Our battery is dead, is there anyway to charge it with the generator? If so how do I go about doing that? We have jumpers but don't know where the battery is, it's these little things like this where an owner/operator mannual would be handy.
Thank you Kirk, I really appreciated you doing that.Since that display indicates 13V but 0A, it would appear that it is not charging as current would be going somewhere. Am I correct to assume that you have connected to an outside source of 120V, alternating current? If so, I would try turning on something like all of the lights to see if the current indicator reads something more than 0a. The red fault light seems to be indicating something is wrong. A properly operating Magnum should look like below.
In searching the internet, I was able to locate this downloadable copy of the owner's manual which should help.
Thank you, my husband and I just bought this RV, 1994 Dynasty by Monaco with no manuals what so ever. I grew up camping in tents and later in a RV but never really paid much attention to what my folks were doing. My husband on the other hand has only been camping twice in his adult years. We thank all of you for your help, and come to find out it was a shut off switch that somehow got flipped off. I'm am glad to have something like this for help, I'm one to read the manual of a new car so I know exactly how it works, runs and operates, so I'm kind of feeling lost without one. LOL! Again we thank you and appreciate all info.Well Without knowing more about your rig.
Motor homes. IF the house batteries have juice, they normally start the generator. Fire it up (you want as much as you can get) there should be a button on the dash May be labled Emergency Start, Aux Start or Boost. press and hold 30 seconds. release 30 seconds Press and start (Hold no more than 30 seconds)
Some RV's you won't need to press it, automatic devices will when the generator is "Detected"
Trailers. ... a bit more complex since they do not have the built in jump-starter but once the generator is charging the batteries if you have the cables you can jumper.
I had one day both house and chassis were dead... I was able to jump start the generator with an "Luggable" battery (Jump start pack) and after about 10 min of gen time the batteries were up to the job.
SOME RV's (Mine) Charge the chassis battery when the genny is running
SOME (Older for the most part) but some new ones as well (Do not. but the boost/emergency start/aux start button lets you 'Self-jump" as it were.