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Old 07-03-2022, 07:06 PM   #1
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Wonít turn over - stuck at Loves Pump #20 in Dumas Texas!

Hello. I have a 2019 Tiffin Allegro Red 340 on a PowerGlide chassis. Stopped for fuel. Filled up, got back in. Tried to start it as usual. All seems normal, but the key position to turn the starter does nothing. First position lights up the panel as usual and the heater clicking sound sounds normal, but second position results in nothing. Donít hear the solenoid engage at all. Oh, and donít get me started on getting a tow away from the pump. Going on 3 hours and CoachNet canít find anyone to tow me. UghÖ..so I sit.
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Solved!!!! While waiting over 3 hours for CoachNet, crawled under. Wire to solenoid was VERY loose. Tightened and it started right up. First break down. Not fun!!! Peace out !
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Old 07-03-2022, 07:43 PM   #3
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Glad you found the problem! Owners must realize, driving a rolling earthquake on our wonderfully smooth highways shakes connections loose continually, and make inspections every time they have a down day.
I also was stranded, in an interstate rest area. I called Good Sam ERS, a truck arrived an hour later, after another 30 minutes of searching and tightening, he found a 12V supply cable retaining nut loose on the firewall terminal block that fed the dash area.
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Old 07-04-2022, 07:27 AM   #4
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Glad you found the problem! Owners must realize, driving a rolling earthquake on our wonderfully smooth highways shakes connections loose continually, and make inspections every time they have a down day.
I also was stranded, in an interstate rest area. I called Good Sam ERS, a truck arrived an hour later, after another 30 minutes of searching and tightening, he found a 12V supply cable retaining nut loose on the firewall terminal block that fed the dash area.
So true, last summer on our return trip home from visiting our family in NE we stopped at a Charleston KOA to visit friends. Went to open the slides nothing, electric nor hydraulic didn't work. At the advice of a friend tried the G6 board extend button which opened them all up at once and it worked. But once they were open they still didn't operate so called Tiffin and I think it might've been Brett in the slide group brought me to the pack of the coach open up the G6 control load panel. He had me disconnect and reconnect several data lines and after doing a few more over the next 1/2 hr. it finally worked. He stated this is a rolling house on wheels and this is a common issue, wiring comes loose. It's a matter of finding out which one it is.
BTW OP glad you figured this out kudo's to being persistant and finding the issue.
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Any wonders why Coach Net, et al don't respond with immediacy?
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Similar situation ; my first ( of two ) starter relay failures ; had to slide under to jump the starter solenoid , through somebody else's fuel spill .

I've since wired in an emergency start button in the engine bay.
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Similar situation ; my first ( of two ) starter relay failures ; had to slide under to jump the starter solenoid , through somebody else's fuel spill .

I've since wired in an emergency start button in the engine bay.
So smart!!!
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Thankfully it was something simple, I had to change a starter in an RV park last December by the beach at Galveston.
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Similar situation ; my first ( of two ) starter relay failures ; had to slide under to jump the starter solenoid , through somebody else's fuel spill .

I've since wired in an emergency start button in the engine bay.
Why, did your only screwdriver melt from the starting current when you jumpered the solenoid?
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Why, did your only screwdriver melt from the starting current when you jumpered the solenoid?

ONLY SCREWDRIVER ,

Mostly ; didn't enjoy sliding through the diesel spill , and the fact DW wouldn't let me back into the coach without stripping .

This photo is my " rapid response " 12 volt electrical kit .
For my full tool box , I'd need a 4x8 sheet of plywood and a wide angle lens .
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Thank you for the update they are important for those who may do a search of the subject in the future.
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Solved!!!! While waiting over 3 hours for CoachNet, crawled under. Wire to solenoid was VERY loose. Tightened and it started right up. First break down. Not fun!!! Peace out !
Oh what a relief it must have been!
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and the fact DW wouldn't let me back into the coach without stripping .
Gee, that must have gone over well in a truck stop !!
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Gee, that must have gone over well in a truck stop !!
YA THINK ; had to do the same on the back porch at home anytime I came home smelling of diesel from work ( which was way to often ) .
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