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Not charging house battery d. While driving. 2004 Royal

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Not charging house battery...

Not charging house battery d

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?

While driving

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your RV?

2004 Royal Classic Class C

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Classic yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, replaced battery isolator. Verified alternator voltage at main battery bo

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

But not at isolator for house battery

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 6 months ago
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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 6 months ago

Is the battery disconnect switch hit for "Use" and not for "Store" so the batteries are in the charging loop?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Battery Disconnect is on as the RV electrical is functioning (lights, refrigerator, etc)
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I would like to ask some questions online, then go perform testing, they come back to the case online. Will this work?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Hello?
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 6 months ago

Sorry for the delay........was on a call.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No problem
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 6 months ago

You can follow up any time if you Bookmark this. A phone chat is available as well.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Can I explain my issue?
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 6 months ago

Yes.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I have a Royal Classic RV 2004. My battery is not charging during driving. Removed house battery and had it tested. The 12 volt disconnect is on as RV electrical is functioning. Tested battery isolator, believe is was faulty and replaced it. When I run the truck engine, there is 12.3 volts on each side of the isolator. When I remove the isolator' excite wire, there is 12.3 volts on the battery side and 0 volts on the alternator side. The truck battery does have the alternator voltage present 14.4 volts.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
The battery that is not charging while driving is the house battery. The truck battery works and charges fine. Also, the house battery charges fine on the generator. It does not charge while driving the RV.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
My issue is that I do not read alternator voltage on both sides of the isolator nor at the house battery with the engine running.
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 6 months ago

You should see more like the actual alternator voltage when the engine is running. Are you sure you have it hooked up correctly? What is the make and part number of that part you installed?

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 6 months ago

It takes over 13 VDC to fully charge a 12 VDC battery. Fully charged they should read about 12.8 VDC.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I will need to get that info for you and then log back in and provide. Will that work ok
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I can even provide a picture of old and new isolator
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 6 months ago

Maybe just go to a continuous duty solenoid that works off the key switch and allow the alternator to provide the 14 VDC or so directly to the house batteries.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
This is a continuos duty isolator
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I am missing the alternator voltage at the input of the isolator
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 6 months ago

Maybe have the batteries load tested to be sure they are viable and not drawing down the voltage from an internal short. Then you need to find out why you aren't getting the voltage from the alternator. It may be failing. Testing it would show that.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 6 months ago

Does that lead come directly from the alternator?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I did load test the battery, it is less than 1 year old. Also, the isolator is the mechanical relay type with no diodes. My reason for calling in is how to troubleshoot that non working lead from the alternator to the isolator for the house battery. The truck battery sees the alternator voltage fine. Do you have access to schematics for my rig?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
My RV is a 2005 Glendale Royal Classic with a Ford E450. I need help with the wiring between the house battery isolator and the alternator. Is there an inline fuse? Routing of the wiring. Are you able to help with this?
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 6 months ago

I don't have any access to those. You may need to get a good chassis manual from somebody like Faxon Automotive literature. Why didn't you want a sold state isolator?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
The auto store advised me on the replacement isolator.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I am sorry you cannot help me. Thanks anyway.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
How do I request a refund please?
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 6 months ago

I will ask them for you........

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