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enblethen

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Posted: 06/10/14 08:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The charge relay on many coach's is the same relay that is energized for the emergency start.
If your wife got the genset started off emergency start, was she able to re-energize the coach battery disconnect?


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Posted: 06/13/14 08:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Interesting Bud. So if it does not start over of the emergency start its a good chance it the charge relay ? I have this correct ! Would that relay be in the coach or in the motor bay ?

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It should be adjacent to the battery disconnects. Mine is a silver Ford starter style. It is tied to the battery disconnects by small pieces of copper bar.
There is nothing really special about the relays. They are continuous duty 100 amp available at most auto parts stores. NAPA, is a good place.
I have two of these relays. One for charge/emergency start and another is an ignition relay used to turn on loads added by Fleetwood to chassis. Electric mirrors/heaters, electric window, etc.
Yes, it is a good chance, however you must verify that the emergency start fuse circuit is not blown.

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enblethen wrote:

It should be adjacent to the battery disconnects. Mine is a silver Ford starter style. It is tied to the battery disconnects by small pieces of copper bar.
There is nothing really special about the relays. They are continuous duty 100 amp available at most auto parts stores. NAPA, is a good place.
I have two of these relays. One for charge/emergency start and another is an ignition relay used to turn on loads added by Fleetwood to chassis. Electric mirrors/heaters, electric window, etc.
Yes, it is a good chance, however you must verify that the emergency start fuse circuit is not blown.


Thank you Sir. I will verify Emergency start prior to relay replacement.....I appreciate you taking the time to reply. This is all new to me but I am learning quickly thanks to your advise.....I'll let you know I find...

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enblethen wrote:

Mine is a silver Ford starter style. There is nothing really special about the relays. They are continuous duty 100 amp available at most auto parts stores. NAPA, is a good place.


My dad's class A, a 1990 Pace Arrow, had an automatic jump start/charging control. I had an emergency start/charging relay replaced by a repair center. It worked once after that. Found out that they had installed a Ford style starter relay. I found out that the Ford style starter relay coil draws too much current from the control circuit, and wrecks the switching component on the circuit board. I replaced the relay with one from the circuit manufacturer, and replaced the burned out component with one from Radio Shack. All worked fine after that.
Moral of the story is, do not use a Ford style starter relay if you have the automatic jump start/charge circuit.


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Posted: 06/14/14 09:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, you should not use a starter relay. It must be a continuous duty relay. They draw less amperage on the coil and does not get hot.
They just look like the old Ford starter relays!

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Posted: 06/23/14 08:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would have her check the surge protector on one of the wall outlets, If she had a power surge for some reason, that would cut off all power ac and dc. gen would not start. Just a guess. Good luck.


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