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Old 08-29-2001, 04:41 PM   #15
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Ok, called the dealer this AM..bring it right over no problem we will fix whatever needs to be done.
COOL, so I show up and they all seem to be puzzled as to what the problem is..they test the batteries, and they show fine..the search is on..
Well, if you check back to my FIRST post in this thread the operative word was "STUPID"..that being said..............................
There are circuit breakers behind a carpeted kick panel just above the step that houses the batteries. Something tripped the breaker..one push and all is working again. Good news for the trip to Myrtle Beach.....question remains, why would the breaker switch trip??????????????

Anyhow, as I told the service tech how would I know there were breakers there...he suggested the owners manual. I replied your suppose to read all that???????

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Old 08-17-2005, 02:55 PM   #16
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I just bought 2 new batteries for the coach, my question is what should my hand volt meeter read if I have the coach hooked to a shore line.
IF i read the voltage with the engine runing, i get a reading of 13 plus volts, If I stop the engine and start the gererator I only see what the battery voltage is. If I hook the coach up to shore power I only see what the battery voltage is. How much should the built in charter be showing. Coachman cross country Diesel generator.
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Old 08-18-2005, 12:59 AM   #17
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Ken & Delores, Your converter or inverter/charger should be putting out someting in the neighborhood of 13.8 volts. Be sure that the house battery disconnect is closed (use) position. Also make sure that the power if coming inside the coach; ie air cond. will run. Check any circuit breakers that they are not tripped. Good luck and let us know your findings.
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Conradical, good to see you on the forum. Hope all is going well. If you guys pass by our way stop in and see us. We are at I 75 in Ga exit 198. I am working at dealership at exit 201.
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I maintained microwave sites for AT&T back in the 70's in CT. Each site had a generator that would remote start when shore power dipped below 20% of the supplied voltage. There was a bank of NiCad batteries that provided starting voltage. In my 4 years on that job, I never added water, each cell had a thin film of oil on it, don't know if it was Thermoil but that concept worked great. When one of the gensets was upgraded, I put in a bid for the old, won, and kept it for 5 years, added water once to a few cells.

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Hi DriVer -- I'm a newbie and am the first to admit by cluelessness, but when I bought my used Chinook Premier about six weeks ago, the one bit of instructions the seller gave me with some urgency was: Never turn on the generator when you are hooked up to shore power. Perhaps that is why you cannot start your generator in those cases, there is some sort of fail safe in your MH to prevent it. Sorry if I've misunderstood something from either my seller or you. Ann
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