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Old 01-18-2008, 01:36 PM   #1
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I just wanted to send kudos to Gary @ Monaco Tech support. I called for the first time yesterday and was very pleased how they handled my question.

I have been parked here in Long Beach for a couple of months and decided to take the coach out for a run and get it washed. As expected the batteries were low and the coach would not start. I hit the batteryboost and vrooom!! fired right up. I let off the boost switch and the engine quit running. I tried the boost switch again and nothing....no power and the inverter panel showed power fault. I'm not a electrical wizard so I called Monaco.

Gary first had a little fun with me and suggested that I "broke" my coach. He had me turn off the 50 amp power I was hooked to and turn off both battery disconnects in the battery compartment then unplug the data lines leading to the inverter. After waiting for one minute plug the data lines back in and turn batteries and power back on. This evidently resets the inverter. Gary then had me block the boost switch in the on position for about 15 minutes and try again. This worked like a charm and after 15 min. the coach fired right up. I'm sure I'' be taking advantage of their great support in the future.
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I just wanted to send kudos to Gary @ Monaco Tech support. I called for the first time yesterday and was very pleased how they handled my question.

I have been parked here in Long Beach for a couple of months and decided to take the coach out for a run and get it washed. As expected the batteries were low and the coach would not start. I hit the batteryboost and vrooom!! fired right up. I let off the boost switch and the engine quit running. I tried the boost switch again and nothing....no power and the inverter panel showed power fault. I'm not a electrical wizard so I called Monaco.

Gary first had a little fun with me and suggested that I "broke" my coach. He had me turn off the 50 amp power I was hooked to and turn off both battery disconnects in the battery compartment then unplug the data lines leading to the inverter. After waiting for one minute plug the data lines back in and turn batteries and power back on. This evidently resets the inverter. Gary then had me block the boost switch in the on position for about 15 minutes and try again. This worked like a charm and after 15 min. the coach fired right up. I'm sure I'' be taking advantage of their great support in the future.
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:09 PM   #3
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Nutensteve:
Sounds like you might need an echo charger. Here's a reference for you:

echo-charge units?

Good luck,
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:56 AM   #4
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Nutensteve, that trick-l-start is so simple to install right acrost the boost solenoid that I was able to do it in 23 degree weather in just 5 minuits, Works GREAT. starting battery has been at 12.8 volts for 4 weeks now.
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:20 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice....I think I'll pick up something to try to keep the chassis batteries charged.
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Old 01-19-2008, 09:55 AM   #6
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OK, I need to understand so I'm asking what will be a silly question to some of you (but maybe there's someone else like me just dying to ask)

What do you mean by "simple to install right across the boost solenoid"?

Can someone give me more detail on how and where to install the trik-l-start charger?

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Rick,
Go to my photo of a 2007 Camelot 40PDQ here:

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The relay on the right side center is the battery boost relay that connects the coach batteries with the chassis batteries.

There are only three connections for the echo charger: Ground, chassis battery (left large bolt on the bottom of the relay, and coach battery (right large bolt on the bottom of the relay).

I'm not sure what the La Palma bay look like but all you have to do is have someone push the switch while your outside near the bay and you'll hear the relay click.

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Old 01-19-2008, 11:11 AM   #8
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Or, if your battery bay looks like ours,,,,(ummm, thats it, inexpensive) and is not one of those fancy self-contained areas like Camper has, here is a good pic of how to hook it up..
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Mic,

HERE is a picture of how I hooked up my echo~charge unit. It's the same as Sacs posted above for the Trik-L-Start, except for the color of the wires.
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Mic...you will also see a closeup of our Echo~Charge...and I have no idea why Sacs would advertize for the one we don't have!

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">you will also see a closeup of our Echo~Charge...and I have no idea why Sacs would advertize for the one we don't have! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I didn't advertise anything...She asked for trik-l-start wiring, not Echo~Charge, which, by the way, I consider to be a better product.
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Sacs... "My Bad" ... I should be getting on "Gonefishin" for saying "Trik-l-start" !

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">"Trik-l-start" "Trik-l-start" "Trik-l-start" </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">"Trik-l-start" "Trik-l-start" "Trik-l-start" </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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