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#1 HarveyWhite

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:39 PM

Bought this Tiffin, four month's ago, checking it out real close for peace of mind noticed the coach batteries were swelling so I get a tester out unhooked all eight of them thinking man this is a lot of battery's had six out of the eight weak. so I replaced them, I called the dealer and told him what I had to do and he said he wanted to pay me what the battery's ran @ his cost. I'm thinking that was good of them to do that. Now I am going to go ahead and pull the engine start batteries out and replace them they hold the load but real close to the weak side just don't want any trouble there.

 

All the chargers seem to be working good so I'm guessing that six years on a set in a coach like this is not bad. The service manager told me that a inverter like this coach had would put out whatever it had to to keep the charge so it would start heating up the batteries.

 

Have any one here ever pulled the start batteries out of one of these Tiffin buses? I am looking it over-- seems they will have to drop out the bottom, any advice would be appreciated. 

 

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:20 AM

Usually they are mounted on a slide if there is not enough top clearance to lift them out.  Using a battery strap carrier makes lifting easier.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:26 AM

Hi Harvey, Welcome to FMCA !

DD just posted some information regarding the Batteries

 

These are links to some good information covering Tiffin, Service and Repair information.

 

http://www.tiffinrvn.../crusingator/P/

 

http://www.tiffinrvn...singator/ABfyi/

 

Over time they might prove helpful.

 

Rich.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:00 AM

Also, make sure your Inverter/charger is properly programmed for the batteries you have!

 

Something as simple as setting it to winter/cold ambient temperatures can overcharge the batteries in hot weather.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:44 AM

Here are Tiffin Tech Support and Parts Service Numbers.

 

They are great, and will walk you through anything and everything.

 

 
256 356-8661
Bob Tiffin x-2206
Tech Support:  B.D.Stacy, x-3294                           Parts Sales:  Dewayne Raper, x-3205
                        Don Boyd, x-3290                                                  Jerry Thorne, x-3378
                        Jerry Humphries, x-3302                                       Loyd Griffus, x-3342
                        Richard Blanton, x-3322                                        Mark Richardson, x-3237
                        Scotty Martin, x-3240                                            Ricky Johnson, x-3245
                        Wayne Emerson, x-3226                                        Mark Calvert

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:54 PM

Thx for the reply's I did call Tiffin the tech there said I was thinking right dropped them out the bottom, :) fun fun.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 01:22 PM

Just a FYI on this Tiffin, I changed the engine batteries. They do not come out the bottom, you have to bring them out the top. Wasn't bad, took about a hour. All seems good. Now I'm doing some reading on programing the inverter.

 

I'm in Fort Worth at midtown R.V. while having my left\ knee replaced, all went well now just have to get it all working again, if your ever in Fort Worth it's a small RV park close to everything. Again I sure appreciate you reply's and am going to have to say my hat's off to Billy Sims ttTrailer Town they really are standing behind this coach. also the first one ii bought there, lol I'm not a salesman.

thx again

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