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Ok I have a 1987 pt40 and as all knows the "house batteries " start the engine.... what is the best fix for separation of these and is there like a diagram I can fallow to dyi it.. thanks stranded..
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Ok I have a 1987 pt40 and as all knows the "house batteries " start the engine.... what is the best fix for separation of these and is there like a diagram I can fallow to dyi it.. thanks stranded..
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are you stranded?
what do you need?
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Jumped the coach so it's all good .. just need to know what is the best way to add a engine battery pack .. I need to know best solution to separate "house batteries " and make a new bank of "start batteries" and how to wire the alternator up to both banks ...or do I need to add another alternator? One for the house and one for the start ... thank you for your concern.. it just needed a lil more juice to get it going .. terrible design for such a well designed coach.. it must have been Friday at 4:30 when the guy was designing the start up system
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What batteries does your bus have? 12v or 6v? And have you checked to make sure they have enough water in them?
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6v trojan 105 and when I get home I'm going to do a hydrometer test .. the water levels were on point ..
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6 6v trojan
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not sure I can help you any further since I have can FC and you have a PT. Not sure if our batteries are set up in the same series.
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https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...ad.php?t=21268

Read all of that first, then come back with questions. Basic rundown is to install an Eaton 1315-200 battery separator and split the coach/starter loads up.
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what he ^ said
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