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Old 09-29-2018, 11:57 AM   #1
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Damon chassis battery no power

I have a 2000 Damon Intruder Ford F53 chassis ..parked 1 week went to restart 12 volt power no dash nothing! ..Battery IS fully charged checked all cables Anyone have ideas where to look ..what to check . Thanks...( lucky its in my driveway )
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Is there a chassis battery cutoff switch that needs to be turned on?
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Old 09-29-2018, 12:40 PM   #3
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Is there a chassis battery cutoff switch that needs to be turned on?
no cutoff switch never had a problem before?
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Is it in park? We've seen it before.
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Is it in park? We've seen it before.
NO 12 volt power no lights no dash gauges horn fans anything nothing from chassis battery works everything from coach battery works as should hoped someone has had same problem .thanks....
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Take a pocket knife and with the headlight switch on use it to push between the battery cable end and the post even though it does not look of feel loose it will tell you if no contact is made. Do it on both the positive and neg. terminal if possible. If they are designed so this is difficult to do then remove them and brush with metal bristle brush and replace.

There is a coating that can form on snug, but not tight, contacts that will insulate the contact points from each other. Especially if left unused for a time.

As a further test you can check the battery for voltage to be sure it is not discharged and if it is then look at the battery separator circuit for a similar problem and check its solenoid.

Battery not starting the motor and not even able to turn on lights could be two totally different situations.

Hope this helps
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I don't know your coach so these comments may not apply.

Do you see 12 volts on the battery terminals when the key is turned to start or does the battery voltage drop?

Do you see 12 volts measured from chassis ground to the positive post of the chassis battery?

Follow the negative battery lead and make sure it is firmly attached to the chassis.

Follow the positive battery lead and look for heavy fuse. If you find one check for 12 volts on the far side of the fuse. There may be a 300 AMP Forklift Fuse (or similar) in the primary circuit that has blown. Sometimes there will be a 300 AMP cap shaped fuse on the positive battery terminal.

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Problem solved I found it myself thanks anyway!
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Problem solved I found it myself thanks anyway!
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Problem solved I found it myself thanks anyway!
Oh come on Grumpy....you started this, so you have to tell us what it was so we all can learn. You can't just go home. It's the rules.
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Oh come on Grumpy....you started this, so you have to tell us what it was so we all can learn. You can't just go home. It's the rules.
well it was not any of those silly replys I got.. it was loose a wire on starter solenoid after I found it mounted on frame they do like to hide things...
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