Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Monaco Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-20-2020, 11:09 AM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by binderman View Post
we live full time in our motorhome. accidently hitting battery disconnect switch going in & out of door is a pain. is there a problem with me bypassing solenoid?
Thanks for all the suggestions. No one has said it would mess up any of my electrical wiring if I disconnect the switch totally and let the wires hang.

Anyone know why I shouldn’t do this?
binderman is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-20-2020, 01:31 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 32,187
You can do that, just tape up each one so they don't touch.
twinboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2020, 05:41 PM   #17
YC1
Senior Member
 
YC1's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: FL
Posts: 10,797
Won't hurt anything but how will you activate it when your power goes down etc or something causes the solenoid to drop out?
__________________
Certified Senior Electronic Technician, Telecommunications Engineer, Telecommunications repair Service Center Owner, Original owner HR 2008

.
YC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2020, 05:52 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 32,187
Quote:
Originally Posted by YC1 View Post
Won't hurt anything but how will you activate it when your power goes down etc or something causes the solenoid to drop out?
A 2011 MH more then likely has a latching relay. Once they latch, it takes a shot of reverse polarity to un-latch them.
twinboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2020, 09:08 AM   #19
YC1
Senior Member
 
YC1's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: FL
Posts: 10,797
Quote:
Originally Posted by twinboat View Post
A 2011 MH more then likely has a latching relay. Once they latch, it takes a shot of reverse polarity to un-latch them.
As did my 2008 but there is a chance it could get reversed in a power up/down situation. Could lead to some confusion.

Strange things happen. There are ghosts inside these walls.
__________________
Certified Senior Electronic Technician, Telecommunications Engineer, Telecommunications repair Service Center Owner, Original owner HR 2008

.
YC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2020, 10:18 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 32,187
Quote:
Originally Posted by YC1 View Post
As did my 2008 but there is a chance it could get reversed in a power up/down situation. Could lead to some confusion.

Strange things happen. There are ghosts inside these walls.
I don't believe in ghosts or gremlins.

There is always a reason.
twinboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2020, 10:52 AM   #21
Member
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Cold Lake
Posts: 44
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by binderman View Post
Thanks for all the suggestions. No one has said it would mess up any of my electrical wiring if I disconnect the switch totally and let the wires hang.

Anyone know why I shouldn’t do this?
Binderman - Bypassing the solenoid will definitely not harm your wiring in any way what so ever. Many, many owners have done this including myself.

I strongly recommend that you actually bypass the solenoid and do not disable the switch. The solenoids have a fairly high failure rate. If you just disable the switch, at some point in the future, your solenoid might fail and then you will have to bypass it anyway. I actually removed my solenoid and just used a jumper of the correct wiring size to replace it.

For those who want to argue for keeping it in service, I would ask how many times have they used the switch for it's intended purpose? If I am living in my coach, I want the 12V house circuits in service. My owners manual says the switch can be used when boondocking to conserve electricity, but I never have found it to be useful as I am quite capable of shutting off my lights when I need to!! My manual also says that it is not suitable for a battery isolation because there are many parasitic loads that the cut-off switch does not control (i.e. the inverter/converter).

Although as twinboat pointed out, it is not "officially" called a salesman's switch, that is what many owners call it because that is really the only purpose it serves. Just google "salesman switch" to see all the discussions on this subject over the years.
bjbear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2020, 08:54 AM   #22
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by binderman View Post
Thanks for all the suggestions. No one has said it would mess up any of my electrical wiring if I disconnect the switch totally and let the wires hang.

Anyone know why I shouldn’t do this?
Thanks for the replies, they were very helpful.
binderman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2020, 05:10 PM   #23
Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 39
Hello everyone,
I hope all is well. I have an electrical question, not sure who to ask.
My overseas Inverter is putting out 220V and I need 110/120, so my question is " what is the best way to achieve this? I looked in to step downs, switches etc, there are to many options.
Thank you for any advice.
Jen
Alreadygone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2020, 05:27 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 32,187
Its probably 50 cycles too.

US power is 60 cycles per second.

I would replace the inverter.
twinboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2020, 05:27 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 1,315
Alreadygone,

Recommend you start a new thread also post the model # so we could look for the manual.
__________________
New to us 2000 Monaco executive 40 500hp tag
Biljol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2020, 08:31 AM   #26
Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 39
Ok, thank you everyone.
Alreadygone is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
electric, electrical



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electrical system question David49 Freightliner Motorhome Chassis Forum 10 06-03-2011 07:25 AM
Electrical System Question Shipwreck429 Class A Motorhome Discussions 12 05-16-2011 02:46 PM
Electrical Question/Sound System BattChief Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 6 08-14-2009 02:05 AM
2004 Brave electrical system question skipsor Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 3 01-28-2007 09:22 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.