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Old 05-25-2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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Battery locations

I have a 1976 dodge sportsman midas motorhome that i have no power to motor, radio, fans, NOTHING. the battery in engine compartment is now fully charged but still nothing. is there two batteries in this RV and if so would it effect the starting of the motor? is there one of those shut off switches as well and were would i find it?

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Old 05-25-2012, 12:12 PM   #2
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Not familiar with your coach, but most older Class Cs had the coach battery under the hood with the chassis battery. If not, it's somewhere in the coach. Yes, you have 2 batteries or should.

It does sound like there is a chassis battery disconnect. I doubt it was standard, so a previous owner could have put one in.

I would first remove the battery cables to make sure they are clean and making a good connection. Then follow the ground cable to the frame, doing the same there. Now you have eliminated the major causes of you problem.

Other than that, you just have to trace the batt cables to see if you come across some sort of disconnect switch. Good Luck!

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Old 05-25-2012, 12:22 PM   #3
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My 86 winnie has one behind the passenger seat under a plate on the floor. Some have them by the steps.
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