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E350 rv will only start by emergency swirch. And yes. 2014.

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E350 rv will only...

E350 rv will only start by emergency swirch

Mechanic's Assistant: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?

Yes and yes

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your E350?

2014

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your E350 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing, I don't work on it

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

Just that it's been in storage

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 4 months ago
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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 4 months ago

Did you remember to switch the batteries back on again? That is the most common problem in this situation. If the batteries become discharged it will allow the disconnect solenoid to revert back to the store position. Check that and get back to me if we need to dig deeper into this as all follow ups are included in our one time fee. No time limit.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Randy, are you talking about the interior batteries or the engine battery? Is there a switch on the engine battery? I don't understand why the emergency start will start the vehicle. I let it warm up, took it for a short drive and it still would start only with the emergency start switch. The battery gauge needle was right in the middle, not charging or discharging.
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 4 months ago

There should be a battery disconnect switch for both the coach and the chassis batteries. Usually right next to each other.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
There's only one switch I know of, right by the coach door, next to the awning extend switch.
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 4 months ago

There is another one someplace. If not side by side then on the dash perhaps. What is the make and model of this RV?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thor Four Winds on Ford E350
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
2014
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 4 months ago

L​ook on the dash to the left of the steering wheel. Usually right next to the "Aux Start" switch if this isn't where the coach switch is located.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
My rv is 25 miles from here - when I get a chance to look i'll get back to you -
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 4 months ago

Sure. No time limits here. I am around every day. It may not be marked, but it will be a rocker style switch for sure.

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