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Old 02-23-2014, 07:43 AM   #1
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Shore hook up and starting vehicle

Ok everyone, I will admit that I am a rookie when it comes to understanding everything about our Monaco but I must ask if it is ok to start the engine when hooked to shore power? Also, should shore power be hooked up before putting out the slides? I know these questions are probably pretty simple but I cannot find anything in my owners manual that says it is ok or not. I just do not want to damage anything.

Note: Our Monaco is a DP with 50 amp hookup.

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Old 02-23-2014, 08:00 AM   #2
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CC. We have owned two Monaco products and starting the engine is not a problem. I have extended and retracted the slides with and without shore power. You are at the best place for advise there is an abundance of knowledge here. Have fun and enjoy.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:33 AM   #3
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Hi CrossCountryMonaco,
Starting the engine while connected to shore power is not a problem. However, the answer to operating the slide(s) without the engine running or connected to shore power can be year/Brand/Model specific. Because you have a DP, gut feel says extending the slides without shore power should be okay. Consider contacting Monaco or posting the question in the Monaco owner's forum at Monaco Owner's Forum - iRV2 Forums
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If boondocking there is no shore power. Ok to move slides.
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I know I have a different year and different brand of motorhome but will add the techs at the Winnebago Factory told me I should have the main engine running when operating the slides and lowering the jacks. Apparently the slide/jack motor creates a heavy draw on the chassis batteries.
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