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Old 01-03-2017, 08:27 AM   #1
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What is this? Damon 1996 Ultrasport

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I have a 1996 Damon Ultrasport and when I was looking at the engine I noticed this. It seems to have a fuse on one end but not the other. Someone suggested it is the levelers or my slide out. Does anyone else have this and if so, what is it? Also, should a fuse be on the other side and if so, a 5?

Trying to put Ms. Betty back together.

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That's a isolation or battery cut off solenoid.

It is probably bad, since it is jumped by the large red wire.

See where each cable goes from it.

If to both house and engine batteries, it's isolation.

If from house loads to house battery only, it's a cut off solenoid.
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It does have a jumper wire on it but the other side has the wire removed from the terminal. It is resting on the jumper wire. The red wire not connected will need to be traced to find out what the other end is connected to. Can you take a picture of it a little farther away from the relay?

A previous owner has added this relay to the MH. you will need to post the BCC box along with the relay to see.
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Thanks. I am planning on going back to the storage facility on Thursday and will take a better picture. I am finding out a lot of things that were "rewired" by the previous owner. A lot of short cuts. I have a switch in the coach battery box that I have no idea what it is.
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It is bad enough with no prints for the older motorhomes but add to it an owner with no documentation and let the games begin.
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Pictures

Okay. First picture of the fuse box showing the red wires.

The next pictures of a red switch that doesn't move in the battery area in the steps of the coach.

The black switch on the wall near the steps does not light up when turned into the on position and I have no idea what that one is.

What a mess! Any help greatly appreciated!

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Picture # 1 looks like a battery disconnect relay ( solenoid ).
It is jumped so always on.

Picture # 2 is a circuit breaker. Push the button should trip it, then a lever pops out the side. Push it back under to reset.

Picture # 3 could be a aux or boost solenoid control. It is used to combine batteries to get the engine or generator started when their respective battery is run down. Probable disconnected.
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The third picture is an Atwood water heater control switch. It turns on the hot water heater. The red light goes out when the water heater has ignited. You must have the gas turned on for this to work.

The relay that is jumped, disconnect the jumper and see if the engine starts. disconnect the battery before removing jumper. If you know how to use a volt meter would be of great help. If you have no idea about electrical find a friend that does so you don't get hurt.

Edit note, looking at the BCC box (the one with cover off) it looks like they have replaced the Converter relay with the one attached to the relay on the firewall. If you remove that jumper and loos all power to the interior lights then you that is what it is for.

look at wire diagram in the back of the PDF file I sent you.

As was said above, the red switch that does not move in chassis batter area is a circuit breaker and will not move unless tripped.
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