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Old 10-31-2006, 03:18 PM   #1
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We have this beautiful Black Beauty sitting in our yard and we let the batteries go dead. The problem is, we do not know how to get it going. We put a charger on it and do not know if its on there right. We tried to "jump" it with our car but have the same problem, where to put the wires? This is very embarrising. We are missing some manuals.
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Old 10-31-2006, 04:42 PM   #2
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Hey,

There is a switch on the panel with the fan and visor switches that has an icon of a battery on it.

Press and hold down on it and it will switch your house batteries over to the starter circuit and give you additional power for starting.

Also check the cutoff switches that are on the side of the door entry to the front to make sure that the batteries are enabled there are two. 1 for the starter and the other for the house.

Lastly, If your generator will start. then start it and make sure your battery charger is on back at the panel where the levels are and let it charge the batteries.

I hope I haven't been to vague on this.

If I can help, PM me with a phone number and I'll try to call you...
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:04 PM   #3
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We have this beautiful Black Beauty sitting in our yard and we let the batteries go dead. The problem is, we do not know how to get it going. We put a charger on it and do not know if its on there right. We tried to "jump" it with our car but have the same problem, where to put the wires? This is very embarrising. We are missing some manuals.
Welcome to the Gulf Stream Owners RV Forum!

You have been given some good advice from Dave. The switch on the dash with the battery on it will connect your house batteries together with the chassis batteries to give you power to start the engine UNLESS the house batteries are dead also.

Did you verify that the battery disconnect switches are on? On mine there are two battery disconnect switches in the compartment on the right rear of the coach. I usually turn these off if the coach is going to set even for a couple of days so the batteries do not discharge.

You can run a 110 volt cord to the coach and plug it in just as you would when at a cg and the inverter or converter depending on what you have in the coach will charge your coach batteries.

As far as hooking a battery charger to your chassis(engine) batteries. Hook the positive charger clip to the positive of one of the batteries and hook the negative of the charger to the negative of the same battery. This will charge both batteries since they are connected together. Make sure these are the chassis/engine batteries and they are the 12 volt batteries. On our coach the house batteries are 6 volt batteries, not sure about yours.

Let us know how you make out,

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Old 10-31-2006, 07:26 PM   #4
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we will go out first thing in the morning and try these suggestions and will get back to y'all. The time change is killing us. By time you get started on a project its dark.
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Congratulations on the MoHo. Welcome to the forum. I think you have received very good advice and I can not add anything to that except good luck with it. Enjoy your new rig and the forum. I look forward to reading your posts. Happy Camping.
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Old 11-03-2006, 05:48 PM   #6
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we put a slow charge on the starting batteries (they are labled) which were dead as dead can be and nothing else was working. After 12 hrs. we got it started. We are missing the Frieghtliner manual and because of this we have no idea what the switches do or even which batteries do what (thanks for the tip on the toggle switch with the battery on it). We called Frieghtliner and they told us when the unit left them the manuals were there. we should call the dealer. We called the dealer and they did not call us back, not a good thing. So from time to time we will be asking some questions that might sound stupid, until we get our manuel and get used to this new learning experience.
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This may not be all of the information you need, but it is start.

Hope it helps

Link to Freightliner Website
http://www.freightlinerchassis.com/mhHome.asp
General Brochure on GS utilized XC Chasis
http://www.freightlinerchassis.com/pdf/ ... 8-2006.pdf

92 Page Manual on the XC Chasis
https://secure.freightliner.com/newbull ... Manual.pdf
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we put a slow charge on the starting batteries (they are labled) which were dead as dead can be and nothing else was working. After 12 hrs. we got it started. We are missing the Frieghtliner manual and because of this we have no idea what the switches do or even which batteries do what (thanks for the tip on the toggle switch with the battery on it). We called Frieghtliner and they told us when the unit left them the manuals were there. we should call the dealer. We called the dealer and they did not call us back, not a good thing. So from time to time we will be asking some questions that might sound stupid, until we get our manuel and get used to this new learning experience.
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Glad to hear that you were able to get the engine started and the batteries charged. Dave has given you some good links with lots of information.

I would keep after the dealer to get all the owners manuals that should have been in the coach from Freightliner on the chassis, engine and Allison transmission.

Was the big silver/gray packet folder in the coach with all the coach information/manuals for the coach components (appliances, A/C, furnace, toilet, Tv's, ETC) in it? This packet is about 4" thick jammed full of literature.

There are no stupid questions and we are all here to help each other. So ask away, we all will help if we can, we have all been there.

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Old 11-04-2006, 04:49 PM   #9
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The big silver packet was in the coach however all the material inside was all over the place. I found stuff in different cabinets, in the fridge, the oven, not the ones that go to that appliance. I think the service people at the dealership were using them and just put everthing back. THANKS for all the info and the links are great.
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Old 11-04-2006, 05:19 PM   #10
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DJQUALLS, was that 92 page manual that you linked me to the same one you got with your unit? Did you get a manual for the motor, tranny, tires, and dashboard separate? We don't really know what we are missing. We do have a bunch however the ones we really need are gone or never existed. Its funny because I am not big on reading directions but this thing is impossible to figure out on your own.
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