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RE: SOLVED & updated: Any mechanical/electrical genius out there

No reason to run a separate start button. Just find the wire that is supposed to start the thing, cut and splice a new wire where you are getting good voltage immediately and run it to the starter terminal. Of course this is not the heavy starter cable I am referring to. The solenoid that kicks in and sends the heavy current to the starter of course. I seem to have an open wire on my RV as of a couple of days ago. Chasing it is all but impossible without my Fox and Hound tracing device. Your description sure sounds like a lazy relay/poor contact. If your signal passes through one of those relays shown in your picture try removing them one at a time to see if it PREvents the engine from turning over. If you find one that does, swap it with one of the others that has the same part number.
YC 1 09/02/14 08:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Batteries, dimming lights, etc.

Ok, before throwing the baby out with the bath water it is obvious you are a confident techno savvy person,. Just being able to post that picture here proves it. This is a very simple system. That box sends charging voltage to the batteries. It is just a garden faucet and the wires are just hoses to deliver the water to the batteries. The area you show is all 12 volts and will not shock you. It is safe to take all the measurements you want in the area. Post back your measurements and this should get sorted out quickly. Two or three measurements will tell the story. At this point you should buy a cheap digital multimeter and look at you tube videos on how to run one,. Very simple and not intimidating at all after a quick three minute lesson. Measure the voltage on the large red wires. Write the voltage measurement downs and do not rely on memory. Use the metal case for your black lead of the meter. Now measure the voltage across the large battery terminals. Put your test probes on the center of the posts and not the connectors. The voltage should be 13.5 or so. That is, the voltage at the converter should be within a volt of the battery voltage. Your intermittent situation is probably due to a loose wire or perhaps a bad thermal breaker near the battery. Simple enough to chase with a voltmeter. Getting measurements before tightening screw etc will give you confidence once you find the hole in the hose. Twelve volts has very little push/pressure and simply cannot push past any loose connections.
YC 1 08/31/14 10:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Induction quality

My nu waves have been working for a couple of years. They will not run on my modified sine wave inverter. Nice to be able to move them around the counter to optimize work space.
YC 1 08/31/14 10:27am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: SOLVED & updated: Any mechanical/electrical genius out there

I too would park the test light at this time. You need solid voltage information now. Could easily be a ground. Start right at your starter solenoid. If you have a smaller relay driving the starter solenoid you need to measure voltage on all four terminals or the metal housing if there isn't four terminals. Drag your shoreline cord around and use the ground lead so you will have the same reference while taking any measurements. One trick on a sloppy fuse holder is to twist the fuse legs a bit. With all of this my question is do you hear any clunking near the engine area every time you turn the key or only when it decides to engage? If you hear any solenoids clunking and no engine cranking that is where I would start with voltage measurements.
YC 1 08/31/14 10:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lassen Area Campground recommendation

Childs Meadows
YC 1 08/29/14 04:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Microwave makes strange static sound????

Sounds should not be coming from it. Perhaps a critter is in the external exhaust pipe if you have one. In any case I would unplug it immediately. If the sound goes away, so does the microwave. I'm an ET. Electronic tech that is. Not an alien.
YC 1 08/25/14 10:00am Tech Issues
RE: Over the door awning

awning motor What year is your rv? The Amazon part shown I am told is not the correct picture but the part is supposed to be correct. I have one that should arrive late today and will confirm if it will fit yours. If you PM me with your e-mail I will send several PDF's with detailed instructions. I have spent about a week trying to chase down the part. The end of the motor has a plastic gear that shatters. The newer motors have been redesigned.
YC 1 08/22/14 07:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inverter Mystery

If absolutely no AC outlets are working then it cannot be the inverter unless all of them were on the inverted circuit. You appear to have an OPEN, versus a SHORT. A short will cause a breaker to trip. An open is just that, an open circuit not allowing electricity to flow. Not having a schematic for your coach I would take some informational voltage readings. Inside your AC panel I would see if voltage is coming in on the main breaker as well as getting output on the breakers. Again, not knowing your system it could be a transfer panel box not working.
YC 1 08/21/14 05:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Paint / Clearcoat Recommendation - South Texas

Some 600 grit wet paper to lightly remove the clear and then rattle can clear coat worked well for me.
YC 1 08/21/14 10:18am Tech Issues
RE: Trombetta solenoid (battery disconnect)

Bukzin, yes the one under the driver is the Salesman solenoid/switch. Only recently did I bypass mine after accidently bumping the switch leaving the RV. This controls the AC's so they will not turn on and in the event our fur babies are left inside I wanted to sure they could never ever bump the switch. If you want to learn how the solenoid systems work do a search for BIRD and enjoy reading for hours. Nice to know stuff actually.
YC 1 08/21/14 10:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trombetta solenoid (battery disconnect)

