control panel flashing

Riduna

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Aug 15, 2014
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Can anybody help me with regards the control panel on my Autotrail Tribute 715. I have been having Leisure battery problems, and I was wondering if when the engine is running it is correct that the blue lights above the leisure and vehicle battery on the control panel flash continuously whilst the van is driven. I have spoken to Cranham the suppliers of the MH, who said that they think they should. Not very reassuring, Can anybody assist a fairly new member, a little ignorant I am afraid.

Regards Riduna.
 

Chris69

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Feb 5, 2014
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since 2006
Doesn't sound right to me.
What make is the control panel?

Chris
 

Robert Clark

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Jul 12, 2014
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When our engine is running both the leisure battery and the engine batery symbols flash on our Bessecarr MH
Hope this helps
 

Cal54

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As above: when my engine is switched on and I had previously had the 12volt power on then my leisure and engine battery lights on my panel flash. I am assured this is correct.
 
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Riduna

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Aug 15, 2014
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Thank you Carol, Robert and Chris for your prompt assistance, I will carry things on as they are, perhaps my meager L/battery is in need of expansion, thanks you all so much, Riduna
 

rolandrat

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Jan 5, 2013
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1990
I would have thought that the control panel should be turned/switch off before starting your engine, assuming you are ready for the road.
 

Cal54

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Mine is switched on to run the fridge in transit.
 
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Riduna

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Aug 15, 2014
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Thank you Carol and RR,
According to the paperwork for the vehicle when the engine is started the control panel shuts the 12 volt side down, I take your point Carol regarding the fridge, perhaps the fridge is wired in away the bypasses the control panel, as you can switch it to 12 volt on its own control panel where I have a choice of gas-240volt-12 volt.
I will install a larger leisure battery to add another 20ah supply.
Thanks for your assistance, take care.

Riduna.
 

Cal54

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Mine is a newish swift based vehicle and has a compressor fridge, hence no gas option and runs on battery when on the road.
 
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Riduna

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Aug 15, 2014
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Hello Carol,
Lucky you! in the past when I was boating, I always had compressor refrigerators, so much better and quicker to cool down, more expensive to install, so motorhome manufacturers go for the cheaper option.

regards riduna
 
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