RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Monaco Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-17-2020, 03:45 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 1
Question Auxiliary start issue

2002 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 36PBD. Won't start anymore unless I use 'auxiliary start'. If I turn the key, as I've always done before, it just clicks. Chassis battery voltage is 12.8, so that's ok. To start it now I need to turn the key, then push the 'auxiliary start' button. Any ideas? Perhaps a relay of some sort has gone bad? Thanks, in advance for any advice.
MrTools is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-17-2020, 05:47 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 1,370
Hi MrTools; You can have a proper battery voltage but the battery has no capacity, the amount of amps needed, to provide enough amperage to turn over the engine. By connecting to your house batteries you are now getting enough amps to do the job. You need to have the battery or batteries tested for load. Before removing the battery, or batteries in the starting end of the business I would try charging your chassis battery for at least 24 hours. I then , with a hydrometer check the electrolyte level in the battery and see if it shows that it is fully charged. If you have sealed batteries you will need to take them in to be tested. That is the route I would take.

I keep my coach plugged in 24/7 and my Windsor charges both house and chassis batteries. On an Endeavor I am sure the invertor just charges the house batteries when plugged into shore power. I check the electrolyte in both sets of batteries every other month so I know their health.
8.3Oilbuner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2020, 06:48 PM   #3
Senior Member


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Blairsville, GA & WPB, FL
Posts: 3,589
Send a message via ICQ to Ivylog
Turn your headlights on and try starting the normal way with someone watching the headlights... bet they go out. Engine batteries going bad or bad connections,
__________________
This post is my opinion, worth what you paid for it.
Our ”New” ride...08 HR Navigator 45’. A nice upgrade after 14 years with a 04 Dynasty 42’.
Ivylog is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2020, 08:37 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Timaz's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: On the road
Posts: 866
Cheap stuff first. Take your cables off of the start battery and make sure they are clean. If clean follow what has been said.

Tim
__________________
Finally Retired-60% Time in Motorhome
2000 Dynasty Regent, 8.3, Banks Turbo, McCabe Racing 5" Diameter Exhaust, 475 HP 1425 Torque 11+MPG towing 05 Pilot 700W solar & E-Bikes
Timaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2020, 05:00 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
tinstar 1114's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 409
I was fooled once by reading battery voltage of 13.6 BUT it wouldn't even begin to turn the engine over. Like 8.3Oilbuner said, you don't have the amperage needed to do the job. One or more dead cells.
__________________
J.C. "Tinstar 1114"
2002 Monaco Windsor M-36PBD
tinstar 1114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2020, 08:17 PM   #6
YC1
Senior Member
 
YC1's Avatar


 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 8,211
Put the voltmeter across the battery terminals and then have someone turn the switch.

Surface voltage means nothing. You can have water in a hose but with no pressure on the end nothing comes out.
__________________
Myron & Deborah
08 HR Endeavor 40 SKQ
2016 Ford F150 Limited V6 with Ready Brake
Aluminator tow bar, Demco base plate
YC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Auxiliary Start Switch not working jobo44655 MH-General Discussions & Problems 4 04-09-2016 10:30 AM
Issue that is fixed pressing auxiliary start switch for 20 secs ssterbenz Class A Motorhome Discussions 7 11-10-2015 10:26 AM
Auxiliary start Bruceeb RV Systems & Appliances 9 06-07-2014 05:30 PM
Auxiliary start not working bryanoverbee Class A Motorhome Discussions 16 02-14-2014 09:35 PM
Auxiliary start (house batt.) inop? frederick w Fleetwood Owner's Forum 2 08-06-2011 08:04 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.