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Old 02-20-2020, 06:41 PM   #1
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Exclamation HELP!!!Shut off and now nothing, no lights nada nothing

A year ago traveling through the DC area, I pulled into Camperworld, shut my RV off and when I came out it wouldn't start. Here is what I know. When you turn the key it will do nothing, not one light, sound or anything anywhere in the RV. I Recently just replaced the two 6volt deep cycle batteries and the battery under the hood. No dash lights no 12 RV anything inside. Camping world was booked out 6 months but they did spend 2.5 hours with no success and no ideas as to what it could be. I towed it to another RV shop who does not do Chassis or under the engine work, but they looked at it for a couple hours with no success as well. the 12 volt system was not working off of batteries before this either. The only way the 12 volt would work was if it was plugged into shore power. there were a few times that it wouldn't switch back to 12 volt power prior to that either after being unplugged. there was random clicking noises being made from the relay box under the hood as it was plugged into shore power too. I also had issues with the generator not switching back and forth well from generator to 12 volt. I have paid for storage for a year. I live across the US, and I ended up buying another RV since I travel and live in it full time. I am open to suggestions or any mechanics in the DC area that travel. I am handy and can do most anything if I know what it could be. Thank you ahead of time for any help. it is a 1998 Damon Intruder class A 36' with a 440 ford chassis.
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Old 02-20-2020, 07:00 PM   #2
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Sounds to me like there's a major ground connection that's not making good contact somewhere on the frame.
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:38 PM   #3
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I think you've lost a ground.
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Old 02-21-2020, 06:37 PM   #4
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Sounds as if on shorepower it was just supplying 12v from the battery charger side (converter) of the inverter. You have a battery fuse/relay/ disconnect switch that is bad or a bad ground. Use some long jumper cables and start jumpering the ground from the batteries to the chassis. Then try the hot to the other side of your main batt fuse or relay.
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Power check

Quick check your 12 volt battery is charged. Next turn on ignition switch and headlights. Check and see if there is any voltage between negative battery terminal to frame. If you read a voltage over .2 volt your ground cable needs to be replaced. If you read nothing good chance your positive cable is the issue
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