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I have a 2007 Itasca Spirit and can't get the generator to start. I am a complete newbie so I am sure I am overlooking something. I checked the salesman switch by the door.I removed the maintenance cover and no power is getting to the on/off switch at the generator. What could I be missing? There is power to the slide but not the lights in the coach. The circuit breaker at the generator appears to be on. If forward is on that is.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Lindyaz53 said:

I have a 2007 Itasca Spirit and can't get the generator to start. I am a complete newbie so I am sure I am overlooking something. I checked the salesman switch by the door.I removed the maintenance cover and no power is getting to the on/off switch at the generator. What could I be missing? There is power to the slide but not the lights in the coach. The circuit breaker at the generator appears to be on. If forward is on that is.

 

 

What is the model number of your coach -31-c or something else and what chassis is it built on?

Rich

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You mentioned - No generator start and no internal lights. What is the charge / voltage level for the coach and chassis batteries? I have not located any information directly related to the generator starting circuit wiring ! 

This is a link to the Owners manual for your model coach.

            http://winnebagoind.com/resources/manuals/pdfs/Operator2007/07Spirit.pdf

         NOTE !     To use the 120-volt generator, plug the power cord into the generator receptacle within the utility compartment before starting the generator. This is the same power cable used to connect the coach to the shore power riser !!!!!

      This is a list of the standard electrical setup for your model and year coach.

ELECTRICAL – Auxiliary Start Circuit, Battery (Coach) Group 24 deep-cycle, Battery (Coach) disconnect system, Dual Battery charge control (automatic), Electrical Distribution System DC fuses, AC breakers, 45-amp. electronic converter/charger, Generator Prep Kit, Monitor Panel wall-mounted, battery condition gauge, generator hourmeter gauge, generator start/stop switch, holding tank levels, LP tank level, water heater lights, water heater switch, water pump switch, water tank level, Power Cord 30-amp., 25' SSSSS Batteries (Coach) (2) Group 24 deep-cycle,

   Group 24 M Deep Cycle Marine & RV Battery

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Generator 4,000-watt, Onan® MicroQuiet,™ gas, Inverter DC/AC 300 watt (NA w/bunk)

This is a link to the  service information PDF. Lists about everything used to build the series coach you have and there part numbers - Good file to have                     if you ever need parts and or pictures of them.

             http://www.winnebagoind.com/service/wincd/2007/7if331c.pdf

 This is a link to the electrical wiring - These drawings cover all the diagrams available, but I have attached the ones most often needed for reference when on the road and the page numbers  

              http://www.winnebagoind.com/diagram/Wiring.htm

http://www.winnebagoind.com/diagram/2007/07_331c_wire_156519.pdf    Page 2 shows the electrical wiring for the Battery disconnect Relay 


Battery Box Wiring setups link, http://www.winnebagoind.com/diagram/2007/07_300-ser_wire_157362.pdf

Circuit breaker location and wiring link  http://www.winnebagoind.com/diagram/2007/07_300-ser_wire_148589.pdf

Hope this information helpd

Rich.

 

 

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Does it turn over and not start? If so how long did you hold the start switch before releasing it? 

Our C the generator was up front and the fuel source is in the rear, if it sat a while unused it would crank for a long time before fuel could react the generator. I can remember a good 15-20 seconds before it would sputter, usually stall out, then again on the start switch for 5 seconds before it would start.

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But if the interior lights don't work, it sounds like nothing more than a dead house battery. The slide probably works from the chassis battery, but I'd bet that the generator starts from the house battery. Put a meter on the battery and see what the voltage is.

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Thanks so much for all the asistance. I think this is now officially over my head and I will have to play the woman card and get some help at the dealer. I have tried the manual and the fuses I can find. There is no power at all getting to the generator as the indicator light isn't coming on. But I so appreciate all of your suggestions. 

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