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Old 10-17-2019, 05:40 PM   #2927
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There are 2 switches and a red display light between the vent control panel and the panel with the generator slide and level displays over the kitchen counter next to the entry way door.
The first switch controls the lights over the door but we can't identify the second switch which lights up the red light when you turn it on. I checked with Monaco and they can't identify it either.
Does anyone know what the switch is for?
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I think it is for running your hot water on electric.
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Old 10-17-2019, 11:29 PM   #2928
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Yep, 120 volt water heater element. Must have generator running or plugged into shore power.
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Old 10-18-2019, 12:02 AM   #2929
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There are 2 switches and a red display light between the vent control panel and the panel with the generator slide and level displays over the kitchen counter next to the entry way door.
The first switch controls the lights over the door but we can't identify the second switch which lights up the red light when you turn it on. I checked with Monaco and they can't identify it either.
Does anyone know what the switch is for?
Thank you.
The first black rocker switch turns on the lights over the door, the second black rocker switch turns on the LED light strip under the lower kitchen cabinets And the courtesy light at step area under the shower. The red rocker switch is the electric water heater (120 volt).
The second black rocker switch has the same function as the middle rocker switch located just inside the bedroom door.
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Old 10-18-2019, 11:03 AM   #2930
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Well I just realized that not all units are alike in their switch panel installation. My rig is as I described previously but doesn’t match the description in the manual. Perhaps the Factory installers ‘ad libed’ with supplies at hand.
Just thought I would clarify my reply!
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Old 10-19-2019, 01:09 AM   #2931
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Rodg495, Casbah35 and JamesJDion,
Thank you. The members of this forum are a wonderful blessing to us.

We are still inching our way around a learning curve about this amazing vehicle.
I am marking our switches for future reference. We will typically use gas for the water heater but the electric option is nice to have.
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Old 10-19-2019, 01:14 AM   #2932
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Dash speedometer and othe guage lights

We just travelled from Corpus Christi to Austin, Texas and had to drive after nightfall. Our dashboard lights are not coming on. I checked our fuses and circuit breakers under the pantry but they all appear to be good. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:09 AM   #2933
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We just travelled from Corpus Christi to Austin, Texas and had to drive after nightfall. Our dashboard lights are not coming on. I checked our fuses and circuit breakers under the pantry but they all appear to be good. Any suggestions?
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Try turning the knob to the left of the heat / A/C fan speed switch.
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Old 10-19-2019, 06:03 PM   #2934
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Fuses for that stuff are in the outside compartment, driver's side, just behind the front wheel well. ( Mine is on the left compartment wall.) You will have to remove the three wing nuts to take the cover off. On the back side of the removed cover is a list of all the 12volt circuits.
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We just travelled from Corpus Christi to Austin, Texas and had to drive after nightfall. Our dashboard lights are not coming on. I checked our fuses and circuit breakers under the pantry but they all appear to be good. Any suggestions?
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Make sure the knob that sits beside the radio/AC system is turned all the way to the right. When we first got our Vesta, My DW turn the knob not knowing that it controlled the dash lights. That evening while we where driving, I had no dash lights.. So we found it by accident.. It interesting that they put the knob there to begin with, You would think something like that would be by the Head light switch..
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:17 AM   #2936
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Chassis Batteries

Itís a been a while since my last post as Iíve been trying to get all of the interior renovations completed before the cold weather sets in here in Massachusetts. Itís coming along very well and as soon as I can figure out how to post pictures I will.
Question, do the chassis batteries charge when hooked up to shore power? I have read conflicting stories about Monacoís and mine seem to always be dead. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:33 PM   #2937
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Yes they are supposed to be charging. Check your magnum power panel. It’s going to tell you the charge rate. If it ‘s not showing any charge check the small beaker on the inverter/charge unit in the front driver side compartment.
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:48 AM   #2938
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Itís a been a while since my last post as Iíve been trying to get all of the interior renovations completed before the cold weather sets in here in Massachusetts. Itís coming along very well and as soon as I can figure out how to post pictures I will.
Question, do the chassis batteries charge when hooked up to shore power? I have read conflicting stories about Monacoís and mine seem to always be dead. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,

Gregg
Also check the solenoid in the battery compartment.
Check connections on the chassis batteries under the step.
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Rodg495, Herbiehauler and JamesJDion,
Thank you. I just logged in and don't want to disturb my neighbors tonight but I feel confident that your suggestions will solve the dash light issue.
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Old 10-23-2019, 07:55 PM   #2940
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The switch with a symbol that looks like a comma resolved our dash light issue.
Thank you all again. The kind contributions by the members of this forum are so beneficial and amazing. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with rookies like us.
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