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 7/10/2008 6:57 AM
 
Went out to my 99 National Tradewind DP, 2000W Heart Freedom inverter, 4 6v and 2 12v batts plugged in in my driveway. Turned on the batt disconnect sw, Nothing.
Get out the digital VM. Batts are fully charged, all of them. Take the sw panel off. Power to the sw. Disconnect the sw. Sw works good.
Apparently the solenoid is not working. Normally you can hear it click. Does anyone know where this solenoid would be located?

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 7/10/2008 9:22 AM
 
I'm not sure just what Batteries you are talking about . If they are the house Batts then what solenoid are you speaking of? Starter is on another Batt. I'm not up anymore on all the models etc. Trace the Batt cable and it should lead you to the starter solenoid. If your start Batt. is up then I'd look for dirty/loose connections Gary Home is where you park it

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 7/10/2008 9:30 AM
 
Ours is located with the converter and transfer switch in the same bay.
It looks like a small vacuum can with big brass nuts on the side.
This is on a Newmar and as you know they all are different.
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 7/10/2008 10:10 AM
 
Mine is located under the bed in the back. This is a 2000 Riata DP. It looks like what John Churn said. Good luck.
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 7/10/2008 1:09 PM
 
John Churn....
Your comment sounds (second paragraph) like something Jesse Jackson might have said! LOL
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 7/10/2008 3:18 PM
 
Sorry I wasn't clear. Inside the front door is a panel with a bunch of rocker/on-off switches. one of them disconnects the house batteries so you won't run down the batts when the coach is stored. I always leave mine disconnected even though the shore power is plugged in to my house. All the batts - house and engin - are fully charged by the inverter/charger.
I can not get 12v to the lights, fridge, etc in the coach. When turn on the disconnect sw to connect the house batts, nothing happens.
The eng starts fine but the gen won't start. Even though the house and eng batts are all at 13.6v. I think the prob is the house batt disconnect/connect solenoid.

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 7/10/2008 3:39 PM
 
What kind of coach do you have (bounder, allegro,etc.)? My coach has 2 celenoids, one for the motor and one for the coach bats. Both are located in the battery compartment. The switches are on the side at the door. You can check the selenoid by bypassing it. Take the 2 leads off of the coach selenoid and tie them together using jumper cable or a bolt. To find the selenoid follow the lead from the coach battery's to the selenoid. Hope this helps and doesn't confuse.
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 7/10/2008 3:48 PM
 
Glenn; 99 National Tradewind DP. My problem is, I can't locate the solenoid.

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 7/10/2008 5:59 PM
 
Solenoids can be miserable creatures.
1) Simple fix: flip the disconnect switch several times. More than several times. This may make the solenoid do its thing.
2) If the simple fix doesn't fix anything you have to locate the solenoid. Some are like the one John Churn described. Others are black, square devices. But they should be located either near the batteries themselves or in an area with other electric stuff. If you find any black rectangular objects, just tap on them with a screwdriver handle, not heavily but several taps. This can bring the solenoid back to life.
I'd bet that the solenoid is near either the batteries or the transfer switch. Good luck. Dutch '07 Allegro Bay 34' '03 Honda CR-V

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 7/10/2008 6:51 PM
 
I guess it a Solenoid but are we talking about the Transfer switch. There should be one that when you plug into Shore power switch from your "On Board" system (Batts) to the shore power. On mine if you follow the line from your plug in it will lead you to it. It sounds like it is hanging up OR I had a house A/C the other day and a darn spider had gotten in the contacts and the A/C would not run as the bugger was between the contacts Gary Home is where you park it

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