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Old 01-06-2019, 12:19 PM   #1
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Default 1998 36' sun voyager starting batteries

Quick question here...

When the coach is plugged in to shore power, does this charge the starting batteries or just the house batteries?

Had a no start issue after being plugging in and not run for a month.

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Old 01-06-2019, 01:46 PM   #2
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On our Gulf Stream, shore power does not charge the Chassis Batteries. Every 1-2 months I put a multi-cycle charger on them for a few days.


I probably should just press the Chassis Battery disconnect button but have both the Chassis and Coach switches on.


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Old 01-06-2019, 04:21 PM   #3
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I added a high quality float charger to my diesel start batteries on my 2007 Tour Master coach because it was driven only occasionally since it was a live aboard situation in an RV park near my out of state employer. My model coach does not have a factory means to charge the engine starting batteries from shore power -- and I don't know of any other models that do...


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Old 01-06-2019, 10:40 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. Thats good to know. I found documentation of maintenance for the rig that shows the generator now charges the starting batteries or some kind of fix their of . I also have a solar package I'm going to install for the house batteries , but as far as the starting batteries I think I'm going to pull a 120 volt circuit into the starting battery compartment. From there, I will add a nice float charger to the batteries so they will charge when I am plugged in to shore power.

That should do it.

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Old 01-07-2019, 06:25 AM   #5
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When the motorhome is in long storage when I'm not going to be around to start it, I run a set of jumper cables between my house batteries and engine batteries. Then they all stay charged. Had to rework a set of cables so the ends detach then they can fit through the hole in the battery compartment.
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:07 AM   #6
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David Bott added a post in 2011 about the Trick-L-Start for charging the chassis batteries from shore power. I bought and installed one on my 2008 Tourmaster and it works great.

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Quick question here...

When the coach is plugged in to shore power, does this charge the starting batteries or just the house batteries?

Had a no start issue after being plugging in and not run for a month.

thanks!
No, does not charge chassis/ engine, but it still has phantom load of computer memory, (and radio if you have upgraded it?) On mine, I usually run engine weekly, but can charge by flipping EMERGENCY START toggle for 4-24-hours
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:33 AM   #8
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I keep my battery topped off with a battery solar charger tender
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I keep my battery topped off with a battery solar charger tender
I'm thinking doing this.

What specific model/setup so you use?


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