Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-26-2015, 05:10 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Shelby twp, MI
Posts: 197
Help....again! Electrical issues

Once more we're trying to use our coach and once more we are having problems. Pulled into the campground and started to set-up. Slide won't extend, awning won't go out, generator won't start and the radio is out.
Lights work, A/C works (thanks God!!!), TVs work, fridge works.
No breakers tripped, checked fuse box (two in stepwell and one under hood)
If someone has any ideas, please jump in, else drive home tomorrow. put it in storage until Goshen
__________________

__________________
Ed & Gay
Mini-Schnauzers Dora & Mabel
(Phoebe, in our hearts)
2014 Forester 3051s
2013 Fiat 500 Sport
Workin on my Curmudgeon badge
rapiniii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2015, 05:12 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
markb5900's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Missouri
Posts: 649
You have a problem on the 12v side of things.
Can't help you more than that. SORRY
__________________

__________________
Mark B
2015 32 Foot Rockwood 8289WS 5th Wheel
2017 GMC 3/4 Ton TV
markb5900 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2015, 05:50 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,254
The items you mention not working run directly off the coach batteries. The lights, A/C, etc., can run variously off the shore line on 110 volts or through the convertor even if the coach batteries are dead or have a bad connection. Check your coach batteries and cables. Try starting the chassis engine and see if the awning extends and if the generator will start. If so, you may have bad coach batteries, bad cables or connections, or maybe a bad battery disconnect switch. Check the cable connections on the back of the battery control center (outside). They are exposed and could corrode. Be careful. Remove the battery cables from the coach batteries AND the chassis battery before you work on any cable connections. They all come together on the back of the BCC.
__________________
RamblerGuy
2011 Sunseeker 3100
1997 Pathfinder Toad
RamblerGuy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2015, 06:00 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Shelby twp, MI
Posts: 197
Quote:
Originally Posted by RamblerGuy View Post
The items you mention run directly off the coach batteries. The lights, etc., can run off the shore line on 110 volts or through the convertor. Check your coach batteries and cables. Try starting the chassis engine. The battery
Checked coach & chassis batteries. Started engine.

Nothing.
__________________
Ed & Gay
Mini-Schnauzers Dora & Mabel
(Phoebe, in our hearts)
2014 Forester 3051s
2013 Fiat 500 Sport
Workin on my Curmudgeon badge
rapiniii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2015, 06:11 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,254
Sounds like you have a bad battery cable or connection. Maybe several.

On our Sunseeker the items you mentioned not working are all powered from the BCC. I'd disconnect all the batteries, remove all the cable connections and look for corroded connections. If you are using a voltmeter to troubleshoot, be aware that a connection could be dirty and still show voltage across it but not have a connection good enough to carry current.
__________________
RamblerGuy
2011 Sunseeker 3100
1997 Pathfinder Toad
RamblerGuy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2015, 06:19 PM   #6
2012 Solera
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 986
I believe the items you listed as not working are the items on our Solera that will still work with the battery disconnect turned "off". Believe there is an interlock on (at least) the slideout which does not allow it to operate with the coach ignition/engine on. Not sure if there are other interlocks.
So - I would look for issues between the battery and the disconnect switch. Corroded battery terminal? - someone recently reported such a problem causing his slideout, I believe, not to work. Battery can test good, but corrosion can keep sufficient current from flowing to operate higher current drain items. Blown in-line fuse before the disconnect switch? Bad connection on the disconnect switch input from the battery?
Just some thoughts as to where I would look.

Good Luck -

Jim
__________________
JLeising
2012 Solera "S"
Calif SF Bay Area
JLeising is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2015, 09:19 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 956
When you checked the battery did you check voltages or how did you do it? This issue could be tricky because the battery wiring is different depending on if you have a Progressive Dynamics converter or not. If your disconnect switch is open or failed the older style converter will powerup everything but the DC loads tied directly to the battery which don't seem to be working now. It also will not charge the batteries if the switch is open or failed. Starting the engine should also charge and powerup the battery circuit but I don't recall whether it goes thru the switch. I don't have my drawings to review with me. Even if the engine alternator charge circuit is tied directly to the chassis battery I'm not sure the BCC would close in on a dead or internally shorted battery
__________________
ATVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2015, 07:48 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Shelby twp, MI
Posts: 197
Thanks everyone!
I was going to call a mobile service this morning, but I'll wait until we get back home. The dog is not doing good, so we have get her back to the vet.
__________________
Ed & Gay
Mini-Schnauzers Dora & Mabel
(Phoebe, in our hearts)
2014 Forester 3051s
2013 Fiat 500 Sport
Workin on my Curmudgeon badge
rapiniii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2015, 07:58 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,254
Sorry you didn't get your problem resolved.

I forgot to mention that you must unplug the shoreline before you work on the batteries and cables because the convertor would be supplying 12 volts, too.

Please post the fix for your problem so the rest of us can learn more.

Thanks
__________________
RamblerGuy
2011 Sunseeker 3100
1997 Pathfinder Toad
RamblerGuy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2015, 08:02 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Shelby twp, MI
Posts: 197
Quote:
Originally Posted by RamblerGuy View Post
Sorry you didn't get your problem resolved.

I forgot to mention that you must unplug the shoreline before you work on the batteries and cables because the convertor would be supplying 12 volts, too.

Please post the fix for your problem so the rest of us can learn more.

Thanks
I'll update as soon as I get her fixed.
__________________

__________________
Ed & Gay
Mini-Schnauzers Dora & Mabel
(Phoebe, in our hearts)
2014 Forester 3051s
2013 Fiat 500 Sport
Workin on my Curmudgeon badge
rapiniii is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
electric, electrical

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:08 AM.