I own the same rv and am intimately familiar with the solenoid and the operation of the BIRD circuit,. If you are saying that the voltage on one of the large terminals is lower than the other terminal when there is voltage on the purple wire and 0 volts on the other little terminal then the solenoid is shot and is very common. I have replaced mine twice. I took mine apart to see what the issue was. Green and gooey inside mine. It was only a year old. They get very hot to the touch so be careful if it has been plugged in a long time. Order a new one and get the one with silver contacts for better life. If you want to read all about it for a couple of days I can send you to some very long threads on the subject. It is a simple dumb relay. Works or does not work. Simple. To clarify, I am referring to the solenoid in the battery compartment. The same suggestion applies to solenoid in the compartment below the driver. The large solenoid is on the back wall between the battery banks.
YC 1 08/20/14 12:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Installing a Bidet Seat in your RV

That's what the trash can is for!!....after u wipe good with TP, the amount of poop u get on a wet wipe is almost nothing!..wrap it up in TP and toss in trash. Yes, that's one alternative. Or I could simply use the bidet and not worry about the wet wipes at all or filling the trash can with used wet wipes. The bidet seems easier with less consumables than wet wipes.Still not getting this. So you use this thing after #2 vs toilet paper. I can't see how this actually does the job, and if it does indeed do the job - and does it well, what happens to the residual water when you get dressed again? Or is there an air dryer associated with this thing? Or do you walk out with a wet spot? If not I would equate it with washing your hands but not drying them. Not trying to be wise @$$ - enquiring minds would like to know... Yes indeed, on high quality devices they do have a fan. The one I suggested does not of course and does not cost $$$. TP to dry or wait a few seconds to drip dry.
YC 1 08/20/14 12:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Inverter Mystery

On some Inverter/Converters there are AC circuit breakers for the inverted outlets. You should be able to measure AC voltage at the inverter by removing a safety cover. In short, AC may run to the inverter/converter and pass through when not inverting. When Shoreline is gone the inverter kicks in and supplies power via a circuit breaker path. After reading your symptoms again I'm thinking your shoreline outlet breaker popped, then your inverter ran the rest of the night and your batteries were run down to the point the heavy load of the coffee pot put it into a shutoff mode.
YC 1 08/20/14 12:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trombetta solenoid (battery disconnect)

I own the same rv and am intimately familiar with the solenoid and the operation of the BIRD circuit,. If you are saying that the voltage on one of the large terminals is lower than the other terminal when there is voltage on the purple wire and 0 volts on the other little terminal then the solenoid is shot and is very common. I have replaced mine twice. I took mine apart to see what the issue was. Green and gooey inside mine. It was only a year old. They get very hot to the touch so be careful if it has been plugged in a long time. Order a new one and get the one with silver contacts for better life. If you want to read all about it for a couple of days I can send you to some very long threads on the subject. It is a simple dumb relay. Works or does not work. Simple.
YC 1 08/19/14 08:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inverter Mystery

On some Inverter/Converters there are AC circuit breakers for the inverted outlets. You should be able to measure AC voltage at the inverter by removing a safety cover. In short, AC may run to the inverter/converter and pass through when not inverting. When Shoreline is gone the inverter kicks in and supplies power via a circuit breaker path.
YC 1 08/19/14 08:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Max watts for inverter at idle on 150 amp alternator?

Your battery will carry the load for microwave use and the long run from the engine to the trailer battery would not carry the load. Meaning the light wire and length would not supply the full output of the alternator even running full tilt. Leaving it idle should be ok but there is a chance you may pop the charge line fuse. Just run your microwave for lunch, then drive away while the battery refills. Or if you have a mind to you could mount an inverter under the hood (lots of room ha ha), and then the full alternator output would be available.
YC 1 08/19/14 11:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel pump voltage?

Ditto on the float level. On mine voltage did not go to the tank pump until the engine started on my 89 vehicle. Threw me a bit too.
YC 1 08/18/14 08:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: antenna coax boot

Scotch 33 or 88 (electrical tape) will do the trick nicely and last for longer than the mh will be on the road.
YC 1 08/17/14 10:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Installing a Bidet Seat in your RV

There is a plastic arm that sandwiches under the seat bolt on the right and a spacer to level the left side. Since my seat was not compatible due to design I cut the end off where it would normally be bolted. This leaves a flat arm that you can double side tape or Velcro to the top edge of the bowl just below the seat. As to how to plumb it. I ran a hose to where I located the water heater for the biffy, and tied into a water line there.
YC 1 08/17/14 10:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: HANDY TOOL to carry

It is amazing how often I use mine. With a couple of different blade selections it is a great tool.
YC 1 08/17/14 11:40am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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