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Old 10-12-2015, 05:47 PM   #1
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Just got back from a trip to Charlotte NC trip and while there I had 2 problems. First while setting up at the campsite the front step would not operate( would not extend when door opened). I had stopped at a rest area on the way and the step operated fine. Second problem was the radio was working all the way up to NC but when I got ready to leave the radio would not come on. When I got back home I cycled the battery disconnect switch and the steps started to operate but the radio still would not work. I cycled the switch again and both operated correctly? Am I headed for a VMM breakdown or is this common for the Vansco operated coaches? These two things are not anything that would stop the operation but some things controlled could cause a major problem with the operation.

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I don't think the problems you indicate are necessarily a Vansco issue. The radio is not contolled by the Vansco system.

I had a similar problem with my step not working. I disconnected the 4 wire plug that contolled the step and measured all the signals and all was working correctly. This is from memory but the signals the steps get are the door open/closed switch, ignition over ride, power (for the controller not the motor) and step lockout. I removed the motor and put power to it and it worked. I put it back together and it started working again.

Can't say what was wrong with my step but it was not a Vansco issue.
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:03 PM   #3
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I am by no means an expert on Vancso modules but if you do a search of recent Vansco-related issues on this forum, you will find that Vansco powered circuits on the automotive side {chassis} go "off-line" on a fairly regular basis. The Vansco power module on the front bulkhead, in effect, replaces the old fuse block that you see in cars and trucks. These circuits are self re-setting [reset the Vansco as you did] but they can fail over time. Think I would continue to watch the various "automotive-related" accessories and see if a pattern develops....
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Old 10-13-2015, 12:34 AM   #4
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The radio works off the ignition switch , which does go through the Vansco. The step would also have work off the ignition switch. It could be the ignition switch, which is cheap and easy to replace. Pollack 31-311 which cost about 14.00. There is only one key cut which is the same as you already have
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Could also be a brain fart in the Vansco system. Generally rebooting the chassis (chassis disconnect Off/On) clears the fault. Not a sign of doomed Vansco modules. Its just a computer inside that needs to be rebooted from time to time for whatever the he__ reason computers need that kinda love.
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:30 PM   #6
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Keep Powering Down

Thanks, I guess I will keep re-booting the Vansco system , just hope nothing critical fails to operate when needed.

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