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No Shore or Battery Power
Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:14 AM
I just bought the coach earlier this year and it had new battery's at that time. The coach has been stored inside for about 30 days (everything worked perfect when I parked it). I just recently noticed that I didn't have any power inside the coach or on the chassis.
I hooked up to 30 amp shore power, power to the coach is fine, but still no power. I have checked my breakers inside the coach and all are ok. The battery disconnect doesn't respond....I assume this is to lack of power (however, there is a dim light on).
Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:51 AM
We have a 04 Alfa. 1st check the switches above the Entry Door-- make sure they are on (small red light indicators). Some
coaches have 2, some have 3 switches .Then try again.
If still no power, remove the upper stairwell cover and look directly under the upper treshhold. There are two knife handles.
Make sure they are in closed position. If this is ok and your batteries are ok, then one of the Big boy solenoids has gone bad.
Also, when on shore power, make sure that the switch next to your shore power cord is flipped to the apropiate amps(30/50).
Let me know if this helps.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:01 PM
When you connected to shore power did the battery charger come on? If it did check the coach batteries over an hr or two and see what they read.
There are a number of phantom loads on the coaches and if one does not turn off the disconnect relay. The load will discharge the batteries.
My unit will discharge the coach batteries approximately 1.5 to 2 volts easily if I do not use the disconnect over a 20 to 30 day period.
When the aux. switch is used the batteries remain at a good charge for 2 to 3 months.
The chassis batteries do not discharge at the same rate, however they will discharge.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:08 PM
Tom and Louise Butler
2004 Monaco Windsor, Cummins 400 ISL
Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar, Brakemaster, GMC Acadia, BikeE Recumbent Bicycles
After 9 1/2 years full time in our motor home and being Winter Texans we are now living at Sandpipers Resort in Edinburg, Texas. Now we are Summer Chickens!
"The tipi is much better to live in; always clean and warm in winter, cool in summer, easy to move... If the Great Spirit wanted men to live in one place he would have made the world stand still." -- Flying Hawk, South Dakota Oglala Sioux
Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:37 PM
Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:26 PM
Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:23 PM
You mentioned there was power to the coach. Missed the no ac part.
Do you have a circuit breaker in the bay where you connect to shore power?
There is one made by Power Guard that was used and has a red rest button.
Others look just like a regular circuit breaker, but have a red or white switch. They are in the line between the shore connection and the AC Circuit breaker box.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:36 PM
Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:38 PM
I hooked a battery charger up to the coach batteries and that supplied enough power to switch everything over. I immediately disconnected the battery charger and everything works fine. It's charging now and I'm hoping thats the end of my dilemma.
Thank you all for your input.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:47 PM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:12 AM
Alfa always put them real close to each other. There are 2 of them. Follow the instruction manual--if you dont have one.
Get ahold of Afateers.com and ask for Kathie. They are realy nice people and will help you to get anything you need.
When leaving the coach parked for extended periods you need to turn the battery disconect switches above the entry door off
or open the knife switch handles in the stairwell. This will keep you from having dead batteries.
Good luck and god bless.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:03 AM
Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:04 PM
I replaced two solenoids would work a few days batteries would go dead, I bypassed the solenoid for three mo. no dead batteries.
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