2015 HR Vacationer Electrical Issues
This is my first post. I recently purchased a 2015 HR Vacationer, Ford Chassis with Triton V10. We have owned a couple of travel trailers, but this is our first Motorhome. I am having an issue where most of the switches and the radio on the drivers console are not working and the power slide out steps are not working either. I suspect there are other items that are apparently not getting power, but I've only noticed these two items initially.
Here's the back story. I am preparing the rig for winter storage. I removed the house batteries (2) to keep stored inside over the winter. I put in the Stabil fuel additive and took the rig around the block a couple of times to move the Stabil through the fuel system. During that trip, everything seem to be fine from an electrical standpoint.
The next day, I open the door and the stairs do not come out. After investigating the issue, I realize that the majority of the console switches (generator, blinds, interior lights, etc.,) and the radio are not getting power. Air conditioner switches do work, instrument panel cluster is fine.
I removed and checked every single fuse and switch that I could find in the chassis (power distribution box, passenger compartment fuse panel, etc.) and all checked out. I did not check the relays.
I then put the house batteries back in and as you might expect everything started working again. If I hit the disconnect switch for the house batteries, things stop working again. These items should work off of the engine battery alone and did for a day at least.
What am I missing? Thoughts?