Autotrail Help Please

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  1. alivan

    alivan Read Only Funster

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    Hello all Tech.,
    I have just tried to start my M/H Autotrail. Would not turn over batt flat and
    The panel above the door shows a row of squares on the blue background and ticking every second and will not switch on or off.

    The M/H is standing, I start it every week to keep things working. Any advise please.

    Ivan
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2010
  2. davejen

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    Hi, Ivan , not sure about your panel- mine's a bit different, but when ours wouldn't start in thr recent very cold weather I ran some wires from the leisure batts to the engine battery and left it a few hours (on hook-up ) and the battery was charged enough to start the engine. I have asked my dealer to check if the engine battery should charge whilst on hookup, but they've not got back to me yet. Hope this helps,
    Cheers, Dave:thumb:
     
  3. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Hi Ivan

    Firstly what you need to do is to remove the control panel from the wall and then remove the electrical connections from the panel,leave standing for 30 seconds and replace connections and panel.
    This should reboot the panel thus allowing you to put a charge back into the engine battery.

    I hope this helps

    Glenn Harris Workshop Manager
     
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    Hi, Glen, could you just disconnect the leisure battery and get same result? and would it sort my query out too? (see my previous post) Thanks, Dave:thumb:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    What totally unprofessional design. All that potential for damage to the electronics and hassle for the punter when all it needed was the usual hole and a reset switch behind it.
     
  6. robnchris

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    leisure battery

    Not on our truck it wouldn`t be, they are underneath the van behind the spare wheel, excellent not having them in the van space wise but a pain in the backside to get at, still that is why we fitted gel batteries.
    Mind you the previous owners saved the space moving the batteries then filled the space with an internal gas tank. :Doh:

    Regards Rob and Chris.
     
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