starting troubles when coming home today.
My family and I loaded up and camped with our bus this weekend. Last night, the temperatures were dropping fast. I had put my ten moth old daughter down to sleep and started the heater up. I did not have my little led flashlight ( my wife took it to lead the night hike at the campground) so I used the interior lights to see the heater lcd. I was worried about whether the heater was performing right and I used those lights maybe five or six times(but never for more than five to ten minutes at a time.
Today, after packing up I went to start the engine. All I got was a click. All I could think of was how am I ever going to get my kids home safely. Well I tried two more times and once it started to turn over. I thought it was starting when I let go the key and it died. I tried the key again and we were back to the click. A fellow camper offered to jump start my bus and the offer could not be refused as I felt stranded. We got the jumpers hooked up and I felt that something wasn't right as there was no draw on his engine. Putting my thoughts aside, I tried to start it again. Again, click........ I happened to bump an interior fan and it had plenty of power. I got under my bus to start tracing power lines to find the starter and realized that my effort is in vain as I know nothing about what to do. Again, I got back into the bus. I turn the key and it starts to turn over. It fails to start. I turn the key again and ........Click. One more time I turn the key, it start turning over and then success.
My family and I got home safely and I have started to ponder what problem I have. I think that my batteries had plenty of power. I think some control problem was failing to engage my starter. Any ideas from all you experienced skoolies?