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

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-22-2022, 01:04 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2022
Posts: 9
Stereo and House battery

I purchased a 2014 Sportsmobile RB50 this past week; along my long trek home (1600 miles), I noticed a few things and started researching a bit. I noticed at night my stereo stopped working if I stopped and shut down the vehicle. It did it 3 nights in a row. I went to raise the roof with the Van running (again at night) and it wouldnít raise. Looked at the house battery display and it was around 7.5-8v. Obviously during the day itís fine with solar panels picking up the charge.
My question is should this be a simple fix as in just replacing the house battery? My next question is about the radio and/or radio switch; Is there a way to bypass that switch or should I just replace the switch? (I think itís bad) I think that because last night I was trying to figure out the radio situation and the red LED was lit up regardless of which position it was in. I should note that the radio always powers up regardless of the battery selection or charge but no sound comes from the speakers if I stop turn off the van and and restart my trip.

I appreciate any guidance.
Attached Thumbnails

bkfarrington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2022, 02:49 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: FL and VA
Posts: 1,560
Might be time to check voltage at the battery with a multimeter to make sure. Sounds like the batteries may well be shot. Can you have them load tested somewhere?

The red light on my switch illuminates regardless if the switch is in van or house mode when the radio is on. If in van mode and the vehicle is off, the light is not illuminated and the radio is off. Sounds like the switch might be bad.

When the radio is on house batteries, it can drain the batteries. Good chance you have an Amp that is powered from the house batteries when the radio is on. Shouldn't drain that much overnight though.

Nice looking van.

2008 GMC 3500 Quigley Weldtec 4x4 Savana SMB
marret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2022, 07:21 AM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2022
Posts: 9
Just to update. House Battery was shot; everything seems to be working as it should.
bkfarrington is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
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

» Sportsmobile Registry




Add your Sportsmobile
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.