Originally Posted by herschelmair
I'm a total newbie here. I got my 1977 Ford chateau MH yesterday.
I'd like to know where I'd find the battery (That gives 12V to the "Home" section.)
I'd also like to know how to find out which engine is in the MH
Also if anybody has an owner's manual for a 1977 Ford Chateau
Thanks to all you experienced RVers in advance!
Welcome to the madness!!!!!!!
now let the fun begin.....
As previous stated the house battery is normally in a compartment on the coachhouse itself. The engine battery is normally in the engine compartment. not likely that one battery does both.
If its a ford chassis it's more than likely a Ford 460. Good engine, been around for awhile, loves gas.... The Chevy would be a 454, another gas hog with the 3 speed trans back then. If its a Ddge it could be a 360 or 440 depending on the lenght of the MH. Some pictures would help us help you in your new RV experiences.....
After I posted my reply I see its a Ford..... Probably a 460... Good one, best of the 3 choices.