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Old 11-16-2019, 06:30 PM   #1
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Hello everyone

New to rving baught a 84 33 ft imperial she's in good shape has some issues going through them now one is with the inverter panal above door. Does anyone have info or pics of the relay in there I know key has to be on for some reason but I think relay is bad.does not stay on an sometimes it doesn't light up the acugauge system doesn't even light up only the water pump switch work any ideas thanks

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Aboard the forum there is a wealth of knowledge out here. I can't answer but i sure someone will chime in. Congratulations on your rig and happy travels

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Old 11-16-2019, 08:12 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.

You are joining a good group of folks here with good info to share. You might want to look at the Vintage RV thread here for some answers and a place to ask questions.

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Old 11-17-2019, 09:03 AM   #4
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

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Old 11-17-2019, 10:30 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Gino meg View Post
New to rving baught a 84 33 ft imperial she's in good shape has some issues going through them now one is with the inverter panal above door. Does anyone have info or pics of the relay in there I know key has to be on for some reason but I think relay is bad.does not stay on an sometimes it doesn't light up the acugauge system doesn't even light up only the water pump switch work any ideas thanks
Welcome to iRV2. I see several other members have also welcomed you. I will try to help you get started with your issue.

Please don't take offense. There are better forums on iRV2 for your question. I hope someone with your model RV does finds this and can help you with your specific model. Please look at the list on the home page for your next thread.

RV electrical systems vary a lot. There are hundreds of different systems. High end coaches have marvelous systems. Low end coaches have less impressive systems.

Make and model of RV is important. I see you have a 1984 Monarch Imperial. That is a good start. I hope someone with that model will join in.

Can you post a picture of the panel above the door?

There are many possible reasons why having your ignition key on is required for power system monitor to work.

Feel free to share all the symptoms you have observed and the hook up status. Is your shore power plugged in. Does your generator run. Do things work better if the engine is running. What works and does not work.

I don't know about your model, but the following are typical.
Power relays are usually located near the power source. The panel above the door may or may not house the power relays.
I recommend you start with easy troubleshooting before trying more difficult issues.

I assume you have two battery banks, chassis and house. Get a digital voltmeter ($15 at local hardware or Amazon). Measure the voltage on the house battery terminals. If the voltage is below 12 volts, you should immediately charge the batteries for 14 to 18 hours.

Having lower voltage on house batteries in some systems can cause strange behaviors. Many motor home systems will not allow the inverter charger or the engine to charge house batteries until battery voltage reaches a system set minimum voltage. An external charger may be required to reach the minimum level.

Plugging into shore power or running the generator can bring the system voltage up quickly so you can continue trouble shooting.

I guess the chassis batteries are ok because things work with ignition key on.

I can easily be on the wrong track and you may only need a picture to solve your problem. Sorry if I am going in the wrong direction.
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Welcome to the IRV2.COM

Hello, I am a member myself and wanted to take some time to welcome you and your family to this IRV2 Forum. As you may feel somewhat overwhelmed by all there is to see, read and learn here from others.

So, if you will let’s sit and have a cup <[_]””[_]>’’’’’’ Here is the place to share what’s on your mind as it relates to RV’ing. Everything is here, just for folks and Families. I have some TIPS which I hope will make your visits here more enjoyable. Kind of your FORUM Driving Instructor lol.

Some TIPS:

On top are two menus and the one on top is the forum and the one below that is more helpful and personal for you to tell your story by clicking on USER CP.

So now I would like to show you your SIGN IN Screen. On top RIGHT, is where you click to login and you will find your name, but also are the messages sent to you by the IRV2 Administrators who keep everything running like a well-made Grandfather’s Clock. Now move your eyes to the TOP LEFT and you will see the HOME key, click and you will find a very easy forum menu for your review. But going all the way down to the bottom at the STATS MENU for the over-all Forum DATA. Now panning over from HOME to FORUMS, click and a small MENU will open showing you Community, RV Lifestyle, Reginal and RV Camping Forums. But there is more. The next two are RV FORUMS, OWNER FORUMS, PHOTOS, CLASSIFIEDS, CAMPGROUNDS, and MORE. One last point if I may, when you POST a NEW THREAD go down under the TEXT INPUT and add some TABS, anywhere between 1 or 5-TABS, EXAMPLE: dog, dogs, pets, Campfiredogs, and make sure to add a comma between each TAB. TABS act as FORUM addresses to get your post to others who are interested in reading about? “your dog stories” lol

But before you explore each of them something you should know about is THE MEMBERS MENU. Under the MENU I just told you about is your menu and lots to see and do here as well.

First, click on USER CP and once this opens a menu on the left from top to bottom will appear. Just take them one at a time adding your information as to what you would like the IRV2 forum folks to know about you? Next is about your REGISTER, FILES over to writing your own BLOG moreover to LOGGING OUT.

There is a lot to a Motorhome we call our Recreational Vehicle, RV. One last point as from time to time at the end of a word you will see down arrow ^, yes, I know it’s up, sorry did not have a down arrow on my keyboard. Clicking on them you will find sub-menus and more information to guide you on each of your IRV2 Travels.

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Any questions just post and ask the group as a whole or having IRV2 Forum Friends in your Personal File can also be helpful in asking bouncing questions off. Now we're coming to the end of this very quick intro

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