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Old 11-09-2015, 12:33 PM   #1
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Ignition interlocks?

How many items will prevent our coach from starting? The jacks have been down for several months and didn't seem to want to retract all the way. Will that do it?

Slides are OUT, will that do it?

Shore Power is still connected, will that do it?

What have I missed?
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Old 11-09-2015, 12:51 PM   #2
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How many items will prevent our coach from starting? The jacks have been down for several months and didn't seem to want to retract all the way. Will that do it?
Slides are OUT, will that do it?
Shore Power is still connected, will that do it?
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I suggest you get the jacks working and retract them, put the slides IN and disconnect from shore power and then try to start the coach.

BTW what is the year, make and model of your Fleetwood Products American Coach?

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Old 11-09-2015, 12:56 PM   #3
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Stopped raining, so I'm going to spray WD40 on the jacks, bring in the slides and see what happens. I can't imagine that SP being connected will lock out ignition, so for now we'll leave it be.

My Eagle is a 40J.
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Old 11-09-2015, 01:33 PM   #4
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Stopped raining, so I'm going to spray WD40 on the jacks, bring in the slides and see what happens. I can't imagine that SP being connected will lock out ignition, so for now we'll leave it be.

My Eagle is a 40J.
Nothing you previously listed should lock out the ignition.

However, if you have the main chassis battery disconnect in disconnect mode, that would do it.
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I don't touch the chassis-disconnect switch because the MH is parked at the house, and SP runs to it constantly.

Slides IN, Jacks UP (although the dashboard displays says differently. However, I recall starting the coach before with jacks down, so I doubt that would be it.

Pre-start lights included Park Brake, Check Trans, and Engine Protect.

Didn't have an Engine Protect on the last coach. hmmm Given that the coach is about perfect, I went through all that I've done, and remembered that I'd removed the Triad (engine start protect) fob from the keyring and hung it on a hook 6 inches away from the keyhole.

How is it possible that this would have caused the interlock? I inserted the fob back onto the keyring and the engine started. Then, to test things, I removed the fob and hung it back on the hook. Engine continued to run.

All's well that ends well. Glad it was something simple (and the jack tubes have a nice coating of lithium grease, too).
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How is it possible that this would have caused the interlock? I inserted the fob back onto the keyring and the engine started. Then, to test things, I removed the fob and hung it back on the hook. Engine continued to run.
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You didn't test anything by removing the fob. The engine should continue to run. The interlock is simply on the START (not the run). My guessis, it won't restart, if you turn it off, and DON'T move the fob back close to the ignition..
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Good point. Their website suggests that the fob needs to be anywhere close to the pickup receiver, but seems that more than a couple of inches scotches the deal. Since I can't stand having bulk in my pockets, either the DW will be the key-meister, or we'll leave the ignition key/fob in the coach and just use the door key.

I'll test your theory tomorrow to confirm our suspicions.
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