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No elec, or battery lights star marlow 9-7-15  
I need help, I bought a 1985 chevy rockwood
Motor home, 33 ft, 454.
When I bought it Gen worked and fridge lit up
But now Gen won't run, no battery lights, or elec in plugs., I can't find the switch, to switch from elec to battery, or to propane.
Please help me, this is so frustrating, I bought this rv to enjoy what life I have.
Thank u, ASAP
Re: no elec, or battery lights BUBBA THE BUS TECH 9-10-15  
You need to find out why your 12 volt supply is dead.

Battery not charging is my guess.

Most of these are set up so that the batteries have to have a minimum voltage to connect the battery to supply the RV power, and i will lay dollars to donuts the RV power supply called a converter is not working, thus the dead battery. Kind of one of those round and round problems.

So plug in your Motor Home. If the 12 volt things don't work then the converter is faulty. Things that should work, Lights, Fridge, Furnace etc.

Once that is fixed trickel charge house batteries it only takes an hour or so then the converter will auto hook up and charge them, that park takes 4 or 5 days to a full charge.xqnr3
Re: no elec, or battery lights RVTech 9-12-15  
I would check the fuses first before buying a new converter.
My suspicion is that there is a main fuse blown around the generator somewhere. I run into this all the time, just fixed one the other day, if the converter was out you will still have a voltage feed coming to it. Check around the generator compartment and generally look for a plastic box mounted to the wall. There will be a lot of fuses in there, if they are good, look for your battery feeds to the coach and main battery, these sometimes have a huge inline fuse block that is about 700 Amp and it is possible it is blown, also look where the main coach battery is under the hood and there are solenoids that have the same type of fuse that connects the main and the emergency start, that can be blown. You can check the converter with a meter and it should be putting out between 13.5 and 14.2 volts, anything higher than this then the converter is fried.
Hope this helps you out.
RVTech
Re: no elec, or battery lights Toby T.N.A. servicing 11-24-15  
My brother has had the same problem with his allegro bay he has a Onan generator on it. It had multi problems with it batt ground wire on front batt had bad connection at frame gen had bad solenoid and bad conn on back batteries I might be able to walk you through it over the phone but i'm afraid with out having it in front of me you are going to find a shop it shouldn't cost more than $200.00 to get it fixed my bill would be that or less likely $50-$100 but its not in front of me either my number is 308-389-1777 ill try to help
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