Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-29-2024, 11:18 AM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
2015 Interstate Grand Tour
Ocala , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2022
Posts: 40
Dead Interstate……

I’ve tried searching for an answer but didn’t really find but I was hoping to. So here’s the deal, we’ve had our 2015 Interstate on consignment for four months at a dealership without a sale and only one test drive.
We would like to sell it so we can get something newer. When we went to pick it up they had to jump it because the van battery was dead. All the way home a super annoying beeping was occurring and the dash said I had a low brake fluid warning and to visit the shop! The brake fluid is fine as I found out when I got home. Proceeded to plug the van into 110 V house outlet like we usually have done in the past to get the batteries fully charged. Yesterday morning I went out to the van and it is completely dead with the exception of the light on the microwave and the light in the refrigerator. No outlets work, no lighting and I can’t even start the van. Such a disheartening start! I’ve attached a couple of pictures including what the magnum inverter panel says and then a picture of our inverter containment area for lack a better word! I’ve talked to a couple of mobile RV mechanics and when they ask what I have I told them I have an Airstream interstate and I get basically a click. Apparently they hate working on these for some reason. I know just enough about electricity and mechanics to be dangerous but is there any hope for this that is obvious?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	F086A2C7-64E5-4BB6-BB9F-FDE19C0306F0.jpeg
Views:	16
Size:	163.4 KB
ID:	441510   Click image for larger version

Name:	ADBB24B1-DEBB-4D85-8E53-9EEB1341433B.jpeg
Views:	17
Size:	184.6 KB
ID:	441511  

KatieZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2024, 12:05 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
2019 30' International
Pennsylvania , Pennsylvania
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 1,242
Often batteries that are totally depleted are no longer good, and need to be replaced. They'll no longer hold a charge.
__________________
If you ain't havin' fun you ain't doin' it right

2017 Ford CCSB F250 XLT 6.2L Gas 4x4 4:30 rear Leer Topper Ruby Red
2019 International Serenity 30 Rear Twin
majorairhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2024, 01:11 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
 
2015 Interstate Grand Tour
Ocala , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2022
Posts: 40
I know…….stupid dealer!
KatieZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2024, 02:04 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
1988 32' Excella
Robbinsville , New Jersey
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3,164
Some of the inverter chargers disconnect from the batteries and wont connect until it registers more then a certain voltage from the batteries. You may need to use a separate charger on the chassis and one on the house batteries to get any charge into them and it may need to be a dumb charger.
Wazbro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2024, 08:03 PM   #5
2 Rivet Member
 
2015 Interstate Grand Tour
Ocala , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2022
Posts: 40
So…dumb as in an old fashioned charger from like 20 years ago?
I wouldn’t have a clue as to how to charge the house batteries by themselves.
KatieZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2024, 08:16 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Boxite's Avatar
 
2008 22' Safari
Spicewood (W of Austin) , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 2,987
If you have your unit for-sale at a dealership…you MUST have a sales-contract or Commission-contract… and that contract MUST include the requirement for the dealership to MAINTAIN the unit’s batteries and to protect the unit from abuse.

A dealership that merely is a “place to park it until it sells”…. does NOT deserve any commission or other profit from the sale.
Boxite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2024, 09:06 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
1988 32' Excella
Robbinsville , New Jersey
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3,164
Quote:
Originally Posted by KatieZ View Post
So…dumb as in an old fashioned charger from like 20 years ago?
I wouldn’t have a clue as to how to charge the house batteries by themselves.
Yes, many of the so-called smart chargers wont charge unless they sense a certain voltage, I've seen a couple that said they have a rescue setting that might work. I'm not sure how to directly charge the house batteries though.
Wazbro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2024, 02:14 PM   #8
2 Rivet Member
 
2015 Interstate Grand Tour
Ocala , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2022
Posts: 40
It was sickening when we got there……they didn’t do a damn thing to maintain it
KatieZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2024, 02:17 PM   #9
2 Rivet Member
 
2015 Interstate Grand Tour
Ocala , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2022
Posts: 40
Does anyone know if there is a 12 volt cutoff switch on the 15’s and where it might be located. I saw a post from a few years ago from someone who had a 2012 and their cut off switch was on their front passenger seat but ours does not have that
KatieZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2024, 07:00 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
2019 30' International
Pennsylvania , Pennsylvania
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 1,242
I don't know about the 12v cutoff switch.

What I'd do if I were you is locate all batteries, get a simple multimeter and test the batteries, see what voltage they're at.

I think the rig likely needs new batteries installed. You could try and charge them and bring them back to life, but the longevity of the batteries is likely compromised. Battery care, and maintenance, might not be the number one thing in importance with any rv, but I've always had it real high up there on my list.
__________________
If you ain't havin' fun you ain't doin' it right

2017 Ford CCSB F250 XLT 6.2L Gas 4x4 4:30 rear Leer Topper Ruby Red
2019 International Serenity 30 Rear Twin
majorairhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
<2mo Old - Dead Batteries Dead Electricals GT2018WA Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 9 05-29-2018 01:48 PM
Batteries: 2013 Internation 19, Interstate SRM-24 both dead Tao Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 29 03-09-2017 05:58 PM
house battery seem dead/ shore power dead joe rv guy Sprinter and B-van Forum 29 12-26-2016 12:36 PM
dead dead bolt Jim from SB Doors & Locks 3 09-09-2012 11:32 AM
Dead ...really dead Melody Ranch Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 17 06-13-2007 12:23 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.