1994 Fleetwood Southwind 30’

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FirsTimeNewbieCoach

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I am new with a RV but of course it’s old - - just got it last week - drove it home

All three batteries I replaced - the coach batteries wired in series - are they to be 6volt or 12 volt marine batteries - is that correct ?
I need a schematic to know where that power goes to because nothing works in the coach.
Now I haven’t plugged into shore power yet - doing that tomorrow

tried to contact Fleetwood Rev Group - cannot speak to customer support - can only email them - email comes back undeliverable - I verified several ways that email was entered correctly
Finally contacted rev group parts - they said they had none of the info that I needed and that customer support was only available by email and that there was nothing they could do to help me. Frustrated in Indiana ! Help !!
 

FirsTimeNewbieCoach

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Thanks so much for your time and response - to answer your question - Yes I did and I can hear a clicking of the relays when both are buttons are pressed - the batteries that were removed were 2 - of 12 volt - two more questions - can I use the one battery that’s 12Vdc for the house part since I’ve already got them or do I need to just get the two 6 volt batteries ?

second question - since someone already had the two 12 volt batteries in there by mistake although they tested bad - is there a chance the house side of the DC system is toast ?
 

Utclmjmpr

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If the previous house batteries were 12V then they were NOT wired in series ( that would have produced 24 volts ) Two 6 volt batteries will produce 12 volts when in series.. Do your self a favour and get educated on the subject for future use,, you WILL need it..>>>Dan ( Forget REV group,, they will NOT help you if the rig is over 10 years old.)
 

House Husband

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As manufactured by Fleetwood, your RV had 2 6 volt batteries, in series, as house batteries. Yes you can use one of those 12 volt batteries as a chassis battery, but it may not last a long time because of it's lower cranking amp capacity.
On the inside of the battery control center lid (black box) is a wiring print that should serve your needs.

Richard
 

Mr Lars

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My 95 Bounder has 1 12v battery for the chassis, and 2 12v batteries for the house. This the way the previous owner had it setup. So far so good. We don’t hardly ever go on battery power alone in the house. Its on shore, or the generator.
 
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