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Kevarino

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Posted: 09/19/19 08:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks everyone. And thanks for the aux battery button idea, I thought that was for starting the main engine with the house batteries.

Just after I posted, a friend came by and we ran a jumper from the positive side of the house batteries to the positive side of the chassis batteries and that did the trick.


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Have the batteries load tested to see if they are still OK. Badly discharged batteries can have a very short life.

Keep the batteries fully charged or add full disconnect switches to the batteries.


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I think they were toast when I bought the rig, that is why I’m having all these issues. I’m planning on replacing them as soon as I can.

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Kevarino wrote:

Thanks everyone. And thanks for the aux battery button idea, I thought that was for starting the main engine with the house batteries.

Just after I posted, a friend came by and we ran a jumper from the positive side of the house batteries to the positive side of the chassis batteries and that did the trick.


In most rigs turning on the engine switch does the same thing (connects the two sets of batteries). You should consider testing whether your battery isolator is working properly.


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