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SP (Single Axle Pusher Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your SP model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it....List your SP parts here too.

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if you have a disconnect for the house batteries you can switch them out of the circuit and possibly start generator from engine batteries. Then use generator to just charge the engine batteries back up enough to start the engine.
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If you can just get the genny fired up, it should get you to safety. Do you have a toad & jumper cables? You could use that to jump start the genny, run it long enough to get the engine batteries charged enough to start the coach, then keep it running till you're somewhere safe.
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What Mike said..I lost the engine batteries in a Costco fuel station AFTER "Songbird" sat at a body shop for 3 weeks. (I wondered why the body shop had it running when I picked her up.) They had her inside the shop and did not plug her in for 2 weeks. (My solar panels could not keep her full inside.) I told them it needed to be plugged in. After a nice guy jumped me the genny started and after 20 minutes the motor said "ok!." I moved out of the way and into Costco I went. New engine batteries installed 1/2 hour later and all was good.
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new batteries will get you 3 miles. If you are jumping or using the generator for charging, I still think getting those bad 7volt house batteries out of the circuit will help for now. I'm not sure how your system is but mine charges both house and engine when the combiner switch is on.
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Turns out to be more than batteries.
Did get it to the storage yard but now stuck in the middle of the drive just outside the garage.

Something was seized up, possibly the air compressor.
I threw a belt half way there. voltage went so low transmission acted up so had to do another battery. Got it to the storage location and before I could get it parked I lost air and the brakes locked.

Went for a pancake air compressor and thought all was fine until it would air up through the aux port. Looks like the belt caused a hole in an air line.

Finally got home about midnight and need to get after it this morning.

Of course rain now and to start snowing this afternoon so the fun just keeps piling up.
Thanks for all your comments.
I'll keep you posted.
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That last comment should have been would not air up through the aux port.
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That last comment should have been would not air up through the aux port.
Add air through the sharader valve at the rear of your coach. Raise the deck lid, look above the bumper toward the curb side of the bus. Looks like a valve stem for your car tires. Real close to the power steering canister.
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Thanks Rick
I just got back to the bus so will go looking
I need to get the air leak stopped first.

I also lost power steering when I lost the belt.
Wow does it ever take strength to steer these guys.

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Really glad you're in a safe place!
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< I also lost power steering when I lost the belt.
Wow does it ever take strength to steer these guys.>


On my 89 the power steering pump is the tensioner pulley for the 2 water pump belts. No power steering = no water pump. When I lost my P/S pulley I was at an exit and was able to get off interstate and shut down as the high temp alarm went off.

Maybe there are more belts missing? Alternator and air compress are together too.
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Last edited by jgm; 01-19-2019 at 02:12 PM. Reason: was thinking of 1 belt to AC not the PS
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