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Old 12-04-2010, 08:44 AM   #15
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When I run my AC on auto it runs on high until the stat is satisfied then will go to low. 2004 Pace Arrow.
Remember when you check the batt voltage to disconnect the ac power so you aren't reading charge voltage.
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:47 AM   #16
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is there any body in the s.e. valley of phoenix that is VERY familar with electrical systems on the class A 2006 fleetwood excursion motorhome...When I was walked through the unit ,by the dealership ,it was very generic and the manufacturer was little to no help...the service at Ernhardt is POOR AT BEST , Beaudry was a lot better but they are gone.and if you have any technical questions,the service writer gives you an answer with no explanation....I am not stupid but I admit that I could use some simple point to point direction.and some answers to.....WHAT IF or WHAT TO DO IF....Please anyone intrested in spending some time and doing a walk through,in person,I will be more then happy to compensate you. I am free most any time with short notice.. JON KRAMER 480 7343119
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Gary - your note about this being a Fleetwood forum is , as they say, 'RIGHT ON'. I have been somewhat disconcerted about this for a while.
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:03 PM   #18
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ok, so my 93 cordoba (that i understand is now owned by fleetwood) should charge the batteries... i always shut off my chassis when i park.... don't know why... i just do i guess, i always figured why? i'm not using it, why have it on.... lol

maybe now it makes sence why they were dead after sitting for long periods and only turning it on to run the radio for outside noise.... THEY WERE NEVER CHARGING LOL i bought a battery float charger from Harbor Freight for $3. it was the kind that plugs into a 110v outlet, so that plugs in under my dash and runs through engine doghouse and over to battery, whenever plugged in to shore, the outlet is live so it keeps the chassis charged.... guess i'm going to have to try that next time i park.... lol
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:00 PM   #19
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ok, so my 93 cordoba (that i understand is now owned by fleetwood) should charge the batteries... i always shut off my chassis when i park.... don't know why... i just do i guess, i always figured why? i'm not using it, why have it on.... lol
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Chris, just because the Cordoba line is/was owned by Fleetwood doesn't mean it was engineered to have chassis battery charging from converter. Fleetwood implemented that feature via the use of the RV-Custom Products BCC (Battery Control Center). Does your coach have that box?

Also, even with the chassis battery disconnect switch ON (battery OFF), the chassis battery would charge with the BCC installed and functional when on shore power and the house batteries connected. That's just the way they are wired internally.

Chances are that you don't have the BCC and needed the float charger anyway. Good choice.
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Well, after testing things with a volt meter, I found that the converter/charger does NOT charge the chassis battery with shore power. So...I made up a little 'jumper cable' setup that I tie in the chassis battery to the coach batteries during shore power times, and thus keep my chassis battery topped up.

I'll disconnect it when driving, or dry camping without the generator.

The radio uses the chassis battery, and will drain it while on shore power.
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Jon I was in Chandler on Monday and called your number but no answer. I also sent you a pm on Monday with my number. Call if you still need help

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Well on mine, you can turn the dash radio on with a switch on the dash. Either the chassis or house batteries. Thsi way when you are parked, you can listen to the radio and use the house batteries without draining the chassis battery.

And YES, my converter charges both batteries when plug in on shore power. Of course, house battery first and then the chassis if/when the house are fully charged. I love my coach. This is my 2nd PA.
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Mud, I have that switch also.
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Yes, I too have that switch. My Bounder Owner Manual tells me (truthfully, as I have checked), that the chassis battery powers that switch. That is why the battery went dead after playing cds & radio for 3 days.

I am going to 'rewire' that switch to run on house batteries, then the chassis one will be full when I'm ready to start the MH.
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Yes, I too have that switch. My Bounder Owner Manual tells me (truthfully, as I have checked), that the chassis battery powers that switch. That is why the battery went dead after playing cds & radio for 3 days.

I am going to "rewire" that switch to run on house batteries, then the chassis one will be full when I'm ready to start the MH.
What am I missing here?
What rewiring needs to be done?

The switch should simply "switch" the input power to the radio from CHASSIS to HOUSE battery power.

ON = House, OFF = Chassis.
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What do you mean "powers that switch", its a switch not a relay. Like loulong said on-House, off-Chassis.
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