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aog928

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Posted: 02/17/20 11:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought some property and it came with a 1996 Bounder that the previous (older) couple had. They were pretty active RVers, and its in great shape but they have have since passed so I have no one to bounce questions off of. They did tell me everything was working but that it needed a fuel pump. The batteries were scavenged at some point (probably their grandkids) and all I have is a bunch of unconnected battery wiring and not sure what goes where. I'm pretty mechanical, meaning I do most of my maintenance/repairs myself for my other vehicles etc., but this is my first RV (take it easy) and can't do much without power. Anywhere I can find a wiring diagram?

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Posted: 02/17/20 11:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are plenty of YouTube videos describing how to hook up RV batteries. If post a picture of your wiring you may get specific help on how to connect up your rig.


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This one should cover what you need. If not just ask. Just google these words

battery wiring diagram 12 batteries

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The bounder may have had two 6v batteries and a 12 volt chassis battery.
6v will be series wired to the 12v house system.


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Join a Bounder Club -> https://www.bounder.org/

They'll be more help with your specific problems.

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OP is not asking how to hook up batteries per se... he's asking which existing wires connect where.

Usually, red wires are positive.. if that's any help.

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Also Black wires are usually but not always positive; And white wires are usually but not always negative.


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Get yourself a meter. Put it on ohms and connect one lead to a chassis ground. Take the other lead and start probing each battery cable. Each cable that shows 0 or very little resistance is a ground. Put in your chassis(start) battery and connect the negative post to one for the ground wires. Now take and connect one of the biggest cables left over to the positive terminal and try to start the engine. If it starts then that is your chassis positive, label them. If not try another cable. When you find them all(house and chassis) label them.

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Hope this helps....Dennis

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Thanks everyone. The wires are colored (red and black) so that helps. But there are more reds than I have Pos (+) terminals. From right to left, looks like the House battery(s) connections are straight forward, its when I get closer to the Engine battery where the extras are. They all are factory cables, so there may be some doubling up somewhere. I tried the ol' "where does it reach" method, but they could connect to the House or Engine battery(s) posts. It does have the Aux start button so one of those may be the extra wire. I will take pictures and post them next week. Thanks again!

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