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Old 11-30-2013, 05:43 PM   #1
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Running furnace while driving

While your driving down road if you run your furnace do you need to run your generator or will the house battery hold up for quite a while.
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the house battery will be ok the chassie engine will keep them charged
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I was reading one post last night and they said engine does not charge the house battery.
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I was reading one post last night and they said engine does not charge the house battery.
That would be extremely rare, or their system is not working properly.
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I was reading one post last night and they said engine does not charge the house battery.
Different coaches do different things, if that is a cummins powered rig I think that it will charge both sets of batteries any time the engine is running. I run aquahot when I go down the road in cold weather and both sets of batteries show 13.9 and I have the inverter on runing the res refer and the tv and sat all the time.. 03 dynasty isl 400
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We made our first trip in it three weeks ago,It was a 7 hr trip,The day before we left my house battery was low,12.2 volts,It wouldn't even crank the genny,I hooked up the shore power,it charged right up.I checked the water in the battery and it was way low so I added with bottle water.All ok now,next morning went to head out,battrey showed 11.8 volts.We headed on out and it wouldn't run furnace or anything,did run backup cam for about 30 miles.Got to where we were going replaced the house battery and everythings fine now
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We made our first trip in it three weeks ago,It was a 7 hr trip,The day before we left my house battery was low,12.2 volts,It wouldn't even crank the genny,I hooked up the shore power,it charged right up.I checked the water in the battery and it was way low so I added with bottle water.All ok now,next morning went to head out,battrey showed 11.8 volts.We headed on out and it wouldn't run furnace or anything,did run backup cam for about 30 miles.Got to where we were going replaced the house battery and everythings fine now
If the water on the battery was below the plates for any period of time the battery was ruined. Replacing the battery was your best course of action, especially since the coach is new to you and you do not know the history of maintenance behind the battery.

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the house battery will be ok the chassie engine will keep them charged
MONACO normally installs 4 "house" batteries and 2 engine batteries. If all 6 were charged from the engine driven alternator, the next entry from the op would have to do with - "how do I change a burned up alternator"?

Stan, A signature including year, make & model would certainly be helpful...
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It is a 2002 Monaco Knight,The house battery was one hugh battery(it about the size of three battrey,the other is two battries
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