the frame, the first pump gets it out of the tank the forward pump supplies the pressure to feed the carb or fuel injection
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