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Old 07-12-2013, 08:36 AM   #1
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Angry National Tropi-cal fuse/CB locations

Just bought a 2005 National Tropi-cal motorhome and am having trouble locating all the fuzes and circuit breakers. Today my generator (diesel Onan) stopped running on its own (3/4 tank of fuel left) and will not even crank for a restart. Found one fuze, but it was good. This happened when I was leveling the coach--levelers also stopped working at the same time and will not re energize to move up or down. Is there a common source of electricity for controlling both the generator and levelers that I cannot find?
I can't move with the levelers down partially!

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Old 07-12-2013, 09:11 AM   #2
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Our 2003 has fuses in the engine compartment, under the dash and inside a forward storage compartment. Some circuit breakers are inside under the stat and other readout panels.

You might be able to release pressure on the levelers by unscrewing the hydraulic resevior cap and then taking a long 2x4 and prying them upward.

You gen may have its own reset breaker button.

Others will chime in......probably with better and more precise advice.

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Old 07-12-2013, 09:14 AM   #3
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from NH. Need more information, are you on shore power now and nothing? Will the coach start? If so anything? Remember in park with brake on, try the levelers.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:41 AM   #4
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Your generator probably has circuit breakers on the front of the generator. Fuses are mostly centralized, but there may be some built in to protect the actual components. If you don't have a set of manuals, here's a link to some National manuals: My Files

You should make a list of the make and models of your various systems and search on line for manuals for each system. These can often give help troubleshooting the systems.

For the jacks, disconnect the plug on the back of the control panel and check for 12 v power there.

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Old 07-12-2013, 10:02 AM   #5
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Sorry I can't help with your questions as I am totally unfamiliar with your MH, but I would suggest that you will get much better results to your questions if you post them over in the specific areas of the forum. Not many folks hang out here in the Welcome area. Hope you get you problem solved!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:07 AM   #6
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I think the levelers and the gen both are on the house battery bank. The common source is the house bank. I would start at that point
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:25 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the responses. Everything seems to work except the gen and levelers.

Gen has separate CB and start switch on the unit. CB was not tripped; I tripped and reset and attempted to start using switch on unit and remote switch in cockpit. No luck there.

Have not attacked the levelers yet. Have not pulled the plate to check for 12 volts at the plug. Having Mx coming from my Good Sam ERS policy. Will report if we get fixed and what was cause.
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Welcome Brazos, hope you get it all fixed soon.

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