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12 Volt Question 8 years 5 months ago #10660

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When plugged into shore power will the engine battery be charged by the convertor or is it just the cabin batteries that get charged? I have a 1999 Winnebago Adventurer 34C and it has been plugged into shore power but when I went to start it tonight I had to use the cabin batteries to start the vehicle. Any suggestions?

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Re: 12 Volt Question 8 years 5 months ago #10662

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My 2011 Class A Winnie does the same thing.

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Re: 12 Volt Question 8 years 5 months ago #10663

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Normally, no. The house charger doesn't charge the coach batteries. It will just charge the house batteries.

In many of the newer motor homes, there may be a "trickle charger" or "battery minder" added that WILL keep the coach batteries charged. These will keep the coach batteries charged while on shore power.

My 2010 Tiffin Phaeton uses a "battery minder" to keep the coach batteries charged.
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Re: 12 Volt Question 8 years 5 months ago #10665

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Thanks Larry,

good info. I took your suggestion and subscribed to the WK news. It is interesting and just makes me want to go even worse!

Rich

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Re: 12 Volt Question 8 years 5 months ago #10666

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this is my third camper and it seems that whenever you own one, you are always trying to figure something out. Thanks for the reply; misery does love company

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