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    GFCI Issue

    tworootless, Welcome to the FMCA Forum. See if your basement GFI powers an outside outlet. If so, it is common for water or corrosion in the exposed outlet to trip the GFI.
  3. Ours has been giving us fits! Far as I can find, our 2000 Safari Continental has 3. Basement, Bathroom over basin, a hidden one under a cabinet near kitchen sink. The basement one triped from the day we purchased our unit 5 months ago. It ONLY trips when the inverter is activated. Once I start the genset and reset that GFCI all is good. I have replaced this GFCI 2x's. A few days ago I located a blown glass fuse on the inverters trickle charger. Thankfully helped by a Safari member) The batteries were getting weak but immediately started to charge once I replaced the glass fuse with a 30 amp blade fuse . I thought I had found the issue of the tripping GFCI since it worked as it should over the past 2 days. Until last night when it started tripping once again. Really stumped over this. Cheers and HELP!!!!!!!!!!!
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  5. That's the way I read it...used to do that, listed my place in the 1980's & had several members, call and stay for the night. Worked good. I'm not on that list anymore, we travel all the time. Also have heard that the system gets abused, a lot...a day/night is fine, a week + is not.
  6. If you do Galveston Bay RV Resort, bring plenty of "Deep Woods Off"!
  7. It could be the "mother board" going bad for the leveler system...in 2007 it was located in a see thru box, under the second step! My $ is on a loose ground connection.
  8. I agree. We've stayed at Advanced RV Park in Pearland a bit further west and the rates are virtually identical.
  9. I said, "$25 or more per hour." The reason I was told for the extra charge is that in a normal tractor, most parts that need service are under the hood...ours are all over and under the coach.
  10. I called Freightliner first, they referred me to the coach manufacturer. This one does not have an auto leveling system. The circuit itself is intermittent, everything on it either works or doesn’t work. I’ll check to see if it’s on a module in the morning, and for loose wires/grounds in the evening. Appreciate the input.
  11. Rich could answer this better than I but I am betting this coach is Multiplexed on a Freighliner chassis I.e. it’s all module controlled and one is not waking up when the ignition is turned. Thanks Joe. LOL The Model year is right on the Knee of some major changes in the wiring systems. Hope it is more old school !! From the information in the Original Post. It sounds like everything is working and the leveling system is intermittent. That being the case one might check all the connections, in this case they are under the dash and it is a tight spot to work. Look for any loose ground connections, the devil is in the details! With a Meter check to see if the 12 volt supply is always supplied even when that system is not operating. Kind of a dead giveaway to a bad ground, or a loose connection at the control board. Rich.
  12. Keith! Been looking through some older systems used by HWH. Even though they mention the use of hydraulics for the slide rooms. There is no diagrams of how the manifolds are modified to accommodate the operation of this portion of the system. A number of items and drawings cover the 310 system you posted as being installed in your coach, but system changes appear to overlap. From what I have been reading it sounds like there are mechanical latches that keep the slide(s) securely held in place while moving, Because of that feature , it appears these latches can stop both the leveling jacks and the slide hydraulics. The switch you replaced. Was it supplied by HWH? and was the switch action the same as the OEM switch and the contacts where verified with a meter to match the OEM switch? Do you have any of the original manuals that came with the coach? If so what do they cover electrically and hydraulically? Rich. 310 HWH slide room information that might be relevant to the issue. There are a number of different hydraulic solenoid valves used on the systems built around the time your coach was built. AP0642 Valve. This valve was originally a Single wire valve. This valve has a T-handle for manual valve release. The single wire valve can be replaced with the RAP0642 and an adapter. This valve was used on (310, 325. These 2 systems in common), 610 and 625 along with early room extension systems. Until 2003, the large valves had a back emf diode installed in the valve. Because the necessary protection for the valves is now in the control box, the diode was removed. The small valves never had the back emf diode. Because this diode is still necessary in older systems, all replacement large valves have the diode.
  13. Sounds like a bad motor winding, if this is the case you could have the motor rewound if you know of a place that does that type of work. If not a replacement motor.
  14. Any good vinyl graphics sign maker can photograph the tag then recreate it in vinyl which can be placed anywhere you would like it. This method will preserve the original to be displayed inside or just kept in a safe place for future use.
  15. Rich could answer this better than I but I am betting this coach is Multiplexed on a Freighliner chassis I.e. it’s all module controlled and one is not waking up when the ignition is turned. If it is a Freighliner chassis I would call them in the morning; FREIGHTLINER CUSTOM CHASSIS CORPORATION 552 Hyatt StreetGaffney, SC 29341P: 864-487-1700F: 864-487-6400fcccservice@daimler.com
  16. The system may use an automatic reset circuit breaker which could be going bad, or the circuit may actually be overloaded at startup. If you have a way to disengage any or all of the devices, you could disengage one device at a time to see if the problem goes away. If it does, then move that device to a circuit of its own, just make sure that the circuit is not overfused for that device. Or may just be a faulty relay not kicking in when the accessories are activated. Personally it were my coach, I would move the automatic level system to a separate circuit anyway since it would be my most suspicious culprit.
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  18. Greeting RV Gurus/Nerds/Innocent Bystanders. My 2006 Coachman Cross Country SE is having an intermittent electrical issue. When turn the key into the accessory or run position in the ignition, sometimes one particular circuit will energize, other times it will not. The Hydraulic Level System, electric drivers seat, backup camera monitor and Freightliner Computer (both in dash) seem to share the circuit. At times, the hydraulic module lights with flash for a moment then stay dark/circuit stays dead. It’s not a fuse, for sometimes it works. Can’t nail down what may be triggering the intermittent part - temps/load/etc. Your wisdom is appreciated. Need to get this fixed ASAP since we are scheduled for a Thanksgiving trip on Sunday....
  19. https://community.fmca.com/search/?q=CENTRAMATIC
  20. Is anyone using CENTRAMATIC Wheel Balancers ?
  21. Yes, my problems started when the slide motor/pump kept working and then stopped. Jacks worked fine before this. Now neither works.
  22. Keith, Have you checked the fluid levels? Herman
  23. I think Aquinby3 is referring to the members stoppin' spots listing in the Jan issue of the magazine.
  24. Sometimes my slide would not automatically extend or retract, but if I kept working the rocker switch it eventually would work. I ordered a new rocker switch and when I removed old switch slide motor started running and ran for about a minute before it stopped. Now I cannot extend jacks or slides. When I move the rocker switch I can hear a click at the solenoid, but when I attempt to lower jacks via the control panel nothing happens. I contacted HWH for tech help and they are only do call backs and they have 3 weeks of requests before they could get back to me. Keith Parker 2001 Itasca Horizon, CAT330
  25. That's how mine is mounted to the top port-side of the rear cap, didn't put one on the top front port-side of the MH, there's too much on the front already. I don't know how long the tape will stick, it's only been on there since I joined in 2015-I think.
  26. Are you looking at one night stopping like in WalMarts, road side rest stops or truck stops or all you looking for campgrounds. For one night stops look at freecampgrounds.net or allstays.com. For campgrounds look at campgroundreviews.com or Campendium.
  27. oh I can relate to that!
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