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Old 12-18-2016, 12:02 AM   #1
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9v batteries near cut off switch???

I just bought a 3815 and while going through it I found some wires connected to two 9v batteries in the front compartment above the battery cut off switch. any idea what they are for
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Old 12-18-2016, 10:43 AM   #2
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Not familiar with your unit but maybe CO or gas detector? Just guessing here,
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Old 12-18-2016, 12:03 PM   #3
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Are they actually batteries or possibly a capacitor of some sort? I have yet to see a 9 volt battery used on an RV for anything outside of the smoke/CO detectors. And those have all had the batteries installed internally. But with Dutchmen... who knows.

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Yes they are 9 V batteries and I also looked in a brand-new 3605 last night and it also had the same thing located in the black plastic enclosure as seen in the picture
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They look like a battery back up for hard wired CO and Propane detector IMO.


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That might be
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I suppose you could cut power check everything out, then disconnect them and see what quits working. Good luck on figuring out what they are for.

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I just bought a 3815 and while going through it I found some wires connected to two 9v batteries in the front compartment above the battery cut off switch. any idea what they are for
In my 3200, those batteries are backup power to the electronic key switch that unlocks the rear ramp door
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In my 3200, those batteries are backup power to the electronic key switch that unlocks the rear ramp door
On my 4150 it's the same as stated they are redundant power for the rear ramp key switch electric locks. Also there is a third method in the upper frame of the rear ramp there are rubber plugs that you can remove and with your finger unlock each side manually. My key switch failed and both electric options wouldn't work so having a manual option actually was necessary.
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On my 4150 it's the same as stated they are redundant power for the rear ramp key switch electric locks. Also there is a third method in the upper frame of the rear ramp there are rubber plugs that you can remove and with your finger unlock each side manually. My key switch failed and both electric options wouldn't work so having a manual option actually was necessary.
Thanks. Good information to have.
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Been having issues with ramp door. Dealer said it works properly. Found the inside releases at sturgis this year since the key switch failed.
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