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Old 05-29-2012, 06:50 AM   #1
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Power Loss Hint

This is what happened.
I went to start my RV and had no power to the main chassis starting battery. I had power on the coach batteries. I checked everything! I even went to my main battery disconnect and gave it a "flick" to ensure I was clicked in solid to on. When I did this, my steps retracted. I went in and the RV started. This was fine till I stopped and turned off the RV. Everything was dead again. Just using the battery boost switch, I was able to start the coach but it would die immediately after taking my finger off the switch. This was my savior thought, an I'm not sure what eventual damage it would have caused, but I pressed the boost switch, got the RV started and then held the boost switch and drove across town to the shop I get work done at.

This could be a savior for others on a short term move need!

What was the issue? The wires were loose on the back of the main battery disconnect switch.

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Old 05-29-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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when we got ours the boost switch would not work. after cycling the switch a bunch of times it now works. i guess the relay points were a bit dirty or the relay was not quite banging in there. probably ought to exercise the relay once in a while.
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