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Old 08-12-2017, 02:08 PM   #1
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HELP, no power!

As of last weekend we had power to the chassis. This weekend however I go to start the RV a couple hours ago and everything is totally 100% dead with no power going to the chassis. Batteries are good I've checked all 812 and a half fuses... that I can find. All other systems are working. We are currently living in the RV so we know everything else is funtioning correctly.

Without a schematic I am not sure where I should be looking next so I came here for suggestions.

It is a 1999 Fleetwood Southwind on a F53 chassis.
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As of last weekend we had power to the chassis. This weekend however I go to start the RV a couple hours ago and everything is totally 100% dead with no power going to the chassis. Batteries are good I've checked all 812 and a half fuses... that I can find. All other systems are working. We are currently living in the RV so we know everything else is funtioning correctly.

Without a schematic I am not sure where I should be looking next so I came here for suggestions.

It is a 1999 Fleetwood Southwind on a F53 chassis.

Salesman switch by entry?
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:10 PM   #3
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There's no power going to that switch. Right now I'm just going through with my Fluke, checking kind of blindly. It's very hard without a diagram. That's why I was hoping maybe somebody and had some where experiences and could help direct me.
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Bad ground?? Check bat. Cables.
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Check behind 12 volt fuse box .Found lose connection on mine at one time. Nothing 12 volt worked until it was tightened.
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As of last weekend we had power to the chassis. This weekend however I go to start the RV a couple hours ago and everything is totally 100% dead with no power going to the chassis. Batteries are good I've checked all 812 and a half fuses... that I can find. All other systems are working. We are currently living in the RV so we know everything else is funtioning correctly.

Without a schematic I am not sure where I should be looking next so I came here for suggestions.

It is a 1999 Fleetwood Southwind on a F53 chassis.
When you say the batteries are good what are testing them with? Just went through this myself with brand new batteries my tester (not a digital) but when put on a digital meter they were way to low to power anything.
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I'm an industrial electrician, so I have some industrial Fluke meters.

I think I might have found a bad connection but it's dark out, I'm going to have to wait until tomorrow find out.
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Well it's raining at the moment some kind of limited to what I can do. I did find a wire that was iffy, but I think it actually might have been the "cat". When I got the battery charge back up and started hooking everything back up the running lights came on and the windshield wipers came on, and the cat loves to do acrobatics all over the dash and steering wheel. We still don't have it started yet but we do have the house batteries back.
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