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Old 04-06-2007, 06:17 AM   #1
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I have a Damon 379 W/Triton V10 that has no power to the chassis. No lights, turn key, no instruments, everything to the chassis is completely dead.

Checked engine battery voltage 12.7, check coach batteries, both good. Started the generator, tried using emergency start, nothing, still no power. Master shut off is turned on and all coach items work correctly.

I assume there is a fuse or lose wire somewhere causing a disconnection but cannot find it. Any ideas would be appreciated.

We had been using the MH the last 3 months and everything worked fine. It has only been sitting for 2 weeks.
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Old 04-06-2007, 06:17 AM   #2
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I have a Damon 379 W/Triton V10 that has no power to the chassis. No lights, turn key, no instruments, everything to the chassis is completely dead.

Checked engine battery voltage 12.7, check coach batteries, both good. Started the generator, tried using emergency start, nothing, still no power. Master shut off is turned on and all coach items work correctly.

I assume there is a fuse or lose wire somewhere causing a disconnection but cannot find it. Any ideas would be appreciated.

We had been using the MH the last 3 months and everything worked fine. It has only been sitting for 2 weeks.
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:14 AM   #3
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Welcome jpf1st to irv2
You have one other thing to check and thats the ground. You have a ground wire from the block to frame ,ground off battery to frame. The connections maybe loose or dirty clean up and reconnect with a star washer to hold in place.
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Old 04-08-2007, 04:50 AM   #4
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It sounds as though a loose connection somewhere. I would start with taking the battery cables off and cleaning them and the posts. then put back on and tighten good.

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Old 04-08-2007, 05:53 AM   #5
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Hello jpf1st,

You indicate that your master cutoff switch is on. Do you have seperate switches to disconnect the house and chassis batteries? Were the chassis batteries / battery disconnected prior to the problem? If the answer is yes on both -- then I would suspect the chassis battery disconnect solenoid is hung up. The problem you describe was fairly common on Fleetwood products in the 90's.

Hope this helps and let us know how things go.

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I believe that Roland has the answer to your problem. Defective solenoid. A very common problem with the disconnect switches.
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Another long shot, check for a fusible link from the battery to the main fuse block since everything is dead. I had that happen once.
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The problem turned out to be corrosion of the positive wire (chassis) on the battery disconnect relay in the fuse box under the hood.

There is a relay for both the coach and chassis
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JPF1ST, Thanks for the follow up we can all guess as to what it might be its good to hear final results.
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