Chausson best of 510 questions

Discussion in 'The Beginner' started by weirdfi5h, May 21, 2014.

  1. weirdfi5h


    May 16, 2014
    Where is the leisure battery located please?
    I am also wondering about the radio in the cab which has speakers mounted in the rear too so I assume it can be used whilst on site. Does the radio run off of the leisure battery when on site? It isn't wired through the ignition. I'm worried that I'll flatten the vehicle battery if I use the radio without the engine running.
    I'm used to caravans, this is our first motorhome, so everything ran off of a leisure battery or EHU, no vehicle battery to worry about.
  2. Spidey

    Spidey Funster

    Jun 16, 2013
    Good question we had the radio on and never thought about which battery :RollEyes:
  3. Wombles

    Wombles Funster

    Oct 28, 2013
    SW England
    We have a Best Of 04 on a Ford Transit Chassis so not exactly the same but we can start you off with some info. & sure some 510 owners will clarify later. Think Leisure battery is under front passenger seat - people often add an extra one for when off EHU but we only have space for one:Sad: We have had a Battery Master fitted which makes sure that the electric is split between the engine battery & the Leisure one to keep them both charged so then unlikey to get a flat engine battery unless all completely depleted. We use our cab radio a lot but turns off automatically after an hour to save the battery but easy just to push the button on again - think it could flatten your engine battery if used all the time & you aren't driving around recharging it. Also plan to play the tv sound through the cab speakers but not tried it yet. We have a solar panel connected to our Battery Master as well as the EHU but think you can have one without solar. Funster members Van Bitz (members get discount too) are the experts on these techie issues see & their advice over the phone is free!
    We have also changed from years of caravanning & it is a much bigger learning curve than we thought it would be but now being a MHF addict we are learning every day:Smile:
    Last edited: May 21, 2014

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