Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-16-2014, 09:46 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 14
Inside Control Panel blinking radically

Hey guys,

I am at a loss.

I had to take my RV in for brake service and after it set up there for a week the house Batteries went dead.

Well, after I got it home I plugged it into a 50 amp hook up we had installed and everything works properly (except the pump, but I will tackle that topic later if I need too.)

But, the inside control panel is blinking everywhere... I am sure it is some sort of pattern, but I just cant figure out why.

I clicked the "inverter" and the "charge" button and left it sitting over night thinking maybe it just needed to charge the house batteries. (And I also topped off all the house batteries with distilled water too)

Well, this morning, still has the crazy blinking. I clicked off the charge and the inverter button...but I am not sure anything is working properly with all this blinking going on. LOL

Thanks in advance for the help.

true520 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-16-2014, 10:05 AM   #2
Senior Member
dvmweb's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: MI
Posts: 945
Have you checked your batteries? They may be done.

dvmweb is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 10:07 AM   #3
Senior Member
Ray,IN's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 12,300

Depending on your invertor/charger, there might be a "force charge" setting, enable it. My batteries would not accept charge if completely dead, so I used a regular battery charger to get them to take charge, then turned on the invertor/charger and they fully charged. Only afterwards did I read the invertor manual and discover the "force charge" setting.
I have no idea if that works for your rig though.
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert theConstitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 10:18 AM   #4
Senior Member
Hooligan's Avatar
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Pensacola
Posts: 1,964
Welcome to IRV2--When you get a chance, post the year and model of your RV, chassis and engine info. Helps chase down a problem.
If you have a Freightliner chassis with the Medallion III gauges, the message center running in a "chase" pattern indicates it is not communicating with the Vehicle Data Computer. (VDC) Could very easily be weak batteries on the chassis. Did it work normally after the ABS repair, could be the mech's left something disconnected, the ABS feeds into that system.

More info here: http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/go...44_sbu5412.pdf
Hooligan, Pensacola, Fl -U.S. Coast Guard 1956-1985
2016 Thor Siesta Sprinter 24ST diesel
Our Pug "Lily" & "George" the Newfoundland
Hooligan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 10:30 AM   #5
Senior Member
stuhly's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,201
My Providence did that once and I had to disconect the Telephone type connecter at the charger and plug it back in to establish communication with the panel.
stuhly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 10:42 AM   #6
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 14

Rig is a 2002 Damon Escaper with a Spartan chassis and 350 horse Cummins. Has a Freedom 458 series inverter charger.

I have read the little "remote control Panel" booklet as well as some of the instruction manual.
I must say, I thought I was reasonably intelligent until I started reading this crap. LOL
I can't find anywhere where it talks about all the lights flashing at the same time tho.

It done this exact thing when we first purchased the machine but we just took it back to the dealer and they poked a few buttons and told us we had let the Home batteries go dead... We installed a 50 amp power box outside and have since kept it plugged in so it has always worked perfectly even while we were gone on trips.
Of course I picked it up late Friday evening and the maintenance shop wont be open till Monday...challenge is, we have to make an appointment and the wait for them to get to it. We were planning on leaving next Monday for a 2 week joy ride.

I feel like it has thrown a code and I just don't know how to reset it.

I will try unplugging those phone hook ups and see if that helps.

I may try taking a picture or short video and see if that helps explain.

Thanks for all the help too.
true520 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 11:29 AM   #7
Senior Member
Old Bounder's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,558
Unplug the remote from the 458. Turn the 458 OFF. Plug the remote back in and turn ON the 458 FROM THE REMOTE.
'97 Bounder 34V, F53 7.5L-460
Old Bounder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 01:19 PM   #8
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 14
Whoop Whoop!

I unplugged the little phone jacks from the inverter and it sit for a few minutes.
Plugged them back in and the flashing stopped!

I will have the batteries checked before I leave, but they are showing 13.5 volts on the control panel now.

Now onto my next fix. LOL

Thanks for all the help
true520 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2014, 01:15 AM   #9
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 23
Another fix for the "flashing" PROBLEM is to remove the ground battery cable for a few seconds then reconnect.

Glad you got it fixed.
GPWayne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2014, 05:46 AM   #10
Happy RVer's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Md
Posts: 44
HI ...my 1999 Diplomat did the same thing and it turned out to be discharged batteries.
I removed all 6 batteries and bench charged them back to full power, now all is well .

Happy RVing

Arnie & Sandi 1999 Monaco Diplomat
2008 Ultra Classic Harley 2006 Jeep Wrangler 4" lft
Launching Pad ... La Plata Maryland
Happy RVer is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Easiest way to test output of solar panel that came with our used TT? SyrenSkywolf RV Systems & Appliances 4 03-04-2014 10:13 PM
Mystery Panel Koop Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 3 02-12-2014 11:19 AM
Solar panel battery charging kchadw1944 iRV2.com General Discussion 3 01-26-2014 07:02 AM
Bounder: Fuse panel location? rgreen45 Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 5 10-28-2013 05:37 AM
Entertainment Center TV panel removal Mahlon Newmar Owner's Forum 1 08-08-2013 07:21 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:41 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.