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Old 05-12-2016, 07:41 AM   #1
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Battery Disconnect on a 1997 Damon Intruder 352

Does anyone have any idea where the battery disconnect would be on this coach? The battery control center is located in the battery bay in the basement. There are no switches, just relays and fuses. I've looked under the hood and there is nothing there that resembles a disconnect switch. Any help would be appreciated. The only 12 volt power that I have with everything off is the steps. None of the 12 volt lights work, refer, etc. Everything works once you are plugged into shore power or you run the generator. Thoughts?
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:47 AM   #2
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On newer Damons (now Thor) it is in the steps well at the door.
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Old 05-12-2016, 08:03 AM   #3
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The Three switches by the door on my 1997 Damon go to the steps, the outside porch light, and the dome light between the front seats.
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:06 AM   #4
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Does anyone have any idea where the battery disconnect would be on this coach? The battery control center is located in the battery bay in the basement. There are no switches, just relays and fuses. I've looked under the hood and there is nothing there that resembles a disconnect switch. Any help would be appreciated. The only 12 volt power that I have with everything off is the steps. None of the 12 volt lights work, refer, etc. Everything works once you are plugged into shore power or you run the generator. Thoughts?
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Not all coaches have house and chassis "battery disconnect switches".

My Safari does not... but it does have a so called "salesman switch" in the step well of the entry door.

That "salesman switch" turns ON/OFF the 12V battery power FROM the house batteries TO a 12V fuse panel located in an upper bedroom cabinet.

The 9 fuses in that 12V fuse panel protect the following:
1.) Living room ceiling lights.
2.) Kitchen lights.
3.) Bedroom and bathroom lights.
4.) Roof vent fans
5.) Water pump and monitor panel.
6.) Water heater control board.
7.) LP furnace.
8.) TV antenna amp
9.) Norcold refrigerator control board.

Mechanical "SALESMAN SWITCH"
(1996 Safari).

However I doubt you have a "salesman switch problem" because "everything works once you are plugged into shore power or you run the generator".

Methinks IF your coach does have a"house battery "disconnect" it is one of the large relays/solenoids in your battery bay.


BATTERY DISCONNECT SOLENOID

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Dtucker,my coach disconnect is on the dash,i installed my own disconnect on the engine battery ,hope this helps ,i have the same MH.
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:51 AM   #6
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My daybreak has a rocker switch located on the dash panel. My BBC is located udder the hood. I have three relays one is the house battery disconnect on the far right. Take a picture of your BBC and post. Not all year's and models are the same.
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Mel, I think you've got it. I don't think there is a disconnect switch but I do have 3 solenoids that look exactly like you posted. I'll have to get in there when I can and see if one is the disconnect solenoid. Thanks all for the info.
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