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Old 03-14-2012, 09:22 AM   #43
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Hi John,
do you have any idea where I can find the box to turn power on to Ethyl? I had an electrician hook up a line to plug into but nothing seems to power on inside the RV. The owner's manual says to turn on the main switch but I can't find a switch or where to turn it on. I've tried to find a schematic of where everything is but my book doesn't show anything but the dash panel. DO I need to get the generator on first?

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Old 03-14-2012, 08:44 PM   #44
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MerryK, the power should switch automatically once you plug in to 110 volts. Your converter box may be malfunctioning or the main power switch is off. Check every cabinet for the main power switch. I had a 1984 Sportscoach where the power panels were in a cabinet beneath the bed. Try unplugging shore power and start the generator to see if you can get power to the inside of the coach from the generator. Your interior lights should work off of 12 volts dc from the house battery without shore power if the house battery is fully charged. There should also be a 12 volt dc distribution panel with fuses (possibly automotive types) in your coach some place.

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