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Old 11-07-2015, 10:31 PM   #1
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Electrical problems

Have no power going to fuses in front distribution box.
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Have no power going to fuses in front distribution box.
A few more details would be helpful. Make/Model/Year etc.
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Welcome to iRV2.

To be of any real help , the members here in the forums are going to need some info on your RV . Year, type ( Class A ? ) model, manufacturer, chassis type.
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sorry new to this 1996 fleetwood bounder 34. have alot of electrical issues previous owner would rather cut wires than try to fix.Have sorted out some of the problems but got stuck on a few. Went to work on rear heater and air and found no power to the main dist. center in the front of the chassis including coming out of the silver solenoid. any help would be much appreciated.
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Assuming 12 VDC power problems. Have you figured out the storage switch and relay yet? That should cut off most loads when in the storage position by toggling a relay (solenoid). If there is power to one side of a relay but not the other figure out what controls the smaller coil terminals and see if it is set correctly. You can also toggle with a couple of clip leads. Do not leave power on the relay coil for a long time.
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Welcome to the forum. We have a lot of Bounder owners here. Hopefully you'll get some assistance here in the Fleetwood section.Cliff
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Old 11-08-2015, 07:45 PM   #8
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Donlee, as others have said, you have given us little to proceed on, but maybe we can find a starting point. I am going to assume that what you referred to as the main distribution center in the front of the RV is really the BCC (Battery Control Center).

That "silver" solenoid is your battery isolator solenoid. It's main purpose is to connect the chassis/engine battery to the House/aux batteries when the engine alternator is producing charging level voltage (13.2VDC or higher). The same solenoid is used to connect the same batteries together when your on-board converter/charger is producing charge voltage when plugged in or from running the generator.

I think you might have had the wrong impression of what that solenoid is really for. The solenoid should always have chassis battery voltage on one side (large terminal) and House battery potential on the other (large terminal), when NO external power is applied and the engine NOT running. When either charging source IS present, the solenoid should close and the voltage will equalize, because the batteries will be connected together.

I said all of that, to say this:
The silver solenoid has nothing else to do with distributing voltage throughout the RV.

I'm not sure how adept you might be at understanding wiring diagrams, but HERE is a link to a document that has a very detailed description of what that BCC is and what it does. It also contains trouble shooting information that you should have for future reference.

Once we've established a level of understanding on the basic systems, there will be plenty of folks here willing to offer assistance in further problem diagnosis and resolution.

Welcome to the forum.
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