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Darter1585

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Emergency Start
« on: November 29, 2017, 07:05:37 AM »
My last two motor homes have had an emergency start button connecting the chassis battery with the coach battery.  My recently acquired Thor Siesta Sprinter does not appear to have one.  Is this accurate or have I just not found it yet?

SeilerBird

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Re: Emergency Start
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 07:26:46 AM »
Not all motorhomes have the emergency start button. You could probably wire one in yourself or pay someone to do it. Or carry jumper cables.
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Re: Emergency Start
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 11:27:24 AM »
Its nice to have the switch - that was how most of the Dealers started them when we were looking.
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Re: Emergency Start
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 04:32:25 PM »
This Emergency Start switch is something that I haven't heard about in my last week or so's immersion into motorhome details (and just buying ours last week) -- but I do know that we have an Emergency Start toggle switch right above the driver's head above the cab door frame. I assume this is to switch house battery power over to the engine to assist with, well, an "emergency start" when the chassis battery is dead -- correct?
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Re: Emergency Start
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2018, 04:43:04 PM »
The emergency start button usually parallels the house battery (which is suppose to have power) with the engine battery (which is usually dead at this point). To use it you must hold the switch in the on position for about a minute and then attempt to start the engine.
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Re: Emergency Start
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 06:28:40 PM »
I assume this is to switch house battery power over to the engine to assist with, well, an "emergency start" when the chassis battery is dead -- correct?

First. "Assuming" is a dangerous act. but there is a way to make it safer. If anyone wishe to know  what the way is.. See the quoted text.

Second. Yes. Exactly.. Suggest you hold the switch for no more than 30 seconds (then 30 off) but you got it exactly.
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