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Old 01-11-2016, 05:44 PM   #1
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New CC owner with issues

I have just acquired a country coach from a family member . It is a prevost xl45 1998 model I think . The motor coach has been sitting most of its life only has 60000 miles . So with that said installed new chassis batteries and house batteries . It cranks and drives but nothing else inside works
Most of the things you would drive with work headlights marker lights some gauges
But nothing else as far as coach part working
I have read and checked everything in the manuals but still can't get anything
I live in northeast Georgia
If any body has any suggestions on what else to check or any one close by to call and maybe get them to look at it would be appreciated
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Old 01-11-2016, 06:06 PM   #2
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Does the generator run?

If it runs. Then does anything inside the RV work? 120V plug ins, 12V lights?

Others may want to know what town you are close too. GA is a big State
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Old 01-11-2016, 06:49 PM   #3
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Be sure the house battery shut off switch is turned on!

All of your 12v lights and stuff run from the house battery.

With the engine running they should work even if the house battery is dead, unless the battery switch is in the off position.
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Old 01-11-2016, 06:56 PM   #4
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Be sure the house battery shut off switch is turned on!

All of your 12v lights and stuff run from the house battery.

With the engine running they should work even if the house battery is dead, unless the battery switch is in the off position.
Exactly what I was thinking! Check the battery switch, invertor switch etc..
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Old 01-11-2016, 07:01 PM   #5
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Agree with the others. Locate the house battery switch and see if that gets things inside working.

Just a suggestion but if someone gave me that coach and I wanted to keep it and use it, I would call Butch Williams at Fountain RV in Lakeland, FL. Butch is their service manager and an expert on CC's. It would be worth a trip there to get him to go over that coach and get it up to snuff.
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There are also fuses on my coach and breakers that push to reset, Both are in or next to the battery compartment, right next to the disconnect switch. Volt meter can check to confirm that you are getting power from batteries. There are also many 110v systems in the coach that will only work if you are plugged in. running the inverter or have the generator running. Again these 110v circuits are controlled from a panel of breakers just like you would find in your house. I am in Cartersville where in NE Ga are you located? Might be able to help.
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Old 01-11-2016, 11:23 PM   #7
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"Just a suggestion but if someone gave me that coach and I wanted to keep it and use it, I would call Butch Williams at Fountain RV in Lakeland, FL. Butch is their service manager and an expert on CC's. It would be worth a trip there to get him to go over that coach and get it up to snuff."


After you have verified the battery switch situation, I would do the above. Butch is a sharp guy and very helpful
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There are also fuses on my coach and breakers that push to reset, Both are in or next to the battery compartment, right next to the disconnect switch. Volt meter can check to confirm that you are getting power from batteries. There are also many 110v systems in the coach that will only work if you are plugged in. running the inverter or have the generator running. Again these 110v circuits are controlled from a panel of breakers just like you would find in your house. I am in Cartersville where in NE Ga are you located?

Might be able to help.
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Generator runs but still nothing
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And is the house battery switch on?

You have not indicated that it is.

If it is, then the other cause could be blown 300A Class T fuse mounted between the house battery and the inverter. If the fuse is blown, the house battery will operate nothing.

My rig has two of them. A Prevost may have more. (My friend with a 2007 Affinity has them for each of his two inverters.)

They can be found in the CC wiring schematics in your manual.

They cost about $30 on Amazon or can be found in a Marine Supply store or Solar store.

I always carry a spare fuse.
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You need a crash course on the features of the house. That coach is built like a tank and doubt there is much wrong with it. It seems you are not very far from Butch W. in Florida. I would make an appointment, drive it down there and let him walk you through it. Would be well worth your investment! My $0.02.
Enjoy the great coach!
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I have a 12 volt and 24 volt switch in the rear next to the engine above the chassis batteries
But around the inverter I don't have a switch
If I knew how I would post pictures of what's there
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Most inverters have an on off switch built into them, some also have breakers too. Mine is a small rocker switch. You should have an inverter monitor panel inside the coach that needs to be turned on to invert the 12v to 110v.
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The Prevost is a completely different, and much more complex, than most of the members of this forum own. I suggest that you join the Prevost Community Forum as they will be much better at helping you.

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