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Old 07-31-2014, 11:48 PM   #1
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Newbee with an electrical story

We purchased our 2006 Allegro Bus from a reputable dealer and we decided to take our first trip up to the Oregon coast. All went well and then we started to have voltage problems. Since I was new to RVing and this was my first MH I didn't have a clue as to what to expect from the generator/batteries/hookup power. I didn't know how it all worked together. So when we received a low DC message on the Refrigerator we would turn on the generator and nothing would happen. I was looking at 10.2 volts in the house and that just didn't seem right. So I purchased new batteries and thought that would fix the problem. It didn't. Then coming home from Reno we noticed that the CO detector would go on and off and the refrigerator died. On the way home my wife read the technical aspects of the refrigerator and we found out that the control panel quits at 9.5 volts. The next morning I tested the house power and it was down to 8.22 volts. I measured the batteries in the battery compartment, they had 12.6 volts. Bottom line, there was a loose battery cable behind the panel that connects the battery cables from the batteries. There is a bus bar behind the panel and one of the nuts holding the battery cable on the bus bar was so loose it took me about 7 or 8 complete turns to get it tight. I turned the nut so many times I thought it was a stripped post. Finally it tightened up and I had 12.6 volt in the house again. Wow. It must have been that way since the factory. Needless to say my first impression was not a good one for my MH. I couldn't figure out how all of this 12v stuff worked, but since I fixed the problem I am enjoying the coach very much. That said, is there a club in Las Vegas? We would like to join and get going with our new Bus.

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Glad to hear that you were able to fix up you problems . To bad that you bought batteries though.

Hope you continue to enjoy your RV and have many safe and trouble free trips.

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Glad you're aboard. SOrry to hear you had problems. Good to hear you got it fixed. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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Good luck with finding a solution to your situation.
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