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just inherited a 1978 FC 3208.... My dad only owned it about 8 months and he didnt' have a chance to go through the learning curve...so i get to!

one of the wiper motors must be stripped out because the wiper doesn't work but the motor does...hence I didn't realize that it was left on and it drained the batteries. I've been charging the batteries for a few days. The engine turns over quickly, but it won't start. See discussion and answers at Wanderlodge Owners Group > Mechanic's Corner > FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) > FC Fuel Shutoff Solenoid Modification Repair

I've been reading other's posts about the auxillary battery switch. Is that the one right under the dinette seat on the left when you first open the entry door? does that need to be in a different position because I drained all the batteries?

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Sounds like you are talking about the AC selector switch, it's positions are I believe Gen / 50 amp / 30 amp. Nothing to do with batteries.
The aux batt switch is a spring return rocker switch on the dash that enables power from the main batt. bank to be directed to the Gen. start battery if it is low.
You may need to come up to Olympia for a walk around look at mine, I'm 4 years into my learning curve.
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Sounds like you are talking about the AC selector switch, it's positions are I believe Gen / 50 amp / 30 amp. Nothing to do with batteries.
The aux batt switch is a spring return rocker switch on the dash that enables power from the main batt. bank to be directed to the Gen. start battery if it is low.
You may need to come up to Olympia for a walk around look at mine, I'm 4 years into my learning curve.

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Grady.
When was the last time you ran it before the battery went dead?
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it sat four 6 months after my dad died, and then it fired right up the first time I tried it. I've driven it once a week for a few months, just on short 10 mile drives.

On the latest trip, I didn't shut of the main battery switch, and the wiper motor was left on. It was about 5 days before I realized it.
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Have you load tested the batteries? If they were totally dead, even a recharge might not bring them back to life properly.
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batteries toast- get new ones
at least you will have to clean the terminals
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