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Old 07-14-2019
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From where I'm sitting it looks like an FC (Forward Control).
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I agree with Bill, but I saw the picture of the tag you posted where it said 1982, so I would guess it is an '82 FC 35. Is the bath in the back or on the side about opposite the entry door?

You touched a cable to the positive post on the battery and your starter tried to turn over.

On my '83 there are 4 6 volt batteries in the battery tray where you have one (12 volt I assume) in one of your pictures. They are wired, 2 in series, then the banks of 2 in parallel, so they supply 12 volts. They are both the house batteries and the starting batteries. Although this is unconventional for RVs it works well. There is also another battery just for the generator, but that is back on the generator's slide out.

On mine there is a positive contact point mounted on the upper right above the battery tray. There is 1 positive cable going from the batteries to this contact and a lot of large positive cables connecting to the battery on this contact point. There is an on/off rotating switch there for shutting off the batteries when the bus is not in use.

There is a negative contact point on the left above the battery tray that is similar, one cable to the batteries and many ground cables connecting there.

I have a vague idea of the starting circuit. I will describe what I know and hopefully someone with more detailed knowledge will chime in.

The Key switch is up on the dash, mine is in the part where the shifter lever lives. When you turn the key to start there is a relay in the front voltage center, behind the driver headlight, that I believe a previous owner added, that turns on another big heavy duty relay that powers the starter. On my bus I think this second, heavy duty relay is mounted on the frame just forward of the starter. There is a big wire going from the + post near the battery to this big relay near the starter and another big wire going from the relay to the starter. There is a braided ground strap going from the starter to the frame that can cause all sorts of issues if it isn't cleaned at the contacts and tight.

Again, I hope someone with more experience will chime in.

Best of luck, and welcome!
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Definitely an 82 FC 35 (Technically a WL FC3407) but as Craig mentioned you need the location of the bath in order to complete the model name.

This post may help with the wiring questions:

https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...06&postcount=4
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Its certainly a FC. Is there a name for the bus?

There's a few of us FC owners around Atlanta. Hopefully soon one of us can stop by to help. My number is below and I'm happy to help- but I'll warn you my FC knowledge is still young.
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I'd be thinking about getting a title before getting too happy.
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The bathroom is in the middle directly across from the entry door. I’m going to jump on the wiring this morning. Thanks for all the help!!! So is it an FC 35?
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Hey there I did just notice something they may not be too good. According to my vin number the 7th digit is an “M” engine code. “M” =Ford 6.8 CNG. Is that death? Were these engines any good. Have never had CNG. Thanks
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Unless there is a 300 gallon propane tank hidden somewhere underneath I highly doubt it is a compressed natural gas motor. Search for iamflagman and how to identify 3208 serial number.
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Also- the ford Triton 6.8l came out around 1999. If somehow your bus ended up with a v10 gasser I'd also be looking for the flux capacitor!
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