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Old 05-15-2021, 02:13 PM   #1
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Numerous electrical problems

Pulled coach out of storage 3 weeks ago and would not start without boost. Customer service suggested solenoid since batteries a year old. Ordered and got recently but not installed waiting to get to another location. Batteries charging when driving and I turn them off when stopped. Today plugged into 50amps, got heater module fault. Started generator and cleared fault. Toilet stopped flushing. If I start the engine all the actuators on cargo doors start chattering. Interior lights flickering. House batteries also year old and agms.
Any assistance would be appreciated. I am not electrically inclined.
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Old 05-15-2021, 05:28 PM   #2
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Need to check all battery connections and especially grounds.
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Old 05-15-2021, 09:37 PM   #3
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Tom, thank you for the reply. Strange but found 3 cables off of one of the house batteries. I have never seen this before since owning 7 coaches.
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Old 05-16-2021, 10:29 AM   #4
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Tom, thank you for the reply. Strange but found 3 cables off of one of the house batteries. I have never seen this before since owning 7 coaches.
When you say "off" do you mean disconnected or 3 wires landed on one post?
They are hooked in series so 2 = 12V. How many batteries do you have in that bank - 4? 6? 8?
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I have 8 batteries and 3 cables were totally disconnected. Could not find the bolt or lock washer initially. After searching the compartment, found and reattached cables and bolted down again. I also found another cable loose. I will monitor from now on.
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Old 05-17-2021, 07:22 AM   #6
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Did you have your coach stored 'professionally?' By that I mean, did you drop it off at one of those non-self service storage outfits that you cannot drive and park your rig yourself? It would be highly unlikely that three cables would just jump off their poles by themselves - unless you are doing a bunch of high speed, off road RV'ing. Maybe they routinely disconnect the batteries for their clients to avoid discharge?
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Old 05-17-2021, 07:58 AM   #7
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Coach was pulled into covered storage by myself. All bays were locked.
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I had to put star washers to keep my cables from coming loose, i do have dielectric grease on them for corrosion preventative. I think with the grease on there, vibration from the nearby diesel motor was loosening them, no issues after the washers.
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Thanks, I will give them a try. I have AGM's so no grease.
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