House batteries not charging?
'98 Coach House 194RS (Dodge 3500 chassis).
Seems like the house batteries are not connected at all (which they may not be).
When I "test" I get no lights. With the engine running I get all lights, plus the same when the generator is running.
Generator will not even attempt to start unless the engine is running, but starts/runs fine with the V8 giving it a "jump".
When the gen is running, I have full functionality on everything. If the generator shuts down everything shuts down with it. So, I don't think the issue is with the generator.
With the engine running and the isolator switch on, I have all the 12v stuff working.
Bottom line, it seems like my house batts are basically not connected at all. Not taking a charge nor providing juice.
The reason I am here asking this is because I have a bigger issue with the tray itself. It's completely rusted in place and I have NO access to the batteries unless I can slide the tray out, which I can't. I can see that there are two batteries installed but I can't even see if they are connected.
It'll take me at least a full weekend just to figure out this battery tray problem. Trying to get ahead and figure out if I need to order two new batteries, OR, is there maybe a fusible link or breaker that only cuts off the batteries? I mean, for everything I can see they might not even be connected at all (very unlikely) but I could see there being a breaker or link inline with them.
Manual was no help.