TOTAL newbie here....I'm going to say some dumb things, so please bare with me. And if you can provide any help, don't be afraid to "talk down to me," because I truly know nothing and won't be insulted. Lol
First trip we took a week ago (for 2 nights) went rather smoothly.
Today, we returned from 2nd trip and we had PROBLEMS...and have no idea how to remedy....
The RV has been parked at home with shore power since we got it 2 weeks ago, with the exception of the two short trips. I ran shore power while at home because I believed (either rightly or wrongly) that that was allowing the fridge to work and coach lights.
First thing we noticed this weekend (shortly after we left home) was that we couldn't get the genny to stay on (Onan). Had no trouble the weekend before. We had full tank of gas.
The lights and fridge was running so we figured that we'd figure out the genny problem when we got to the destination.
When we got to our destination, filled up gas tank again, and tried genny again. It would start, stay on for a few minutes, and then turn off.
Then the coach interior lights started dimming, so I turned them off, and then we lost coach power. Fridge off, too.
We called Allstate roadside assistance for RVs and someone came but he didn't know a lot and he tried to get the genny running...he had the same problems...start and then stop. Allstate guy suggested that the genny's carburetor is dirty.
then, later, we asked someone to jump the generator to get it working (because at this point, the genny was no longer even starting for a short time. Not starting at all. Suddenly the fridge started working. (I think, but I'm not sure, that the fridge started running on propane...not sure if that's true or what triggered that if that's true).
Then, we started feeling HEAT coming from the coach floor vents even tho neither of the coach temp controls were on (both front and back were set to OFF...and we checked and rechecked and rechecked to make sure).
In desperation to stop the heat from coming thru the floor vents, my DH went to the propane tank and turned off the valve. The fridge stopped working. And, soon the heat stopped from coming from the floor vents in the coach.
We also don't understand why, when running/driving the RV's v10 ford engine, the coach batteries' power wasn't getting to the coach portion of the RV?
Once we got home, I asked DH to turn the propane tank back on so the fridge would run. He did, but the fridge did not come back on.
I plugged into home shore power and the fridge still hasn't come back on.
The two coach batteries are showing 6V each of tested with meter.
Is this a fuse thing? Where is the fuse?
AND.....why isn't the fridge running with shore power?
BTW....when I plugged into shore power, the ONLY thing that seems to have power in the coach is the microwave...and it will heat food if used. The microwave would NOT turn on and did NOT have power during the trip. It only showed power again once we got home and plugged into shore home power.
Just thought of something...the fridge and the washer/dryer are on the same fuse, I think.
HELP....and please use words that I can understand. Lol