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Old 08-24-2014, 06:45 PM   #1
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04 CC36 Pendleton 400isl 8kw Diesel

purchased beast in march gen fuel pump quit 625.00 insurance did not cover. batteries are down but before that happened the steps quit extended the ceiling lights ceased the gen would turn over &not crank,the engine would start ,steps & lights,fantastic fans no work,lots of other things strange. diesel tank is full major breakers check ok.anyone have a clue? disabled vet needs help in summerville,sc. 8434428020

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Old 08-24-2014, 07:18 PM   #2
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Disabled vet needs to catch up with and stay ahead of the maintenance curve it sounds like? This is exactly the situation you end up in when a system goes down, and rather than repair it immediately, you see if you can do without. This type of maintenance program is going to bite your butt every time...

This coach likely has multiple issues. Suggest you step back, have another look, find a place to start that makes sense, and dive in. Do not look at the entire picture as it's likely going to be a little overwhelming until you get a few of these projects completed.

If this approach doesn't sound practical for whatever reason, the RV lifestyle may not be a good fit for you?

Best of luck.

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Old 08-24-2014, 08:19 PM   #3
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04 CC36 Pendleton 400isl 8kw diesel

Sounds like the batteries are dead. You need to start troubleshooting with a volt meter. Find out why the batteries aren't being charged. Or there are some fuses blown.

Maybe someone on the forum with a Country Coach Allure can walk you through finding any blown fuses or 12v breakers.

I think you would get better response posting in the Country Coach owners section....maybe a moderator can move your post for you....
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:12 PM   #4
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The Thread title was not so clear to attract Country Coach owners attension, so the Thread has been moved to the Country Coach Owners Forum.

I can provide no specific help, so here's hope that someone will be right along with advice.

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Old 08-24-2014, 11:31 PM   #5
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Wow. Try to break this down into related components.

1. The genset "cranks, will not start, or turnover"? It would seem you mean engine cranks and therefore it must turnover, but still does not start? Is this true with the fuel pump replaced?

2. Is the coach plugged to some sort of shore power but there still no charging of the house batteries or 12v features working?

3. When engine (I assume the Cummins or Cat) starts are there no 12v lights, steps, fantastic fans, or any 12vdc features working? Does the house battery receive a charge current when the engine/alternator is running? Does the chassis battery receive a charge from the alternator?

On most Country Coach rigs there are one or two Class T fuses mounted between the house batteries and the Inverter. If blown, current from the batteries will not get to the lights, steps, etc. These fuses are shown in the CC Manual electrical schematics.

If the house battery switch is in the disconnect position, no battery current will get to the 12v lights, step, etc.

1. Be sure house battery switch is on.

2. Check the voltage at the house battery terminals when on shorepower/genset power/ or the engine is running. A charging current will measure from 13.5v to 14.4v dependent on the source of charge.

3. Remove power and check for water in battery cells.

4. Look for blown Class T fuses.

5. The steps being stuck in an extended position may be a similar or different electrical problem from the 12v lights problem. Solve the lights problem first.
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