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Old 09-09-2019, 09:32 AM   #15
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What part of the country are you in?
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Old 09-09-2019, 09:48 AM   #16
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I am not sure, but I don't believe being plugged-in to shore power will charge your main motor battery. My class C has a <Boost> switch on the dash to connect your house batteries to your main motor battery. If you do not have this, check your cranking voltage with a multi-meter. If you drop below 11 volts while cranking, your battery is probably shot. Alternatively, most auto parts stores will load-test your battery for you.
Your 35U does have a battery boost switch that should help if the problem is a low chassis battery. Check page 2-14 of your owners manual. If you don't have a manual, here's a link to it:

https://winnebagoind.com/resources/m...Adventurer.pdf
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:13 PM   #17
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Ok thank you everyone. It looks like we are back on. the repair man came back and checked everything and said "the electrical (batteries) everything was ok." He messed with the ignition several times and all of a sudden (of course) it started right up. It was sticking for some reason, he doesn't know why. Can you believe it? This was after DH tried it over and over and could get nothing! Aaargh.
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:05 PM   #18
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Probably have a bad starter solenoid if it "clicks" when you try to start it. If that is the problem you will not see any drop in voltage or dimming of the lights as it is failing to complete the connection between the starter and the battery. The solenoid is usually mounted on the starter where the heavy battery cable attaches that supplies power to the chassis part of the coach, not the coach part.
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:14 PM   #19
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OK, so now go to the connection where the battery cable attached to the starter (that would be the solenoid) and remove and clean the attachments. Be sure to disconnect the battery positive cable at the battery before you start as it is usually tight quarters in that area and potential short to ground while working with a live cable is possible. I had the same trouble on our last trip. The connection was loose and arching resulted in loss of connection
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I would agree with Matterbery. I've had starters that would "hang up" on a dead spot. I'd carry a long 1/2" extension, and when the starter didn't start, I'd hit the starter housing (firmly), and then it would crank. BUT, that's a very temporary fix.
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Old 09-15-2019, 04:14 PM   #21
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I'm betting a loose 12 Volt Connection

At Battery, or solenoid

Don't buy starter or battery , until after you clean & tighten cables. If you have a mickey mouse cable end that attaches by clamps to the cable....start there....only use cables with factory ends
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Old 09-15-2019, 05:38 PM   #22
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Make sure you’re in Park.

I once had a similar experience with my F 53 chassis. The shift lever looked like it was in park, but the sensor thought it wasn’t though. A simple wiggle of the shifter towards park, and things work as they should. Worth a try.

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Old 09-15-2019, 07:21 PM   #23
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If you take a multimeter and hook it to the postive post of the starter and then try to start the engine and you are getting a click and you can feel it in the starter the meter should show a 1 to 1.5 voltage drop. Any more than that then you do not have enough voltage in the batteries or a bad connection. If you have no voltage drop then the starter selenoid is not making connect and sending voltage to the starter motor either by bad connection in the solenoid or the bendix is not fully engaged.
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OK, so now go to the connection where the battery cable attached to the starter (that would be the solenoid) and remove and clean the attachments. Be sure to disconnect the battery positive cable at the battery before you start as it is usually tight quarters in that area and potential short to ground while working with a live cable is possible. I had the same trouble on our last trip. The connection was loose and arching resulted in loss of connection

Be mindful that you disconnect the Negative cable from the battery first on a Negative Ground Vehicle. This is Standard Procedure for a Negative Ground Vehicle because when you disconnect the Positive cable first you may strike the metal framework shorting out the positive terminal to ground creating sparks which can cause an explosion due to off gassing hydrogen from the batteries or can super heat the wrench handle burning yourself.

In an emergency you can use a carbonated beverage if baking soda is not readily available to rinse battery acid off yourself if the battery explodes on you however best practice is to turn everything off that runs on the battery and disconnect the ground first so you are less likely to create a spark and have a battery explode or get burned by turning your wrench into a heating element. Always wear eye protection when working with wet cell batteries to protect your eyes from the Electrolyte(Sulfuric Acid).
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Old 09-16-2019, 04:32 AM   #25
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Starting problem

Sounds very much like the battery connections need cleaning. Disconnect the cables from the starting battery, clean the cable ends and the battery terminals. Probably should do all the batteries just as a preventive step anyway.
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Old 09-16-2019, 05:00 AM   #26
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Trik-L-Start

I use Trik-L-Start. It takes the charge from you house batteries and keeps you starting battery charged. I've used it on all the motorhomes I owned. It works great! ;-)
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The problem will probably happen again so it would be best if you can be ready to test it when the time comes. Wire connections should be checked and eliminated first. All you need is a multimeter which is handy to have on board anyway. There are 2 wires that make the starter work. The main power feed which is a large wire and the solenoid power wire which is the small wire. The large wire should have power to it all the time. The small wire gets power from the ignition switch when you turn the key. If you measure 12v when you turn the key on both wires, you need a starter. This must be checked only while you hold the key in the crank position. If you loose 12v on the large wire you have a battery or connection problem somewhere. If you don't get 12v to the small wire you could have a wire connection issue, bad ignition switch, park/neutral safety switch or relay if equipped. You mentioned that you heard a clicking sound which more than likely means the starter had 12v on the small wire and if you have 12 on the large wire you need a starter. Practice the test now while it is working so that you are ready when it happens. If it were me I would change the starter now just to avoid getting stuck on the road. (16 years old)
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:29 AM   #28
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I'm glad Gailannr got the problem solved.
Now I hope I can get some help. I cranked the Winnebago P30 Chevy with the 454 engine and moved it backwards about 10 feet to take care of some ground work. About 3 days later I wanted to move it back in place. I turned the ignition switch and heard the click in the black box near the firewall outside. I checked the battery and even had a battery shop check it. I removed the starter and had an electrical shop take it apart, grease the bearings and put a new solenoid onto it. I installed the starter but it will not even attempt to start. In checking the voltage at the batteries I discovered the red (hot) cable going from the battery connection directly to the starter was grounded. I removed all wires from the starter or solenoid rather and reinstalled them to no avail.
There are 2 solenoids in a box near the firewall near the driver's side corner. I don't know which is which. But I found a large red wire terminal grounded. From there I discovered a block about 4 1/2 inches long mounted on the firewall not far from this box. There are 5 terminals on this block. They have red wires and black wires. All tested grounded. I removed one by one and discovered one is grounded. It is 2 wires with one connecting end. It goes into the motor home underneath the dash. I haven't traced it from there.
If you think you can give any helpful information, I sure would be obliged.
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