Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-12-2008, 04:37 AM   #1
Winnebago Owner
 
Lt46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 169
On my 97 Adventurer 37rw there is a dash switch labeled AUX. BAT w/ an on/off feature.
Is this also known as my coach battery disconnect?
If so, could someone explain why, or in what situation I would want to disconnect my coach battery?
This is a new-to-me coach and am trying to learn everything I can about it.
Thanks

Peter
__________________
Peter
1997 F53 Adventurer 37rw
IAFF L-792 (Retired)
Lt46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2008, 04:37 AM   #2
Winnebago Owner
 
Lt46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 169
On my 97 Adventurer 37rw there is a dash switch labeled AUX. BAT w/ an on/off feature.
Is this also known as my coach battery disconnect?
If so, could someone explain why, or in what situation I would want to disconnect my coach battery?
This is a new-to-me coach and am trying to learn everything I can about it.
Thanks

Peter
__________________
Peter
1997 F53 Adventurer 37rw
IAFF L-792 (Retired)
Lt46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2008, 05:20 AM   #3
Winnie-Wise
 
Ding-a-ling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Zephyrhills, FL
Posts: 275
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Lt46:
Is this also known as my coach battery disconnect? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
No. The Coach Battery Disc. switch is usually located somewhere near the entrance door.

On my coach I have an On/Off switch labeled Battery Boost. If the chassis battery runs down and won't turn over the engine, holding that switch in the ON position lets the coach batteries turn over the engine.

Most likely, that is what your AUX. BAT switch is.
__________________
'14 Winnebago Vista 35F, '14 GMC Terrain
BlueOx Towing Pkg, SMI Stay-n-Play
49 States & 7 Provinces visited in MH | WIT W112365
Ding-a-ling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2008, 05:20 AM   #4
KIX
Winnebago Master
 
KIX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 587
peter, since I don't have a coach same as yours this answer is an educated guess. If it's on your dash the AUX BATT switch is normally a momentary switch that momentarily ties your house and chassis batteries together when, ie the chassis batt. may be discharged and by pressing the switch you can get enough juice to start the engine.
The battery disconnect switch is normally near the exit door. When this switch is turned off it disconnects the house batteries from the house circuits. You might use this switch when leaviung the coach for a period of time.
Understanding all the above I still don't know for sure the purpose of your particular switch but am betting it's one or the other of the above purposes. Sorry I can't be more specific.
__________________
KIX
'02 Ultimate Advantage 40J Spartan MM - Cummins ISC
KIX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2008, 05:53 AM   #5
Winnebago Master
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Buxton, North Dakota
Posts: 1,037
Mine is labeled Main and Aux, and it is to switch power for the radio from chassis to coach. This allows you to use the dash radio while parked.
__________________
2003 Winnebago Adventurer 38G F53/ V10 605 watts of Solar
1999 Winnebago Brave 35C Handicap Equipped
F53/V10
1999 Jeep Cherokee & 1991 Jeep Wrangler Renegade
John Hilley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2008, 05:57 AM   #6
Winnebago Master
 
tomsm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 773
Just to add to the confusion - my coach battery disconnect switch is on the dash. Turn on a ceiling light and then turn off this switch to see if it's the coach disconnect. As KIX said, use it whenever you're not going to be using the coach for awhile. It stops parasitic drains from running down your house batteries.
__________________
Tom
'04 Journey 36G - Cat C7
'04 Honda CR-V
tomsm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2008, 06:02 AM   #7
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Richardson, Tx
Posts: 76
One small add to to Tomsm's comment. Be sure you are not connected to external power before performing this test, otherwise your light will burn from the converter.
__________________
Robert L Rice

2002 36GD Journey DL
Robert Rice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2008, 10:02 AM   #8
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Forest City, IA,
Posts: 24
Good afternoon, Peter and Dawn,

You are exactly right... in the early to mid 90s the kill switch, or Aux Batt switch, was located on the dash.

This separates your house batteries during storage so that a parasitic draw, such as an antenna booster, does not drain your batteries.
__________________
Best Regards,
Ron Lichtsinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2008, 02:47 PM   #9
Winnie-Wise
 
CaptBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Indian River, De
Posts: 361
In fact my '02 Horizon has the chassis battery disconnect switch on the dash, right below the radio "Chassis/Main" power switch. As pevious post said, easy to test.
__________________
CaptBill
USAF 1965-1971; USCG Master
2002 Horizon 36LD - 2000 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4
Indian River, De
CaptBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2008, 08:56 AM   #10
Winnebago Owner
 
Lt46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 169
Thanks guys! I'll have to fiddle with this switch to find out what it does. The 12v light test will be the first test.
Once I have this puzzled solved I'll let you all know.
Again, thanks
__________________
Peter
1997 F53 Adventurer 37rw
IAFF L-792 (Retired)
Lt46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2008, 03:16 AM   #11
Winnebago Owner
 
Lt46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 169
Well, the 12v light test has confirmed what Ron Lichtsinn had advised. Indeed, my dash switch labeled AUX. BAT. kills the house battery.
With 110v diconnected and a couple of ceiling lights lit, I placed the switch into the OFF position, heard a "click" under the dash area and "poof" no more ceiling lights. Clicked it back to the "on" position and the ceiling lights were back on.
Dash switch ID....Solved!
Thanks one and all for your input.
__________________
Peter
1997 F53 Adventurer 37rw
IAFF L-792 (Retired)
Lt46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Power Switch Automatic Transfer Switch rptipp Electrical | Charging, Solar and Electronics 9 06-19-2016 11:55 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.