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Old 10-17-2015, 10:34 AM   #1
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My 2015 WinneBREAKo is down again

It seems every other time I take my rig out to a rally or campsite something goes out. This time all the coach power went out..... No lights, A/C or anything my control panel went out to so I could not see tank levels or start the generator from there. Good news was it was a Sunday and the last day of the rally and the engine would start so we could drive home. Got back called my dealer since it is still under warranty and the service mgr said they were so backed up I couldn't even bring it in for 2 weeks. They had no space on the lot for it to even sit there. So my appointment to bring it in is this Tuesday and hopefully it doesn't take another 2-3 weeks to get it into a bay to get looked at. It's getting frustrating when most of my miles on the rig is from going back and forth from the dealer. I thought getting a "new" Winnebago would be a more dependable purchase. The big problem is now the dw is worried and concerned about going anywhere in it. The fear of breaking down and it being too undependable to take a longer trip is making it harder to enjoy. Any one else in a similar situation?
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Old 10-17-2015, 12:37 PM   #2
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Check your salesman power switch.


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Old 10-17-2015, 01:46 PM   #3
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Not good.. Do you have a question?
When you say everything is dead.. No 12 volts? Meaning no lights?
Does the generator turn over?
If no to the both of the above, the 12volts master switch may be off for some reason.
If you can plug the coach into some sort of power where you are, does any 110volt stuff work. An outlet? The microwave?



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Old 10-17-2015, 03:18 PM   #4
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Not good.. Do you have a question?
When you say everything is dead.. No 12 volts? Meaning no lights?
Does the generator turn over?
If no to the both of the above, the 12volts master switch may be off for some reason.
If you can plug the coach into some sort of power where you are, does any 110volt stuff work. An outlet? The microwave?



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The 12 volt system will not work. We were at a campground and stayed 3 days got up Sunday morning took the dogs out for a walk before we packed up to go and when we came back there was NO POWER checked the circuit breakers they were not tripped. I have a surge protector plugged in at it was lit up normal. I unplugged everything checked the breakers flicked them on and off plugged everything back in. Put the breakers back on and nothing. Checked every breaker in the coach and in the outside fuse area and none were tripped. My control panel was out so I couldn't engage the inverter or generator. So we just continued to pack up to go home. Turned the engine on for some AC and pulled in the slides and the raised the levelers and drove away. When we got to our storage unit we plugged in the coach (20 amp circuit) and we had 110 to the fridge and microwave but still no 12 volt power Lights etc. I did not know of any 12 volt master switch or even heard of one. The Winnebago tech I talked with did not mention one to me either. So now I wait to get it into the dealership next week.
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Old 10-17-2015, 03:51 PM   #5
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Two switches by the door. One chassis and one coach. Your coach is tripped.
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Old 10-17-2015, 04:30 PM   #6
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As others have mentioned, if there is no 12 volt power check the battery disconnect switches near the door.

The switches are described complete with a picture on page 6-11 of the owners manual.
http://winnebagoind.com/resources/ma...15/15Vista.pdf

If the house batteries are disconnected you won't have any lighting, power to run the refrigerator control panel, or power to the monitor panel, water pump or any other 12 volt system.

Here's a quote from page 6-10 of the owners manual:

"The house batteries supply power to 12-volt equipment located in the living area of the motorhome. This includes the following 12-volt powered components (if equipped): interior 12-volt lighting, range exhaust fan, propane furnace fan, fresh water pump, systems monitor panel refrigerator, roof vent fans, and 120-volt electrical generator starter."

From your description of the problem it sounds like someone inadvertently bumped the switch when either entering or leaving the coach.

To reconnect the house batteries depress the end of the switch labeled "ON". When the batteries are reconnected you should see a green light on the switch




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Old 10-17-2015, 05:36 PM   #7
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:47 PM   #8
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Wonder if the fix solved his 12V problem?
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Old 10-17-2015, 06:48 PM   #9
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This is a new coach and apparently a new Rver. I am shocked they didn't point out the two switches in the walk through. I learned the hard way with my first coach. Drove 20 miles to the dealer after having a fan added and said nothing works and they flipped the switch.
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Old 10-18-2015, 04:38 AM   #10
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We had this on the road. Went to start the engine and it was totally dead. I had pushed the battery disconnect switch in addition to the awning switch and turned off the battery. Stupid place for the awning switch. I am in the process of moving it now.

One could easily push the wrong switch if not paying attention.
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Old 10-18-2015, 05:31 AM   #11
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That darn switch! I could think of a dozen better locations for it.
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Old 10-18-2015, 05:54 AM   #12
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On the other hand moving the switch away from the door loses the convenience of just reaching in to run it.

Anyone who does not own and understand a voltmeter is begging for trouble. He could have sorted out his problem very quickly with a couple of checks. I'm not entirely sure it's the switch as he may also have sucked his batteries flat with a big inverter, no auto start and dry camping. Especially if he is running LED lights that will run at a constant brightness over a range of voltages then quit.
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:37 AM   #13
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It does sound like someone bumped the switch by the door. Try resetting the switch by first switching it off and then switching it back on to make sure the switch responds
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:19 AM   #14
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OK folks Thanks for the input, it made me review things in my head again, so I went out to the storage unit last night to check the cut off switch again. It was in the on position but I noticed the green light was not on. I clicked it on and off a few times and no change. I clicked the other on and it felt different. To make the story shorter it looked/felt like that switch was not engaging. May have been stepped on, kicked or damaged by setting something heavy on it from moving gear in and out but it was broken. Played with it some and got it to engage but then it won't disengage. Anyway got it on and will order a new one. I agree it is in a bad location and in my panic and being daylight I must of not noticed that the green light was not on when I checked them. My previous problem was a hidden fuse that blew when my levelers were raised and left the coach up in the air for a few days till a service company could come out and bring a fuse (assumed this was a similar problem). That trip was at a state park and realized our phone carriers service did not work there. We had to call the dealer, coach-net, service guy and anyone else from a borrowed phone. We weren't stranded this time so we just came home. So since then we now have 2 different phone companies and 4 extra fuses.. You definitely learn stuff every trip. Ordered a multi meter from Amazon this morning too.

Thanks again everyone for the help ....that's whats great about this site.
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