Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-04-2007, 05:15 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 10
I purchased a used 2004 Fleetwood Southwind so I'm afraid I don't have some of the manuals available and I'm a little new to the RV experience. Here's my dilemma: My RV has been in storage for a couple of weeks and I didn't bother to use the battery disconnects for the Main and Aux batteries. I tried to start the RV in preparation for a weekend trip (starting tomorrow!) and the engine won't start. Lights on the dash come on but I get a clicking sound and a beep from the back of the coach, where the fuse box is. I've tried disconnecting the coach main and aux batteries but no luck. It doesn't appear to be the RV battery because driving lights come on and the radio works fine.

Now, when I test the main battery level, it reads 14-16 (units?) but I no reading at all for the aux level. So I'm thinking the aux battery is dead. But would this keep me from starting the engine?

I'm hoping the problem is that I'm forgetting to do something prior to starting the engine; like forgetting to set the parking brake before trying to open a slide. Any ideas as to what may be the problem is greatly appreciated.

Tracy
__________________

__________________
Tracy S is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-04-2007, 05:15 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 10
I purchased a used 2004 Fleetwood Southwind so I'm afraid I don't have some of the manuals available and I'm a little new to the RV experience. Here's my dilemma: My RV has been in storage for a couple of weeks and I didn't bother to use the battery disconnects for the Main and Aux batteries. I tried to start the RV in preparation for a weekend trip (starting tomorrow!) and the engine won't start. Lights on the dash come on but I get a clicking sound and a beep from the back of the coach, where the fuse box is. I've tried disconnecting the coach main and aux batteries but no luck. It doesn't appear to be the RV battery because driving lights come on and the radio works fine.

Now, when I test the main battery level, it reads 14-16 (units?) but I no reading at all for the aux level. So I'm thinking the aux battery is dead. But would this keep me from starting the engine?

I'm hoping the problem is that I'm forgetting to do something prior to starting the engine; like forgetting to set the parking brake before trying to open a slide. Any ideas as to what may be the problem is greatly appreciated.

Tracy
__________________

__________________
Tracy S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 06:39 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 143
Can you plug it into anything? Off hand I would agree that a dead house battery wouldn't stop the engine from starting. Check connections on the cabin battery. Also be sure that it in Park
__________________
Steve & Dora
2005 Fleetwood Terra 32s
Steve&Dora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2007, 04:27 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 226
Tracy,

On your RV dashboard, to the left of your SouthWind's steering wheel you should see a switch with a symbol on it resembling a battery. Using this switch attempt to start your RV. Using this switch brings into play ALL your RV's battery resources at one time. Hopefully, this will allow you to get the RV started.
__________________
BillArf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2007, 04:47 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 10
Thanks Bill,

Yes, I tried that as well without any luck.

NOTE: I accidentally posted this to the wrong newsgroup so I have cross posted this to the correct forum: MH - Problems, Solutions & After Market. Please respond to this post over in that forum.

Thanks again for the suggestion.

Tracy
__________________
Tracy S is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
96 Fleetwood Southwind Air Whistles from Front Of Cab Leons P35 MH-General Discussions & Problems 9 11-05-2008 04:11 PM
Fleetwood Southwind F53 Chassis Coveman MH-General Discussions & Problems 8 08-21-2008 01:06 PM
New member with old Fleetwood Southwind Crosley Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 12 06-21-2008 07:30 PM
New member with old Fleetwood Southwind Vintage RV's 12 12-31-1969 07:00 PM
96 Fleetwood Southwind Air Whistles from Front Of Cab Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 9 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.