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Old 02-15-2015, 08:50 AM   #1
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Help with Battery Disconnect Solenoid

I have a 2005 Sportscoach Cross Country that I need help with, the solenoid/relay that the "Salesman" switch or disconnect switch activates needs replaced, when I bought the coach the relay was shot and someone had bypassed it with a jumper wire and I asked Camping World to replace it, they had trouble finding a replacement for it and tried installing an Intellitec brand solenoid and they will not work with this setup, they require a momentary rocker switch that springs back to a neutral position, this unit is equipped with a SPST rocker switch, push one direction it is ON, push other side it is OFF.
Can anyone help me with finding a replacement, I have contacted Coachmen/Forest River and they are having a hard time finding what was installed back in 2005.
I spoke with Intellitec and they don't make one that will work with out rewireing from back of coach to "salesman" switch.
Was hoping someone had a similar setup and could find me a make and model # on their solenoid.
I understant this switch does not kill all battery functions, and I really have never needed it but I really like keeping all OEM stuff operational for resale and simplicity, I can't stand buying stuff that someone has hobnobbed together.
Sorry this is so long, just kind of exhaused all resources.
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:57 AM   #2
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I can't imagine not using a latching relay for the function you mention. My 2000 MH even used a latching relay. Anyway, google DELCO 1114218 and see if this is what you need. Also try COLE HERSEE 24059. Maybe.
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Old 02-15-2015, 12:26 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response bubbles, I completely agree about the latching relay, that would be logical, but I believe you need a DPDT switch and mine is equipped with an SPST switch, will check out the two relays you mentioned, just wish Coachmen/Forest River could have given me a little more info to go on, they don't seem to be able to find any info on what they installed back than, they can give me what they use now but wouldn't guarantee that it would work for my application.
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Old 08-24-2015, 12:51 PM   #4
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RE: Battery Disconnect Solenoid

Just stumbled across this post, and wondering if you ever had resolution to your problem, I have a 2005 Cross Country se 376DS and this weekend when I took her out of storage for a little exercise, I noticed the batter disconnect switch felt like it was jammed and vary difficult to depress, thus no 12volt power to the house. However I could use the main batteries to start the generator and everything functions from the generator correctly.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 08-24-2015, 03:20 PM   #5
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STANFSU, after 3 months of Camping World trying to figure it out and me trying to call the manufacturer, and several companies that make disconnect solenoids. They installed an Intellitec one and nearly started a fire, got so hot melted the B.I.R.D relay that was mounted above it. I finally gave up and told them to install a manual one in place of the solenoid so I could get my unit back and use it.
Sorry not much help, but if you figure any thing out I would like to hear about it, or if you can read a make and model on your disconnect solenoid I would love to have that info.
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Isolating relay info

FunHaus, So for my situation, the problem was as a simple switch. The switch you reference above is called an SPST Mom-On/Off, and I managed to track down the current iteration of this item. BTW it's also used in other locations in the coach so I ordered an extra for my kit. Here's the info from amazon: JR Products #12705 Black SPST Mom-On/Off Switch
If it helps here's the information from my relay:
  • Manufacturer: INTELLITEC
  • Manufacturer's Product Number: 779000612
Here's a link to a site that sells it and has a good description:
BIG BOY Intellitec

I'm going to try and post pictures of my setup. I'm wondering if when camping world tried to fix yours, they used the cheaper model of this, this one is meant for heavy applications and at $200 it better be, while the other version is only $60.

Good luck
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Old 09-01-2015, 06:45 PM   #7
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I have one of those relays also. the problem in my coach was on the other side of the coach opposite of the battery bay, in the bay with the converter, inverter and disconnect solenoid the solenoid is mounted directly below the B.I.R.D relay. My switch an panel look exactly like yours but my switch was allowing power to remain on at the disconnect solenoid and it got so hot it melted it and the BIRD relay.
I gave up, one of these days when I have more time I might dive into it again.
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