Originally Posted by kamakalama
Off the grid today for the first time.
Is the generator starter powered from the chassis battery or the house bank?
I'm wondering if I can start the generator if the house bank gets run down.
On my coach the house batteries start the Onan generator.
If I should ever accidentally discharge the house batteries to the point where the generator will not start I would use the "battery booster/combiner switch" and start the genset with the chassis battery.
However that has never been necessary in the 14 years I've owned, (and often boondocked in), my coach.
BTW, automotive jumper cables can be connected to the battery of a toad if for some reason you allow the discharge of both the chassis and house batteries.