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Old 08-20-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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No 12v to coach...HELP! '06 Itasca Meridian

We are getting ready to go on a trip. Yesterday, I plugged the coach into shore power and everything seemed OK. Today, I went out and checked and I have no 12v power to the coach. The 120v circuits are OK. The engine starts but I can't get the Generator to turn over. It's like a main switch is off but I don't know where to look. Got any suggestions?
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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I assume that like most MH's there's a "salesman" switch either by the front steps or on the driver's console. Have you checked to make sure no one has accidentally turned it off? If you're not familiar with the switch it might be labeled Battery Disconnect or something like that.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:32 PM   #3
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Thanks Dodj...that was it. I've never used that switch before and I wasn't even sure I had one. I switched it and everything came on. I feel like a dummy!
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It has happened to all of us once. A grandchild of ours did it a number of years ago and it was quite a mess until we figured it out.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:40 PM   #5
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What is a "salesman switch"? Would I have one on my 91 Itasca Sunflyer? Very new to RVing and with no training or manuals, learning things the hard way.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:51 PM   #6
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Every Winnebago that I have been in has a switch to shut off 12V power (some people call it a salesman switch) ... on my '99 Adventurer it was on the left side of the entry steps ... on my '04 Journey it is on dash near the radio.

My wife hits the dang thing when she closes the blinds in the evening ... the first couple of times I was bamboozled ... now I know where to look ...
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:51 AM   #7
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Our dog hit the switch one day while on the road, went crazy checking fuses and battery connections. Our switch is in stairway and easy to bump.
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Here is what I did to eliminate the accidental bumps.

I finally bypassed the solenoid 8 years ago and have never missed the aggravation.

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Old 10-06-2013, 08:07 PM   #9
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House Battery. Is another name. Mine is located on the left side entry step, easy to "accidentally" hit.
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