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Old 09-28-2012, 04:23 PM   #15
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I had similar issue and did the chassis battery disconnect to reset.
One of the issues is the grid heaters on the engine cycling on/off cause low voltage unless you start engine and let idle for several minutes before you try to run the slides.

Because my rig is a DP, running the main engine at many sites kicks up a lot of dust. (Why can't they all have concrete pads? Ugrrr).

My solution is to either plug in or run the genny so that the charger supplies adequate voltage while leveling and putting out the slides.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:10 AM   #16
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"My solution is to either plug in or run the genny so that the charger supplies adequate voltage while leveling and putting out the slides."

The slides/jacks run off the Chassis batteries. The charger/converter powers the House batteries. You would need to hit the Battery Boost button to get shore power to the slides/jacks.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:44 AM   #17
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Yes, it looks like the slide motors are run by the chassis batteries, the manual says so, it appears so.

But . . . when I extend or retract my slides, when hooked up to shore power, all seems to work without a hitch. But when doing the same operation, with no shore or generator power, engine running, sometimes I get a low voltage warning light. I rev the engine a little, and continue the operation.

I know it doesn't make sense, should be independent, but I must say, it seems to work better when hooked to shore power.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:11 AM   #18
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There is one more item at play. When you first start the engine the intake heater (may not be the proper name) loads down the battery for the first 30 seconds to 1 minute or so. This will cause the low battery warning on the dash as well as possibly the slide control.
Wait till the dash batery gauge returns to 14V, then hit the slides.

Man! these things are complicated & appearantly designed by Rube Goldburg.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:33 AM   #19
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On my coach, the inverter/charger maintains the chassis battery also. Not on a continuous basis, but when it lowers to a preset level. I believe it senses when the slides/jacks are operating and provides power to the chassis batteries.

I will have to check display when we leave tomorrow.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:37 AM   #20
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I checked when we closed up. My inverter/charger increases the chassis batteries from 12.6 to 13.6 when the slides are operated.

Same when I set up jacks and slides.
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