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Old 02-28-2017, 10:31 PM   #1
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I parked my coach in Apache Jct in Oct/Nov thinking I would be back to spend the winter here...long story short it sat for 4 months or so not plugged in. I had everything turned off for some reason I didnt turn the battery disconnects off now I have NO power to the coach. I turn the key, coach power is there but no interior lights, not even any power to any of the control panels. I thought the solar panel would keep things somewhat charged...?...any ideas? even if the batteries were toast wouldnt I get some power when I plugged in?
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:47 PM   #2
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Sounds like your house battery parasitic drain won over the solar panels. You should get things working again when you hook up to shore power, but your house batteries may not be too happy. Draining them to nothing is not good. They will eventually charge up again hopefully, but won't have the reserve capacity they once had. Good Luck.
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:56 PM   #3
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I parked my coach in Apache Jct in Oct/Nov thinking I would be back to spend the winter here...long story short it sat for 4 months or so not plugged in. I had everything turned off for some reason I didnt turn the battery disconnects off now I have NO power to the coach. I turn the key, coach power is there but no interior lights, not even any power to any of the control panels. I thought the solar panel would keep things somewhat charged...?...any ideas? even if the batteries were toast wouldnt I get some power when I plugged in?
Yes. Depending on your coach, most have a relay that is energized when the coach's 12v power disconnect is turned on. It is a solenoid that looks like a starter solenoid for a truck. Others may know where it is on your coach. If the voltage to low to energize the solenoid, you won't get any voltage to the coach. The solenoid will have to be pulled in to get your power to the coach. Don't ask me how I know this. Let's just say that I really enjoy my new batteries.
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If you have access to an electrical outlet, even if you have to use a 15a extention cord, plug it in using adapters. It may pop the electrical outlet circuit breaker, so turn off everything inside the coach so just the inverter is runnng.


If not, you will need to jump start the generator and let it run for an extended period to bring all the batteries back. Once charged, you will need to check all the batteries as they may be bad.
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Thanks for your help I do have it charging now. I had it plugged in overnight and still wasn't charging so I found the solenoid disconnected and reconnected it and it started charging when I get back I guess it will be a good time to check my battery's. Still shocked my chassis batteries held a charge
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Solar panel on the roof? Need more info on this. Is it connected to the house or chassis batts? What size is it?
Generally, no, a small solar panel will not keep up with the parasitic draw on the coach. A larger panel, say over 150 watts it MIGHT keep up with the load. Many larger panels could "cook" the batteries if not maintained properly over 4 months.
If the house batts are dry (did you check the water levels?) not sure what would happen. But I did have problem with my Monaco years ago when a consignment company let the batts go dry. Once removed the converter did power the coach. While the dry batts were attached the converter would not power the house.
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