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Old 01-21-2012, 12:25 PM   #15
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You can't beat the level of expertise of other "same brand" owners.

Hope you didn't waste to many "Snits" working your way thru this.

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OK, I'm back in business....

I really want to thank you guys for advice, etc.....and hope I can extend the same courtesy someday. Have a great weekend......bryan
I'm happy all worked out well for you and thank you for the update it may very well prove to be important to some one in the future.
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I guess I didn't realize such a switch existed. Where would it be located on most coaches? And, what is it's purpose?

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Good for you Bryan. Intersting, on my 2004 Monaco I don't have that switch in the rear run box I just have a big sealed fuse. I would rather have your switch. Maybe I need to find some of the big fuses and carry them as a spare.
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So Bryan did that "switch" look like this picture. MRCB stands for Marine Resetable Circuit Breaker. And I believe it replaced our non resetable type.
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Mike, that is exactly like my breaker with the exception of the 120A on mine instead of 50A. We just set up camp in Lordsburg, NM and all went well (like it is supposed to, huh?) Was able to enjoy my adult beverage much sooner than last night. Guess we all need some of these trying times to 1) appreciate the good times more 2) make us realize we can never know too much 3) helps us stay in touch with friends that we may never have the privilege of actually meeting.......thanx to all.

Don, since I didn't even know I had one of these, I'm afraid I can't coach you on this one. Hope you do find out cause it could save a lot of anxiety.

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You sure are lucky you found that guy that knew what it was. On my 2004 Monaco they are not resetable with no way of looking at it and telling that it has blown. Hope the rest of your trip goes great.

One thing I have found very useful to carry is a 12 v automotive test lamp. You can buy them at NAPA or Pep Boys. They are great for checking 12 v power circuits and figuring out where or why you lost power.
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So Bryan did that "switch" look like this picture. MRCB stands for Marine Resetable Circuit Breaker. And I believe it replaced our non resetable type.
Mike,

Thanks for the picture. Yes, I recognize it now. For us, it is in a driver side lower compartment where the dip sticks are and the engine oil and tranny oil filler tubes are. Ours is a mid engine diesel so the set up is different.

It was advertised to us as being a way to "theft proof" the coach if we flip the switch. I didn't know it could trip due to an overload.

Good to know. Thanks for all the discussion. And, I'm glad Bryan is on the road again.

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Don, how many do you have?

Mine look different and I have six of them total. None of mine are resettable which worries me. I tried finding a replacement for my type and they are not shown anywhere. It appears that they are all resettable now. I am going to buy a spare resettable type to carry with me. Looking at the wiring diagram I show I have the following and you can see that it could bring me dead in my tracks if one goes. I think I would have to have a major problem to blow one.
. Looking at my wiring diagram there is
1. One from the chassis battery to the front FRB (a killer to lose)
2. Two of them in parallel from the house batteries to the inverter (you can lose one and not know it until that goes also)
3. One for the separate domestic fuse box in the bedroom/bathroom
4. One for the hot side of the house battery to the salesman switch
5. One from the house battery to FRB domestic fuses

Here is a form fit resettable replacement for the type I have
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Don, how many do you have?

Mine look different and I have six of them total. None of mine are resettable which worries me. I tried finding a replacement for my type and they are not shown anywhere. It appears that they are all resettable now. I am going to buy a spare resettable type to carry with me. Looking at the wiring diagram I show I have the following and you can see that it could bring me dead in my tracks if one goes. I think I would have to have a major problem to blow one.
. Looking at my wiring diagram there is
1. One from the chassis battery to the front FRB (a killer to lose)
2. Two of them in parallel from the house batteries to the inverter (you can lose one and not know it until that goes also)
3. One for the separate domestic fuse box in the bedroom/bathroom
4. One for the hot side of the house battery to the salesman switch
5. One from the house battery to FRB domestic fuses

Here is a form fit resettable replacement for the type I have
Resettable Circuit Breaker Cooper Bussmann
Cooper Bussmann also makes an ATC replacement.
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David, can you give me a link to show me what you mean by an ATC replacement. To me an ATC fuse is a small plug in blade fuse such as used in cars. This is what Monaco uses as a Hi Amp fuse. Looks like that but without the small red button and resetting lever. There is no way an ATC fuse will replace it because it uses 8 guge wire to and from it.
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David, can you give me a link to show me what you mean by an ATC replacement. To me an ATC fuse is a small plug in blade fuse such as used in cars. This is what Monaco uses as a Hi Amp fuse. Looks like that but without the small red button and resetting lever. There is no way an ATC fuse will replace it because it uses 8 guge wire to and from it.

Here is a link to one source. There are others.

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Here is the bussmann page.
http://www.cooperindustries.com/cont...glasstube.html
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No can't use an ATC style fuse or ATC CB. It has to look like the one in the picture I posted because of how Monaco built the Rear Run Box and the large cables connecting to it. Thanks.
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No can't use an ATC style fuse or ATC CB. It has to look like the one in the picture I posted because of how Monaco built the Rear Run Box and the large cables connecting to it. Thanks.


ok try this link they are bussnan Marine rated.Scroll down a bit to find them.

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