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Old 08-19-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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couple questions - battery disconnect and tire wrench/jack

We recently purchased a 1997 Triple E Senator XL Class C Motorhome. It's a V-10 on a e-SuperDuty Chassis.

I have two questions,

First, the manuals talk of a key type battery disconnect, but it does not say where this would be located, we have searched for this and can't find it, where would it be located if it has one?

Second, we can't find the vehicle jack and tire wrench anywhere. Is it hidden under the hood or under the back somewhere? Or did the previous owner just not give them to us maybe? The spare tire is mounted on the back (not under)

This is our first ever motorhome, we have had truck campers for many years.


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Old 08-19-2012, 09:40 PM   #2
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Hello, is the battery disconnect for the coach or chassis battery ?
Should be in the ground cable , if it's a coach batt disconnect. Look between the negative batt post and the frame.
Most larger coaches don't have spares, jacks or wrenches, because of the weights/dangers involved in changing a tire on the heavy units , previous owner could have set up the coach with the spare , to have it along, so they didn't need to find one, just need someone to change it. Speeds up the responce time for outfits like Coachnet, to get you help, if they don't need to find a spare before they dispatch someone to change it.

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Old 08-19-2012, 11:41 PM   #3
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Thank you! Our unit is a 28', so that probably is considered to large/heavy. I was thinking that jacking up a motorhome would be dangerous. We are heading on a month long RV trip ina couple weeks, the thought of no spare is kinda scary, I guess I should look into getting some roadside assistance insurance.

Disconnect for the coach, btw. I will have a look in the battery compartment.

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