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Old 08-13-2017, 10:10 PM   #1
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1994 Damon Challenger wiring

Hello everyone:
I am new to RV to the world
I am working on batteries / DC power i.e. two solenoids under the hood. Auxiliary start and something else. What is there purpose
It is obviously not hooked up correctly.
Can anyone help me out with a wiring diagram form batteries to the solenoids and everything else?
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Welcome to the forum. A picture of what you are looking at would help. Basically the house batteries (assuming 6 volt deep cycle), should be hooked up in series and then parallel. The two chassis batteries should be hooked up in parallel.

A battery cable then typically connects from the positive (parallel connection) of the house batteries to what is often called the fat boy solenoid. The chassis batteries are connected to the remaining large terminal on the solenoid. The solenoid allows you to jump from one battery bank to the other and it also allows the alternator to charge the house batteries while the engine is running.

Again, not sure what you're looking at so a photo would hep.
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:37 AM   #3
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I have already started working on it but I will get a picture after work today.

What I have is what looks like a house disconnect next to drivers seat.
Then to power relays under the hood, one relay (operates with Aux. switch) has the batteries connected and a lot of wires at one point with a jumper to the next relay. Two wires are connected on Either side.
Two 4 ga. Two 6 ga. Two 10 ga. Three small gauge wires and Two fifty amp breakers.

What is the normal operation of the second relay.
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Here is link to a wiring diagram of what I think I'm trying to do
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Damon wiring diagram"update"(added mod)
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:07 PM   #6
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Ok so I have two relays side by side with a jumper in between one of them goes on with the auxiliary start switch.
Here is my issue where do the wires belong?
Here is what I have as wires go.
1. House batt.
2. Chassis batt.
3. To converter,
4. Remote house fuse box to dash accessories (aux start etc.)
5. Power to elect. step.
6 to relay next to hose remote fuse box.
7. Power from alternator.
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That's a different setup than I have. I've only got the one Fat Boy Solenoid that connects the two battery banks. It also has the connection for the auxiliary start and powers the low voltage panel.
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Here what I have two solinoids sized by side with a jumper in between, here is the list of wires.

Whete do all the wires go?

1. Chassis batt
2. House batt.
3. Power to relay at aux house fuse box. Under dash.
4. Power to aux house fuse box.
5. Power from alternator.
6. Power to converter.
7. Power to elect. step.
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Thank you for your reply
I have been unable to post a pic.
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Old 08-20-2017, 09:11 PM   #10
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Not sure if your accessing this forum from a laptop, desktop or a smart phone. If a smart phone, the way to attach a picture is go touch the small circle with the upside down V inside it. Then you click on the paperclip and it allows you to post a picture.

The reason mention this is because it really is hard to digest your situation without a pic. I'm not as experienced as many others on this site so hopefully someone else will chime in as well.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! I would try contacting the manufacturer for a wiring diagram. Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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