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Old 05-31-2016, 10:42 AM   #1
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DC Power Distribution Problem (Safari Trek) HELP!

I just acquired this motor home from my father in law. He sold it to me for 20 bucks!
I am working first on the DC distribution and have installed new coach batteries. I have no working lights on the monitor for battery and tanks? I also have no DC power at the fuse block located in the rear lavatory.
There is a large switch looking lever on the side of the stairs entering the RV. Is this a DC disconnect switch or something for the steps?
Thanks so much. Cant hardly wait to get it on the road. I will need your help!

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Old 05-31-2016, 01:02 PM   #2
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Need way more information than you have provided.
Year and model is a starting point.
Are the batteries hooked up correctly? Voltage at the batteries? 12v or 6v batteries? How many? Are they charged? Any blown fuses? Manual battery disconnect switch?
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:04 PM   #5
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FWIW - as in generic information is usually better than none. ;-)

There is usually a disconnect for the "House" batteries and may be one added for the "engine" or "chassis" battery. Follow the heavy wires looking for a switch or heavy duty relay.

The step area is a common place to put the switch for the house disconnect. That would indicate the one by the steps is probably what you want.

There is also often a way to connect the two battery banks together to start the MH if there is a problem. It makes a lot of sense to keep the systems separate and to understand how each battery set is charged. They use different battery types as well. Lead technology but different internal designs to accommodate different load types.

You might find this interesting:

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