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Old 03-11-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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Having another problem with our coach. We are not getting power to our starter, instrument panel, steps..could it be a fuse and if so where would it be located. Batteries are fully charged. Can any one help with this? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:37 PM   #2
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Have you checked your battery disconnect switch?
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I suspect all the stuff you noted are run off the chassis battery - is it charged. Do other DC items in the coach work? Often chassis batteries don't get charged from shore power unless your system has the appropriate charging system. Many do not.
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Having another problem with our coach. We are not getting power to our starter, instrument panel, steps..could it be a fuse and if so where would it be located. Batteries are fully charged. Can any one help with this? Thanks in advance for your help.
The batteries are showing as fully charged, just no power to the Front of coach........including what was in my post and also the jacks not mentioned in my post. Does any one do house calls. Grrrrrrr
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I believe the "battery charged" is only indicating house battery status. Jacks are also likely run off the chassis battery. I suspect your chassis battery is discharged or disconnected. Many coaches are not configured to charge the chassis battery when charging house batteries. Mine did not until I changed that.
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This MH would be charging chassis battery on shore power. I suspect the chassis battery ground. Do you have someone who can trace the negative battery cable to see if its loose , disconnected or covered in corrosion ?
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This MH would be charging chassis battery on shore power. I suspect the chassis battery ground. Do you have someone who can trace the negative battery cable to see if its loose , disconnected or covered in corrosion ?
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Neither my Monaco Diplomat and my current Libero charge the chassis battery on shore power until I made some changes. The Libero would charge the chassis battery while on Generator.

But your suggestion to check grounds is indeed a good idea, But are you certain Peggyann's coach setup will charge chassis batteries while on shore power? I am not familiar with that coach.
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FW's have been dual charging for a number of years .At least 2005. I believe.
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Correction. This is a 2001. I looked at some of her previous posts. However , I still believe the chassis battery will charge on shore power .
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Having another problem with our coach. We are not getting power to our starter, instrument panel, steps..could it be a fuse and if so where would it be located. Batteries are fully charged. Can any one help with this? Thanks in advance for your help.
Would the starter solenoid cause this problem by sticking. We have tapped it several times with no luck. Again the batteries are showing fully charged.
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Correction. This is a 2001. I looked at some of her previous posts. However , I still believe the chassis battery will charge on shore power .
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Thanks for the update, you have knowlege on that particular coach that I do not have, but we have both zeroed in on the chassis battery as the cause. Discharged or disconnected (meaning via a bad connection or a switch) are the most likely areas to look at.

I suspect that coach does not have an emergency start button because that would be the first thing to try.

Good luck Peggyann - please keep us posted on your findings. If you have a voltmeter, check the voltage across your chassis battery.
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I just called FW to verify. Since around 1996 they started connecting the two batteries ( coach and chassis ) via the auxiliary start solenoid in the battery control center ( BCC ). Since the op's battery is charged , as I stated above , I would check the ground connection.
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Having another problem with our coach. We are not getting power to our starter, instrument panel, steps..could it be a fuse and if so where would it be located. Batteries are fully charged. Can any one help with this? Thanks in advance for your help.
Problem not solved, I guess tomorrow is another day. Like my DH said, glad this happened in our driveway and not on our first night out in a Wal Mart parking lot..Will keep you posted.
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Problem not solved, I guess tomorrow is another day. Like my DH said, glad this happened in our driveway and not on our first night out in a Wal Mart parking lot..Will keep you posted.
Once again thank you for all you help. Turned out TO BE the chassis battery just as suggested, we are now up and running. Love this forum!!!!!
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