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Old 05-17-2016, 08:11 AM   #15
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Old 05-18-2016, 10:59 PM   #16
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I have a 2014.5 interstate

I just replaced all batteries including the starter. All charged up and the starter battery is already dead within one day? Had to use the battery assist button to start the engine. Do I have a setting wrong?

Also I have had battery issues since I bought this unit. So would love to know how you did this upgrade as well!! Thought new batteries would do the trick.

thank you!!!
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:14 PM   #17
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First shot is a 300 amp/hour lithium with a Magnum MS-2012 and 400 watts of solar. Second shot is the 800 amp/hour lithium with a Magnum MSH-3012H hybrid inverter/charger.

The positioning is under the rear lounge of a couple of Interstate Grand Tour coaches.
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Old 05-19-2016, 04:55 AM   #18
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I just replaced all batteries including the starter. All charged up and the starter battery is already dead within one day? Had to use the battery assist button to start the engine. Do I have a setting wrong?
Are you sure you replaced the starting battery? The one under the hood isn't the starting batteryŚ the starting battery is under the driver's footwell.
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Old 05-19-2016, 08:59 AM   #19
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yes the battery under the foot well of the drivers seat. They had my rig for about a year on the lot before I bought it. I had battery issues from the beginning. After sitting for a few months this year, I plugged into shore power for 2 weeks and thought that would charge all batteries. But all batteries were dead and toast. So just replaced them. Replacing the starter battery also meant going to the MB dealer as the check engine light came on as well as bells that would not stop dinging. Side note, I bought the replacement batteries from them as well but installed them myself. They fixed that and then the next day, the starter battery was dead. So thought our small road trip to the beach would charge it. It did but once I turned engine off and just let the generator run, it ran down again.
Another side note is my radio will always stay on when everything else is off. I have to turn it off to stay off. Always thought that was strange.
I am new to RV so I must be doing something wrong here. The dealer here is not much help so found this forum and so far have learned more in a few hours of reading this than days at the dealer, so Thank You in advance!!!
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:02 AM   #20
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This looks awesome! Thank you for posting!
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Old 05-19-2016, 10:08 AM   #21
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yes the battery under the foot well of the drivers seat. They had my rig for about a year on the lot before I bought it. I had battery issues from the beginning. After sitting for a few months this year, I plugged into shore power for 2 weeks and thought that would charge all batteries. But all batteries were dead and toast. So just replaced them. Replacing the starter battery also meant going to the MB dealer as the check engine light came on as well as bells that would not stop dinging. Side note, I bought the replacement batteries from them as well but installed them myself. They fixed that and then the next day, the starter battery was dead. So thought our small road trip to the beach would charge it. It did but once I turned engine off and just let the generator run, it ran down again.
Another side note is my radio will always stay on when everything else is off. I have to turn it off to stay off. Always thought that was strange.
I am new to RV so I must be doing something wrong here. The dealer here is not much help so found this forum and so far have learned more in a few hours of reading this than days at the dealer, so Thank You in advance!!!

The original batteries were definitely damaged by sitting so long without a charge. There is something wrong with your system if the new starter battery was dead in one day. You will need to to get it checked for unwanted battery drains.

Regarding the radio it has two modes the way it was wired by Airstream. If the house battery disconnect is ON the radio must be turned off manually. If the house battery disconnect is OFF the radio will shut off when the vehicle key is turned off.


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Old 05-21-2016, 09:27 AM   #22
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Anybody have any idea what the new Fusion stereo going into the 2017 AI is all about? Can't be any worse than the Kenwood but I can find no info on the unit.
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Anybody have any idea what the new Fusion stereo going into the 2017 AI is all about? Can't be any worse than the Kenwood but I can find no info on the unit.

This appears to be Fusion's RV unit:
http://www.fusionentertainment.com/c...units/rv-cd800


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How can i PM you to get contact info. going to be in Bonita Springs end of March
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