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Old 09-22-2020, 05:24 PM   #1
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Charging coach batteries on shore power

Re: 2006 coachman elite sportscoach 402 ts
When plugged into shore power will my chassis batteries be charged.
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Old 09-22-2020, 05:36 PM   #2
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They are supposed to charge!! I am not an RV Guru but my batteries charge through the Solar Panels, generator, or shore power.
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Best to check with a voltmeter at the batteries. Are the coach and chassis batteries all being charged at or above 13.8 volts.

I donít have the same motor home that you do, but my chassis batteries are charged first. When they are fully charged, the charging stops and switches to charge the coach batteries.
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My shore power/inverter charger does not charge the chassis batteries ( learned that the hard way). I installed a little unit that trickle charges off house batteries when they are charging. The unit is specifically made for the purpose. My coach is a 2005 built by Monaco.
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I have a 2002 Itasca Suncruiser. When connected to shore power or running the generator, only the coach batteries get charged. With the engine running, both coach and chassis batteries are charged. Newer coaches have corrected the deficiency, probably with a battery isolator, which charges two or more sets of battery banks , but as the name implies, keeps them isolated.

I also learned the hard way, and now use a trickle charger to keep my chassis battery charged (when parked).

There are some charger/converters or charger/inverters that have more than one dc output, and hence can charge two or more battery banks.

BTW, a lot of RVers use an AMP-L-START CHARGER exactly to solve the problem of charging the chassis battery. There is lots of discussion about this on the iRV2 forums.
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Best to check with a voltmeter at the batteries. Are the coach and chassis batteries all being charged at or above 13.8 volts.

Best advice. That will tell you how YOUR coach is wired, rather than how others are wired.
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Checking voltage at each battery bank while plugged into shore power MAY be able to tell you if you have charging from house to chassis battery, but its not proof.

First you need to see if the isolation solenoid is working. They are prone to failure.
There are lots of " Trik L Starts " installed due to a bad isolation solenoid, many from advice on this site.

First test is to start the engine and see if the house battery charges while the engine battery does. 99.9% of RV have that capability. If that doesn't work, fix that, before adding devices you don't know you need.

If it does work, charging chassis to house, then you can shut down the engine, plug in the shore cord and see if it works the other way. If the RV is mid 2000s or older. It may not. Then add something to do it.
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Re: 2006 coachman elite sportscoach 402 ts

When plugged into shore power will my chassis batteries be charged.

Thanks

Wayne


If you have a battery disconnect switch, it has to be in the On position for the shore power to charge the battery.
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