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Old 07-28-2021, 10:55 PM   #1
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My new Class A RV "The Beast"

I recently acquired this beast which I aptly named "The Beast" it is a 1989 Sportscoach Cross Country LS. It does have water damage that I am going to fix along with some delamination and a crack near the wheel in the fiberglass. The roof is horrid it has so quite a bit of damage to it, it used to have a rubber roof but it's more like paint peeling up now. Which is how it got water damage in the first place. The Model I got off a metal tag is C 31 MB.

I will be posting progress pictures of all that I do to The Beast so if anyone would like to keep apprised of the current situation check back here. I will need some info and help from ya'll on a couple different things so any help would be greatly appreciated.

One thing I need to know is why I don't have any power to the coach, I don't have a coach battery, but I do have it plugged into electric. When I say I don't have power, I have power to the outlets, but nothing else. No power to the lights or the microwave, or the range hood, or the leveling jacks, and such. If anyone knows what might be the cause of that I would appreciate it. I did check the Breakers and they were all switched on.
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All of those items likely run through your inverter -- do you have an inverter?
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Old 07-29-2021, 11:22 AM   #3
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All of those items likely run through your inverter -- do you have an inverter?
If you're talking about the box with the Breakers then yes. I'll have to snap a Pic of it in a little while and post it here.
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Old 07-29-2021, 12:21 PM   #4
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I would imagine it could only help if you had some kind of battery hooked up. Wires hanging and connected to nothing can only complicate troubleshooting.
Not familiar with your exact coach but I doubt you have an inverter. Pretty sure you have a converter through. Mine has a 110 volt plug in like cord for a lamp in your house that plugs into a regular outlet on the coach. It then provides 12 volts to the coach when you are plugged into shore power. Mine is pretty old and makes a whining buzz noise the entire time it's on. Doesn't seem to hurt it but you can sure tell when it is active.
I think you have multiple issues. Some of them are twelve volts DC and some, like the microwave are 110 volt AC.
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I would imagine it could only help if you had some kind of battery hooked up. Wires hanging and connected to nothing can only complicate troubleshooting.
Not familiar with your exact coach but I doubt you have an inverter. Pretty sure you have a converter through. Mine has a 110 volt plug in like cord for a lamp in your house that plugs into a regular outlet on the coach. It then provides 12 volts to the coach when you are plugged into shore power. Mine is pretty old and makes a whining buzz noise the entire time it's on. Doesn't seem to hurt it but you can sure tell when it is active.
I think you have multiple issues. Some of them are twelve volts DC and some, like the microwave are 110 volt AC.
Yeah, maybe that's what it is, is a converter not an inverter I forget which is which sometimes and mix them up. I will be able to post a Pic in about a half hour of it.
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Here is the pictures.

Also as a side note, the converter does not buzz or make any noise whatsoever. I noticed there was a fan in the bottom and it doesn't even turn on. Oh and the last Pic shows the disconnected wire.
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Not a setup I'm familiar with but looks like a converter that would at least hum when on.
First thing I'd do would be turn on all those breakers.
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Not a setup I'm familiar with but looks like a converter that would at least hum when on.
First thing I'd do would be turn on all those breakers.
I should have mentioned that I have turned all the Breakers on and it still did nothing. I only have them turned off now, so as to not have any mishaps in case something were to short out.
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Interior lights are commonly 12 volt, same with the leveling jacks. The are multiple batteries for the coach. The engine battery for starting and then there are house batteries for powering interior lights, water pump, fans etc.
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Okay so I ordered a roof kit after replacing all the old rotten soaked wood on the outside of the roof, as well as half of the inside. Here are some pictures from what I did. It isn't a perfect job, there are some air bubbles but I am by no means a professional, I did what I could with it.
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That looks like a big tough job. It looks like it came out pretty good.
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You have more energy than I do. A lot of work ahead of you but when done I'm sure it will be satisfying as well.
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It was a pain to do, I have put linoleum down before without bubbles and I nearly succeeded with the roof, it's the first time I've ever done a EPDM roof before. It's water tight though so some bubbles don't bother me one bit. The flap on the left side is part of the roofing blowing up the excess bit that I just cut off today.
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