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Old 02-25-2016, 10:16 AM   #1
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House Batteries connected correctly

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I have a 1999 Damon Challenger Gas Class A. Our problem started when we realized the house batteries (2 6V GC2 Batteries) were continuous being charged because the RV had an old power converter. So we went and purchased an upgrade from Progressive and installed it. We went and purchased new house batteries and installed it exactly like it was before. When I plugged it to shore power the little green light blinks as if it charging. The house lights works. When I unplugged it everything is dead. No power I can't even start the RV. I have no idea what went wrong. I wonder if the house batteries are connected correctly. If anyone has any ideas or past experience I am open. Thank you!
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Good Morning!
I have a 1999 Damon Challenger Gas Class A. Our problem started when we realized the house batteries (2 6V GC2 Batteries) were continuous being charged because the RV had an old power converter. So we went and purchased an upgrade from Progressive and installed it. We went and purchased new house batteries and installed it exactly like it was before. When I plugged it to shore power the little green light blinks as if it charging. The house lights works. When I unplugged it everything is dead. No power I can't even start the RV. I have no idea what went wrong. I wonder if the house batteries are connected correctly. If anyone has any ideas or past experience I am open. Thank you!
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Hopefully you can find the correct wiring diagram for the new house batteries in your coach here: https://www.google.com/search?q=wiri...HfztBN4QsAQIGw

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Old 02-25-2016, 11:57 AM   #3
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Here is what is currently connected...one red 6GA from the switch then it goes to one end of the battery...then a second 6GA continues but there is a ground connected to the frame where the red is connected? That does not look correct...
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Follow the negetive cable running from the house battery to the chassis.

At that point it may also meet the negative cable from the start battery.

If that connection is rusted or loose, possablely from moving the cables around, it may be your combined problem.
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Here is what is currently connected...one red 6GA from the switch then it goes to one end of the battery...then a second 6GA continues but there is a ground connected to the frame where the red is connected? That does not look correct...
Unless someone put the wrong color cable in there usually red does not connect to the frame or any other negative connection. What switch are you referring to? I would start by doing what twinboat suggests and rule out that possibility first.
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Old 02-26-2016, 07:50 AM   #6
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House Batteries Not Working

Good Morning! I went ahead yesterday and took the battery that starts the RV. Took it to a battery specialist and they told me it wasn't holding charge. I purchased it and installed it and it started right up! I was so excited! So after a few hours, the two house batteries are connected in a series format. I used a meter and the batteries are good but no power back at the converter. There is a switch I found on the side of the door step says battery disconnect/connect. In the pass if I depress it I hear a clicking sound. Now it does not do that at all. They had said it could be a switch or a BCC where the batteries meet. Does anyone have any idea how to test this...thank you for your help...

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Have you tried operating the switch a few times? My switch does not always activate the solenoid the first time it is pressed, I need to replace it. Link doesn't work for me. Do you have power to one side of your disconnect solenoid?
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