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Re: [classicrv] 1978 Holiday Rambler - Econoline chassis

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  • Wncol2004
    I saw one early 70s that I almost purchased that needed a switch flipped. But it could also be the isolator had failed. It was old and in need of some TLC. --
    Message 1 of 29 , Jun 22, 2013
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      I saw one early 70s that I almost purchased that needed a switch flipped. But it could also be the isolator had failed. It was old and in need of some TLC.

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      Warren
      1995 Ford F-350 Centurion 7.3 power stroke diesel dually (Sam).
      1953 Airstream Cruiser Travel trailer (The Runaway Sue)
      Western KY
      Sent from my iPad 2.

      On Jun 22, 2013, at 6:51 PM, Garry Foster <garry.foster1@...> wrote:

      > Warren I have owned 5 motor homes and never seen one wired as your talking about. Always charge house battery from main alternator via an isolator or relay. Same a trailer charging battery from battery line.
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      > Garry
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      > Sent from Garry's iPhone
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      > On Jun 16, 2013, at 9:36 PM, Wncol2004 <wncol2004@...> wrote:
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      > > My experience in motorhomes in general..which is quite limited.
      > > Is the coach battery is Not charged by the alternator unless you flip the switch that joins the two batteries (coach and chassis) together. This switch also will allow both batteries to be charged by the converter and or generator. Issue is the batteries are of a different type (chassis is an automotive battery and coach is a deep cycle) and should not be connected together for very long. Basically just long enough to either start the gen or start the motorhome engine.
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      > > Warren
      > > 1995 Ford F-350 Centurion 7.3 power stroke diesel dually (Sam).
      > > 1953 Airstream Cruiser Travel trailer (The Runaway Sue)
      > > Western KY
      > > Sent from my iPad 2.
      > >
      > > On Jun 16, 2013, at 8:25 PM, Robert Mitchell <mitch_bob@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > > My experience is that the battery is charged primarily by the drive engine alternator.
      > > > #2 the described object sounds like the device to reverse the lock on an awning.
      > > >
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      > > >
      > > >
      > > > ________________________________
      > > > From: orioneer <JosephusMinimus@...>
      > > > To: classicrv@yahoogroups.com
      > > > Sent: Sunday, June 16, 2013 9:08:22 AM
      > > > Subject: [classicrv] 1978 Holiday Rambler - Econoline chassis
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      > > >
      > > > Just bought it and most things appear to work. But the battery for the
      > > > 12v coach functions is bad, so I'll be replacing it.
      > > >
      > > > Question: Does that battery charge off the engine alternator when the
      > > > vehicle is running, or does it have to charge off the generator for the
      > > > coach? Will it charge automatically when the RV is plugged into 110
      > > > current?
      > > >
      > > > Question #2: There's a steel rod leaning in the bathtub/shower about
      > > > three feet long. 90 degree bend at one end about 1.5 inches, loop on
      > > > the other end. Any idea what that might be there for?
      > > >
      > > > Thank you.
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