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Old 11-17-2012, 03:02 PM   #1
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Electrical problem

I have a 1999 Winnebago Adventurer on a Freightliner chassis.

The generator will not crank and there is no 12v power when disconnected from shore power.

I see both of these are tied back to a terminal on the Battery Disconnect Relay. There is no voltage on this terminal.

Does this relay have to be energised from somewhere or should their be 12v on this terminal at all times.

There is 12v on the other terminal.


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Old 11-17-2012, 03:19 PM   #2
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Should be a battery switch just inside your entrance door to turn the house batteries on for use or off for storage. Most likely the Gen will not start without house batteries engaged and definitely the 12 volt circuits will not work

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Old 11-17-2012, 04:41 PM   #3
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dumb question --- doen't your generator have its own battery ??? mine does, anerican eagle.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:27 PM   #4
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Generator on most RV's is hooked to house battery (MOST does not mean all). As others have said there is a switch, often just inside the door, sometimes on dash, may be marked AUX or USE/STORE it must be on (use) may be a 3 position spring return to center rocker or toggle, move to USE (ON) for a bit (less than one second should be enough) and hopefully the solenoid will go CLUNK and you have power.. I was not so lucky once, Fixed it later no cost,.
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