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Old 02-06-2020, 09:57 AM   #1
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I have a 2019 New Aire, it has been stored in a enclosed shop for 2 months. I came over today to crank it up and nothing. The chassis batteries show fully charged on the silverleaf screen. When I push the start switch all dash lights come on as usual but won’t crank.
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Assuming you were plugged into a 120 Volt source...

There might not be enough juice to turn over the starter. Do the dash lights dim when you push to start? That's an indicator of a depleted battery.

Do you have an 'Aux' or 'Emergency' start momentary push switch? If so, press and hold that, then try to start. If it starts then, it was just a depleted battery.

If that's the case, it means your new RV will need to have the battery grounds disconnected when you store it. Pretty typical. In that case most people add a Trik-L-Start to rob some charge from the house batteries and sent it to the chassis batts.

That's only if your Silver leaf is lying to you and it's the House batteries that are full. If it isn't, you have a problem. Probably involving a bad starter solenoid.
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Dash lights do not dim when I push start. I pushed the battery boost switch and still nothing. I have had it stored longer than this and never had to disconnect the ground cable.
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I am plugged into a 50 amp plug.
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Would be great to take a DVM and measure the voltage on the chassis battery just to be sure and to dbl check the Silverleaf.

Try this: Climb under the engine, find the starter, follow the cable back to wherever the starting solenoid is and check that out. Measure the resistance of the coil and maybe whack the solenoid with a rubber mallet. Then try to start. These bigger engines usually have a large solenoid that supplies power to the starter and they do go bad.
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Voltage at battery is 14 volts. Found the solenoid and tapped it , nothing!
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I may have to contact the freightliner shop to see if they can shed some light on it.
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Push the BOOST button and try starting.
Did you disconnect any negative battery cables or operate disconnet switch's as your BCO switch for house batteries?

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Unlike a mechanical ignition switch, the push to start is electronic, I would start my investigation there.
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A good 'whack' might be called for, instead of a 'tap'.

Also check all the connections around that solenoid, make sure they're tight and none of the wires have pulled free. (Very common for the factory to have mis-crimped one of the smaller connectors and the wire could just be hanging loose inside of the barrel portion...so tug on the wires to check). If you have a friend or any help around, have them try to start it while you measure the voltage getting to the solenoid at the small screw connections. If that's good, check for voltage on both sides on the big lugs. If it's on one side and not the other, and you did get voltage across the small lugs, then the solenoid is bad.
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Could be a safety interlock - transmission in neutral, jacks down, slides out??
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This is what I was thinking, but the jacks are stored and the slides are in. I going back over there shortly and I will check the transmission.
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Can you put the jacks down and then back up along with running the slides out and then back in...may reset any interlocks.
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I’m heading to my coach now and will try that! Thanks
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