Travato Electrical Issues (coach side)
Hi All - we took delivery of our new 2016 Travato 59K this past Monday. On Tuesday morning I went out to the unit and started the organizing/prep process of getting it ready for travel, testing appliances, learning the systems etc. I noticed after a few minutes, while running on battery power that the main 12v would "trip" and come back online. The first time it did it - I only had the stereo on and according to the power panel on the wall - everything is charged up. I come from a troubleshooting background so I proceeded to try to isolate if it was one appliance that was triggering it. At first I suspected the stereo - but now I am experiencing intermitted trips with various appliances (of the 12v system). The only thing in common is that it seems to be happing shortly after I turn something on, like the Truma, stereo,fan, etc.
Simultaneous to this I hooked the coach up to shore power and went inside. I was monitoring the power panel, and I would se an amperage surge coinciding with a "clicking" noise coming from under the coach (if I power up the generator, I hear the same noise). I was able to isolate this to the inverter - so if I turn that breaker off, the noise goes away (as does the amperage surge). Now, here's the weird one - even with the inverter off in the breaker panel - if I start the generator the power panel "status" lights for the MW/AC/Fridge light up after the initial 30 seconds, but one by one turn off and go offline (nothing on at this point). However I did notice that the MW clock was lit so there is power to the MW, but not the AC unit. So I turned on the MW for a few seconds and the "status" indicator lights up and then I am able to operate the rooftop AC system.
I suspect that all three problems are related in some way and I suspect a short, or ground fault, or possibly a bad battery? I am putting this out to the forum because I think it could end up being a hard problem to solve and hoping some may have some ideas.
I did pay a $1000 prep fee to my dealer, and am a little concerned that all of these problem occurred the very first day of ownership, and I am 170 miles away.
Sorry for the long post - any Travato owners, or others experience anything like this?