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Old 08-24-2005, 03:57 AM   #1
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Hi all well I thought that the 2000 Adventurer had all the bugs work out of it the last time it went in for service the dealer fixed all the small things that we had found on the shake down trip. but here is my new problem after I pick up the unit from the service dept and drove it home I set it up in the driveway to just give it the once over what I found is that when I hit the switch by the stairs for the house batterys to come on line and go over the the radio on the dash and flip the switch there to run it off of the house 12 volt system it gose dead. flip the switch so that it is back on engein bat. and it works.

Went back to the house switch and pushed it again to put them on and can hear the relay kick in but when I let go of the switch I hear it also kick out again try radio again and no go any ideas as to what I should look for It was working before the service dept fixed the other problems that I had so I know that it did work

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Hi all well I thought that the 2000 Adventurer had all the bugs work out of it the last time it went in for service the dealer fixed all the small things that we had found on the shake down trip. but here is my new problem after I pick up the unit from the service dept and drove it home I set it up in the driveway to just give it the once over what I found is that when I hit the switch by the stairs for the house batterys to come on line and go over the the radio on the dash and flip the switch there to run it off of the house 12 volt system it gose dead. flip the switch so that it is back on engein bat. and it works.

Went back to the house switch and pushed it again to put them on and can hear the relay kick in but when I let go of the switch I hear it also kick out again try radio again and no go any ideas as to what I should look for It was working before the service dept fixed the other problems that I had so I know that it did work

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Old 08-24-2005, 04:14 AM   #3
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As to the clicks, that's normal. The disconnect solenoid is shuttled from one side to the other by the momentary switch. When you release the switch the coil will disengage but the shuttle should remain in the new position and either make or break the circuit, depending upon which way you flipped the rocker switch.

I don't know how the 2000's were wired but I'm going to guess that the battery disconnect switch is connected to the batteries before the charge solenoid does. If this is the case, when the solenoid is in the OFF position, the engine's alternator cannot charge the batteries while you drive. It's possible that the shop may have run them down, then hit the disconnect, then you drove home - which would not allow the batteries to recharge while you drive. I guess another possibility could be that the dealer disconnected the ground cable from the house batteries and forgot to reconnect it before you left. I would not suspect the batteries to be bad because everything worked before you brought it in for service.
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Mark, I think Cruzer is right; -the house batteries only get charged if the House switch is on.
That said, check your house batteries with a voltmeter and be sure they're up to at least 12.0 vdc. If they're OK, look in the attery compartment for your switching solenoid (the little metal "can" that clicks when you activate the house switch). Many of them had small blade fuses on the side of the solenoid. Check the fuse(s) with a continuity tester. If your solenoid has no fuses, it could just be that the solenoid failed. Not a big deal, easy to get at RV stores (just make sure you get a constant duty one, not cheaper intermittent style).
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