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Old 04-15-2019, 06:26 PM   #1
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So, itís early in the AM. Iím sitting outside having my cup of coffee. Across from my site I see a new Winnebago Vista had pulled in late last night.
Here comes the park maintenance with a jump pac. Step cover comes off and they are hooking tide jump pack up.
Ten minutes later neighbors start gathering around. So as a helpful camper I go there too.

Trouble was that the engine wonít start, dead.
I went back and got my voltmeter and returned. Checked both coach and chassis batteries (Also In the step) . Coach 13.4, chassis 12.6.
One neighbor said must be a bad starter. I asked if I could hit the key, sure. Turned key on and nothing, no lights no sound nothing.

Went back to the batteries scratch my head then starting reading the switch labels at the entrance. In the same switch bank that houses the exterior light + others there are two switches one labeled coach battery and one labeled chassis battery.
Easily confused at eleven oíclock at night in the dark.
The moral is Winnebago has a use/store switch for both chassis AND coach batteries!

PS. I had to explain not only what they did and when to use them. I also showed him the emergency start switch that he didnít even know he had. So Winnieís walk through is not much better then Thorís.

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Old 04-15-2019, 06:52 PM   #2
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:20 PM   #3
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Old 04-16-2019, 02:39 AM   #4
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Good for Winnebago putting a store switch in both! Iíve had to add mechanical disconnects on all of mine. Shame on the fellows dealer for not knowing or explaining how to use the coach. Since the fellow obviously drove there I wonder how the switch got turned off.
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