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Old 11-17-2014, 01:56 PM   #1
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Fleetwood Jamboree "Aux Battery" switch

Folks...brand new to this RV world, so please bear with me. I have checked the owners manual, but either the nomenclature is different than what is in the RV and what the manual says or I am on the wrong track. QUESTION IS THIS: By my entry door, next to Gen start switch/Hobbs Meter is an on/off switch named "Aux Battery". Is this the same as what the manual calls the "Battery Disconnect" switch?

I can not find anything called Aux Battery switch in my manual. There is a switch (in the manual but not in my vehicle) called "Auxillary Start" and that switch should be on or around the dash. Pretty sure this switch is not related to that....But I am at a loss as to the purpose of the Aux Battery switch. Any help appreciated. Thanks a bunch.

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Because of it's location near the door, I think it is a disconnect switch. I would also guess 'Aux Battery' refers to the house battery(ies). To check, turn the switch off and try house lights, refer, furnace, etc. If it is the House battery disconnect, it's for storage when you aren't connected to shore power. It probably doesn't 100% disconnect the house system, so over time the battery could still discharge. If you don't have a disconnect switch for the chassis (engine & drive functions) if you plan to store without power it will be depleted by ECU, radio memory, etc. Putting a battery disconnect on that battery is a good idea for storage without shore power. Here are a few different styles:
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Old 11-17-2014, 03:20 PM   #3
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Folks...brand new to this RV world, so please bear with me. I have checked the owners manual, but either the nomenclature is different than what is in the RV and what the manual says or I am on the wrong track. QUESTION IS THIS: By my entry door, next to Gen start switch/Hobbs Meter is an on/off switch named "Aux Battery". Is this the same as what the manual calls the "Battery Disconnect" switch?

I can not find anything called Aux Battery switch in my manual. There is a switch (in the manual but not in my vehicle) called "Auxillary Start" and that switch should be on or around the dash. Pretty sure this switch is not related to that....But I am at a loss as to the purpose of the Aux Battery switch. Any help appreciated. Thanks a bunch.

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That could be, (and likely is), the "Battery Disconnect" switch.
Turn it off and see if the 12V powdered house lights and appliances lose power.

BTW, the "Aux Battery switch" is commonly called the "Salesman Switch", (for obvious reasons).
The "Axillary Start" switch is commonly called the "battery boost switch".

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The switch is for the house batteries.
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:14 PM   #5
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Aux Battery Switch

All three of you are correct...IT IS A BATTERY DISCONNECT SWITCH. I checked it IAW the techniques you recommended and it worked as advertised. Still not sure why Fleetwood called it Aux Battery vice Battery Disconnect, but now I know. Thanks a million. I'm sure I will have a lot more questions in the near future. Nice to know there are a bunch of experienced pros out there to help me!
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