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Old 04-20-2012, 03:45 AM   #1
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Advice on a 1977 Ford Chateau

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!
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:43 PM   #2
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Howdy herschelmair and

Does your Chateau look something like this???



Often the coach battery on a Class C like that is up front under the hood. Usually the chassis battery is on one front corner and the coach battery on the opposite front corner. But not always. It could be in a side compartment or under the entry steps. It is also possible that the coach battery is missing so look for loose battery cables.

Hopefully someone who has a coach like yours (or used to have one ) will chime in with the correct answer.

Enjoy your "new" motorhome!
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:12 PM   #3
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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.
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