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Posted: 02/01/21 06:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some pictures of what’s in and around your battery box would help. There are enough experts on here that can identify what each component is, and what it does.

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Do you have a 12v compressor reefer? If not, that may very well be the reefer lighting on propane as auto will usually switch to 110v when plugged in and gas when not plugged in. Unless you had the generator going it would default to gas and as mentioned above, wind may have been blowing it out.

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"but the fridge should be able to run off the coach battery when im driving "

The fridge uses 12 volts from the battery for control power and needs propane to cool the unit, once on ground or generator power it switches over and the propane is no longer needed.

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Cmccain13 wrote:

NRALIFR wrote:

Self-resetting CB?

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not sure but my circut breaker box is under my bed in the back. there is a part that is located next to the battery that may have been making the noise but im not sure.


Self resetting circuit breaker is located near the battery and looks nothing like a regular circuit breaker. Google search should give you a good picture.


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NRALIFR wrote:

Some pictures of what’s in and around your battery box would help. There are enough experts on here that can identify what each component is, and what it does.

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Here is what I have. Batteries https://imgur.com/gallery/xVHbWDj

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Cmccain13 wrote:

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Do you have a BIM ? A battery isolation manager charges both chassis and coach batteries by switching back and forth , alternating the charge from one to the other. Maybe you are hearing the solenoid clicking.


Im really not sure, but there is something located right next to the battery separated by a compartment under the stair where the battery is located. it does seem like its something related to that since it sounds like an electrical issue.


I agree electrical , but what do I know , I'm not by any means a mechanic I only have a basic understanding .
You're under warranty ? Give your dealership the chance to help you.
What they are using in rvs these days to charge a 12v system is anybody's guess.
***Next to your step, look for an access panel with a few screws that you can unscrew. Behind this panel should normally be the solenoid of whatever type of isolator you have. I had a BIM system by Precision Circuits. This is the solenoid that you might be hearing click on/off. You should hear it click when you push your emergency start switch, if you have one.

If you have a PC BIM.

The BIM could be bad, mine went on vacation right after the warranty ended, it's sensitive digital circuitry.
The company PC was very helpful. The Tech was very helpful to me explaining a lot and had the time to chat.
http://precisioncircuitsinc.com/product/battery-disconnect-225-amps/

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Leave the IMG tags with the brackets in the image location URL and they will post as images like this:

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#1 looks like a maxi fuse holder. There should be a replaceable fuse under the cover.

#2 I think is a solenoid, possibly to isolate the house batteries from the starting battery when the engine is off.

#3 looks like four self-resetting CB’s mounted with the “cans” down and the terminals up. To a plastic holder maybe? Hard to tell through all the paint. No, that’s got to be a +12v buss bar, only one of those CB’s has two cables attached to it.

If those are CB’s, any one of those could be tripping due to a problem somewhere, then resetting, then tripping again, etc. That would sound very much like a turn signal flasher.

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FYI, our BIM in our 2016 Sunseeker is in the stepwell; it looks like this after removing the cover:

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The guide is on the back of the cover:

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There are several relays in this box including the large relay used to connect the chassis battery to the house batteries.

One thing I learned when troubleshooting a lack of charge from our chassis while underway was that anytime the ign key is on, the awning and slides are locked - they cannot be deployed underway.


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Cmccain13 wrote:

So I'm in a 2021 coachmen leprechaun 300BH, water heater is on the other side of the coach and the propane was on. that's what I was thinking but the fridge should be able to run off the coach battery when im driving right? and it was in auto position so maybe something was going on and it was trying to switch to propane just not working.


Only if you have a three way fridge, and they are not particularly common. Most three ways have a separate button to turn on the 12v heat element control. If you set it to auto, it will try to go to gas when you remove shore power.

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CharlesinGA wrote:

Cmccain13 wrote:

So I'm in a 2021 coachmen leprechaun 300BH, water heater is on the other side of the coach and the propane was on. that's what I was thinking but the fridge should be able to run off the coach battery when im driving right? and it was in auto position so maybe something was going on and it was trying to switch to propane just not working.


Only if you have a three way fridge, and they are not particularly common. Most three ways have a separate button to turn on the 12v heat element control. If you set it to auto, it will try to go to gas when you remove shore power.

Charles


I would never recommend for anyone to run in the 12v mode of a 3 way fridge , the amp draw would be in the 25amp range opposed a compressor type 12v fridge at 2 or 3 amps.

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