House Battery Location on a Class C RV
(San Jose, Ca)
I just bought a 1985 Lindy motorhome by Skyline and can't seem to find the auxiliary battery. I have no power when not connected to 115 volt. there may not even be an auxiliary battery currently but I do know it's supposed to have one. Any ideas where it is supposed to be housed?Protect your RV and your family while on the road: Join Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service Today and save!
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Thanks so much,
ANSWER: Greetings Matt thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.
Your Class C Motorhome should have come equipped with a House (auxiliary) Battery. In all likelihood it is a 12 volt Marine/RV Battery.
That being said, I cannot tell you the exact location of your House Battery. RV manufacturers are pretty good at hiding these batteries on smaller RVs.
I am going to assume that you have already looked in the engine compartment of your Motorhome. A couple more places to look is in an exterior compartment in your RV. Also check to see if the steps at the entry way of your RV lift up and the battery could be there. It could also be located in a compartment near the floor of the interior of the RV.
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The fact that you have no 12 volt DC power in the RV when it is not plugged in could be caused by the battery possibly being disconnected, the battery is missing, a bad battery that is not accepting a charge, a good battery that is not receiving a charge from your RV's Converter or your RV may be equipped with a battery shut off switch either inside the RV or on the battery itself that is in the off position.
The problem could also be caused by a blown fuse, a blown in-line fuse, a bad fusible link, etc. There is no way to know for sure except by taking your Motorhome in and having a Certified RV Technician check out your 12 volt electrical system.
I wish I could have been of more help.
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