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Old 07-07-2009, 09:52 AM   #15
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Mike,

Something sounds wrong with that price. I have bought similar contactors for under $100.00. I will look into them when I get a chance, I am in the middle of a rental overhaul.
Without a spare, in a pinch, you could just by-pass the offending contactor, by hooking up the wires to it with wire nuts.
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:20 AM   #16
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Last year when we purchased our coach, this forum helped me with countless issues I had to investigate. The biggest and by far the most important was the electrical issues two different members related too us all herein.

He had loose Genset connections in the junction box up front, and also another member related the loose connections in the Surge Guard connections. By being proactive with those two issues, I believe it has eliminated our electrical problems. Don't get me wrong. I went through every connection, either 12V or 110V I could get at checking the tightness of all of them. Wow, by taking the time to write this I remembered two connections I have not checked, the wiring into the A/C's. Once the coach comes home from Cummins (oil leak-second time it in for that), I will check those connections. I have had a couple of the light fixtures not work, and just replaced the lights not feeling comfortable with tapping them to get them to work. Replacing them fixed the issues.

Additionally, I routinely go through the coach, about every 3-6 months tightening all the screws and nuts I can lay my wrench/screwdriver on to make sure they are tight, which keeps the rattles down for the better half when going down the road. Now if I could just figure out those closed doors and why they won’t stay tight like they are supposed to – you know the APEX ones, which are supposed to lock up by air pressure or some such thing.

So for any of you who have not gone through and checked the tightness of all the electrical stuff, now is the time to get’er done.

However, I don't care for the ads, and especially the one for the Florida Nudist Colony which appeared on a post I was reading, so if my request to the moderators don't get rid of them, I am going to cancel my attendance here. We are bombarded with advertisements, and up until lately this was a place where they were done with taste, the nudist ad was for me the last drop in the bucket.

I love this forum, but life it too short to put up with constant advertisements each and every time I click on a website. I would rather be camping in the RV.
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:00 PM   #18
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Learned that the ads only show if your not logged into the site. I was not logged in, don't know why because I had the always login checked. Oh well, I don't want to see them, so now I will always login before looking around. EM-hmmm, now you know the secret don't login, you will see all the ads and have fun with that.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:12 PM   #19
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It will be worth a try. Sometimes the ol' "tap and wack" method will work small wonders.

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We refer to the "tap and whack" as "percussive maintenance". Percussive Maintenance is the fine art of whacking the thunder out of something until it either works or needs replacing.

You may need to check the power to the units and the coach with a voly meter to track down the problem.

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During my "electrical meltdown" of last year, I just bypassed the Surge Guard by wire-nutting the connections directly, until I was able to purchase a new one two weeks later at Quartzsite. I just had to be sure of my shoreline's quality.

eMike's idea of making a bypass by using a 50 amp plug and two 50 amp sockets is a great idea (assuming the SG has constant or repeating problems). It mirrors the same setup I have for my buck-booster, which just so happens to be malfunctioning right now. It's boosting Line 1 AC 10 volts whether I need it or not. Both setups make it quick work to bypass a malfunctioning part.

Of course a malfunctioning transfer switch is a whole other problem, though I suppose you could do the same thing, yet again.
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I think if my transfer switch fails... Again... I will just bypass it (Since I know how) and get along without it till I get to a place of reasonable prices.. Just so you know

I had to bypass the battery disconnect once already,

Biggest difference in the two jobs is I did the battery disconnect "Hot".

If I ever bypass the ATS I'll unplug first!
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