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Old 08-31-2014, 05:12 PM   #1
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Running on DC

I have had my coach for 2 1/2 years and never used batterie power. trying to it now and nothing works. how do I set up to run on house batteries?
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Old 08-31-2014, 05:19 PM   #2
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If you have had the coach plugged in for that time there is a good chance the batteries have boiled dry and are ruined.
First thing to do is find them and test with a voltmeter.
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Old 08-31-2014, 05:23 PM   #3
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After you check your battery water levels, look for the 12v shut off switch. Often called a salesman switch and see if it is off.
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Old 09-01-2014, 02:15 AM   #4
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Am I missing something here??? How can you not use your batteries in two years? Anything in your coach that runs on 12 volts, (all interior lights are one) go thru the batteries. Confused
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:18 AM   #5
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Am I missing something here??? How can you not use your batteries in two years? Anything in your coach that runs on 12 volts, (all interior lights are one) go thru the batteries. Confused
Good question ... maybe meant not running on inverter ?
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I do not think you asked the right question. What are you trying to use with battery power? Do you have an inverter? How many house batteries do you have? If you have and inverter and two house batteries then you might expect the tv, lights, and water pump would work. Not the microwave for example.
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Old 09-01-2014, 08:06 AM   #7
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You are right I ask the wrong question. I have never run on the inverter. As in boon docking . I was just testing every thing and when I tried to set up nothing would work. I found a switch by door that was aux battery off on. I am still learning. It may be nice to run sometimes where you have nothing but yourself. Also while I am typing what do I have to do to switch to LP .
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Old 09-01-2014, 08:33 AM   #8
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You are right I ask the wrong question. I have never run on the inverter. As in boon docking . I was just testing every thing and when I tried to set up nothing would work. I found a switch by door that was aux battery off on. I am still learning. It may be nice to run sometimes where you have nothing but yourself. Also while I am typing what do I have to do to switch to LP .

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Old 09-01-2014, 08:55 AM   #9
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Leadfoot2, have you tried to read the owners manual? That is ALWAYS a great place to start. You may still be confused but at least you can ask questions that make a bit more sense to you, hence us. Fire away. We want to help you.

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Old 09-01-2014, 08:57 AM   #10
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leadfoot2, if your coach is still factory and it has the inverter option you only have a small 300 watt inverter that powers the front and rear TV and Sat Receiver.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:14 AM   #11
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Just fyi, in case you don't have a copy, here's the 2004 Suncruiser Operator Manual.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:58 AM   #12
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You are right I ask the wrong question. As in boon docking . ,,,,,
Don't feel bad we have all been there. My first time boon docking was at Quartzite a few years ago. I was very disappointed that my batteries did not last very long on the inverter and I had to fire up my gen to recharge them. Oh and the inverter fried my coffee pot the second day.

You should find on your electrical control panel a display for your inverter with a button that has Inverter & Reset On/Off. When you find this display disconnect shore power and try powering on a AC device such as your TV. If it works monitor how long it takes to drop your batteries down to 12 Volts. For me it is less then an hour. FYI there are many items that use AC and DC that put a drain on your batteries that you have little or no control over so don't be to disappointed if your coach batteries don't last very long.
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Old 09-01-2014, 11:18 AM   #13
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My DW loves to read. I think she's trying to memorize the owners manual.

Best advice so far is to read that chunky offering.
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