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Fleetwood: motor home..control / switch..batteries..gone bad…

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I have a Fleetwood BOunder...
I have a Fleetwood BOunder Motorhome F460, I want to know if there is a battery control/switch/connector. I know where the Control Box is at. The batteries are not charging I just bought new ones and the solar panel is working correctly, BP Solar suggested that it could be the control connector has gone bad, but we can't find it, or is it something else???
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5/1/2009
RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 13 years ago
Robert
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Hi There!!!

 

Thanks for Choosing Just Answer..

 

Which batteries are not charging the chassis or the House batteries, I assume house batteries if a solar system is involved.. What source of shore power are you plugging into if it is the house batteries?

 

Thanks, Robert

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Customer reply replied 13 years ago
House batteries, a/c control, hydraulics, lights, gas relay, etc. pretty much everything inside the RV, the Chassis just runs the engine.
RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 13 years ago

 

OK

 

When you are plugged into shore power the power converter (or inverter) will charge the house batteries up. When you plug in that component will throw a charge of around 14 volts and then slowly tapper off. Most power converters or inverters are circuit protected with a fuse or breaker. SO if the batteries are not charging check the converter and make sure there are no fuses blown or breakers tripped on it. Most converters are located inside and most inverters are located on the outside in one of your exterior storage bays. Also verify all your battery cables make sure the main ground is tight and no corrosion. Sounds like the converter is having issues, one section in the converter can fail as it serves 2 functions. Also I would get a 12 volt test light and probe all your house fuses make sure they are good.. IF you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to contact me..

 

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Customer reply replied 13 years ago
it has been plugged in and the batteries are not charging. we've checked all the house fuses and working fine, but can't find the converter/inverter?
RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 13 years ago

Fleetwood is known to put these in very poor locations, one spot it may be at is behind the breaker panel in the coach. You may have to do your best following the main positive off the house battery to lead you to it. I have a feeling it could be behind that breaker panel and it sounds if it is the cause of the batteries not charging..

 

 

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Customer reply replied 13 years ago
I found the outside box and you were right it is not working, needs to be replaced! thanks a million I should have asked weeks ago. You are the best! I will definitely use you again, Thank you! Laughing
RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 13 years ago

Great!! glad I could help out, thanks for letting me know..

 

Take Care, Robert

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