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Old 12-11-2010, 06:13 AM   #1
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Electrical issues

The questions are simple,but there are many....I will direct the issues RE: my 2006 fleetwood excursion. # 1...When parked in storage at home,with the shore power plugged into a 50 amp service ,what position should all left in as to not run down batteries...#2 when coach batteries..[2] 12 volt batteries go dead,can they be jumped from the {4]6volt house batteries?...#3..if the house batteries are dead can they be jumped by the {2] 12volt batteries ?..#4 where is the correct place on the 6volt bank to hook a charger to and should it be charged 12v or 6 volt...My real Dream is to find an individual in the Phoenix area that is fimilar with this system and have them physicaly walk me through it and show me what and WHERE to do it...I will be more than happy to compensate them for their time so once and for all I can understand just whats going on in this BIG HUNK OF IRON...written suggestions are appreciated but I really feel that some of the issues I have here are unique to this vehicle and one wrong connection could cause a SPARK and a BIG and expensive BOOM.....Unlike a lot of you guys out there ,I am NOT affraid to STOP AND ASK FOR DIRECTIONS...I am just not sure and I have to ask.......Thanks for letting me VENT...anyone interested call JON KRAMER 480 7343119....
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:28 PM   #2
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First off welcome to irv2 Jon.
This LINK may answer some of your question on your Batteries and how they are charged than it gets into inverters which you may have also.
There other links to systems on your coach also.
Being a 06 coach as long as the batteries were properly maintained they should still be in good shape. If they are AGM's sealed all for the better.
Some coach's have systems that will keep all batteries fully charged as long as its plug into service.
This LINK will explain your coach link is found in sticky above in this forum.
We have irv2 groups through out the country that are free for joining you just have to contact the one in your area, you will meet people in your area that you can trade conversation about your coach. These area's are at bottom of main forums.
People on this forum can help with your Fleetwood product.
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:06 PM   #3
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What part of Phoenix do you live in? I might be close enough to help you.
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As long as the coach is plugged in, both house and chassis batteries should receive a charge as needed and the switches should be left on.

You have an Aux Start switch on the dash that "jumps" the house batteries to the chassis batteries if you need a boost from one to the other. The connection is made only as long as the switch is held down.

Your 4x6v batteries are wired to act as 2 large 12v batteries. Hook a charger or jumper cables to a PAIR of 6v's, using the positive terminal on one and the negative terminal on the other of the pair. Use a 12v charger. Here is a simple diagram:
RV Batteries Wiring Diagrams

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