hi sean looked for info and only hand book is the older model and to mine 2006,iv being out to my camper and if i pull any fuse the red light comes on,i would check all 12v system is working,which could point out which fuse is gone or even a wiring issue if not a fuse,i think i only found out when i blew a fuse changing out side light,and red light was on and outside light wouldnt work,
hope this helps anthony
After the winter, it could be a fuse not making good contact. I would be inclined to roll them with a finger if they are round or remove and refit if they are flat.
I do not know your van but as a rule a red light could indicate water level too low, waste tank full or one of the batteries failing.
Hello everyone having a bit of trouble still with this van as today on my my home from Longleat my drivers side leisure battery exploded will driving no sign smell or anything Need help on cleaning I've took seats out and the mats and hosed off any other info would be great as this is our first motorhome and becoming a motorhome from hell cheers
Had a hard fight to get my batteries out today to find that they are both Elecsol carbon fibre mono blocs and when fitted side by side with the labels facing inwards I had no idea what they were. They have obviously been there since the van was new and whilst showing a green light I am loath to put them back in view of the reported problems and their age. I am also off on the continent for a month and don't want battery trouble while I am away. I have therefore ordered a pair of those Hankooks, as recommended by Techno100, which are 125AH leisure batteries to replace my 110AH elecsols. Don't think I have been getting anything like 220/2 amp hours available in the van on these elecsol batteries! Size looks to be good as I have plenty of height to spare and width looks good and length is a bit less than the old ones.
Looking at the wiring taken off it looks to be a bit of a joke when compared to Techno's 35mm2! All looks a bit cheap and nasty compared to his professional finish!
For future reference, on that type of control panel if you're hooked up and all is well, pressing the button with the battery symbol should display a line of LEDs flashing left to right to show the habitation/leisure battery is charging.
I've had an Elecsol 110 Carbon Fibre battery for some years which is hardwired to the solar panel, and (to date) have had no difficulties with it. On alternator/EHU it never goes above 14.2v, on solar it's regulated to 13.6v maximum. With the telly and a few lights on at night it sometimes slips a little below 12v. My cab battery has never exceeded 14.3v when the alternator's running. These things I know because I have Broken Link Removed plugged in permanently to keep track of both circuits.
Presumably you don't have a solar panel fitted on the roof without a charge controller?
It's alarming to hear about an Elecsol exploding, but as jonandshell points out above, checking your alternator with a multimeter would be a good idea.
Hi all I have refitted some new batteries today and charging at 14.2 v so all good and all electrics working but I have a kill switch on My drivers seat does Anyone no what it's for as its doesn't seem to do anything and does anyone have a number of someone to test motorhome local to South west thanks
I used Tavistock Caravans for habitation check last time. They are a highly rated NCC workshop. A motor homing friend has recently recommended Benedicts Garage at Liverton who can service mechanicals and habitation and do MOT's and he is a motorhome owner himself. Price was very reasonable by all accounts so I will try them next time.