Electrical Problems Solved

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

March 13, 2013
Filed under RV Tech Q&A

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I own a 1999 Fleetwood Bounder on a Ford chassis. For years I have experienced several problems. The chassis battery loses charge even when plugged in to shorepower. On several occasions, when the ignition switch was on, there would be no electrical power to the dash or any of the systems powered from the coach distribution panel. This panel is located on the left, behind the grille. The battery disconnect relays are in this panel in back of the printed circuit board/fuses. Power to the dash, steps and levelers is supplied through this circuit board. 

My problems were caused by the internal failure of the chassis battery disconnect relay. Installing a jumper wire around this relay solved several problems.
Ron Dalby | Crowley, Texas

Your experiences may help others with similar problems. Thanks for writing, Ron.

– Ken Freund


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