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Old 02-08-2013, 09:31 AM   #15
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This morning I hooked battery jumper cable across the aux start solenoid. Now both batteries are charging... We'll be ok on the road. Thanks for everybody's help.... Darel
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Monkey,

You didn't say you were inside a shop.

And Yes, be sure you leave the cable sticking out where you will see it during your departure walk around.

You are right in that once you get on the road, the main engine will keep its battery and should do the same for the house bank. But, you still should seek out your phantom drain or it will come back to bite you.

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Just my $.02 but I would check the chassis battery under load. Take it out and get it somewhere so it can be checked. Doesn't matter what it reads sitting. It's what it reads when you use it to crank engine.
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Just my $.02 but I would check the chassis battery under load. Take it out and get it somewhere so it can be checked. Doesn't matter what it reads sitting. It's what it reads when you use it to crank engine.
Thankyou Bob.. I'll take all the helpful advice I can get !!! I think I figured out my (latest) screw up... I was just 100% positive (before now) that the convertor was charging the chassis battery also. Now I know that's not the case. Well, it is now with my jumper cable... Anyway, since we now have a garage, I use the radio in the motorhome anytime I'm in the shop... I'm sure that helped run the battery down, since we are in winter and it only gets driven 3-4 miles every once in a while... Not enough to recharge the chassis battery... Since I've had the jumper on keeping both charged, it's starting fine. Thanks again !! I sure appreciatte everybody here !!
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