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Old 10-15-2019, 10:52 PM   #1
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Interesting thing I had was I picked up my home from maintenance after a extended repair work on front end problem and a constant check engine light kept coming on. Both were fixed by Freightliner service which did an outstanding job. But when I got home I had no power to the home. Couldn't even start generator. The solar charger was flashing red and a 601 code. Looked it up and said a no battery or low volts (less than 3) yep they were at 2.0 or less across the bank. Hmmm. Ok called Thor. Said you need to charge them up above 3 to get them to start working. Ok. I did that. As soon as I hooked up charger (I have a commercial one 20 amps or better) everything powered up. My guess was that the mechanic needed power not knowing that when switch by door is left on it powers the components in the home, thus when no sun, or hooked up to shore power you kill the batteries. Just thought I'd let you all know if you drop off from a off service area not familiar with YOUR motorhome which some are down right different will kill your system. Alls good now.
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Old 10-15-2019, 11:07 PM   #2
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They know the purpose of the "salesman" switch (AKA USE/STORE Switch) they just don't care about your batteries.
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Old 10-15-2019, 11:52 PM   #3
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They know the purpose of the "salesman" switch (AKA USE/STORE Switch) they just don't care about your batteries.
Not to sound stupid, but could someone explain exactly what this USE/STORE switch does? My Hurricane has two switches, one labelled Coach Disconnect and one Chassis Disconnect. I understand what they do and they either connect or disconnect their respective battery. I figure this USE/STORE switch does the same... but both batts or just one or....? A schematic works for me. Thx



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Old 10-16-2019, 12:00 AM   #4
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Not to sound stupid, but could someone explain exactly what this USE/STORE switch does? My Hurricane has two switches, one labelled Coach Disconnect and one Chassis Disconnect. I understand what they do and they either connect or disconnect their respective battery. I figure this USE/STORE switch does the same... but both batts or just one or....? A schematic works for me. Thx



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USE/STORE is just the house batteries. No chassis battery disconnect on those coaches.
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Old 10-17-2019, 03:49 AM   #5
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Interesting thing I had was I picked up my home from maintenance after a extended repair work on front end problem and a constant check engine light kept coming on. Both were fixed by Freightliner service which did an outstanding job. But when I got home I had no power to the home. Couldn't even start generator. The solar charger was flashing red and a 601 code. Looked it up and said a no battery or low volts (less than 3) yep they were at 2.0 or less across the bank. Hmmm. Ok called Thor. Said you need to charge them up above 3 to get them to start working. Ok. I did that. As soon as I hooked up charger (I have a commercial one 20 amps or better) everything powered up. My guess was that the mechanic needed power not knowing that when switch by door is left on it powers the components in the home, thus when no sun, or hooked up to shore power you kill the batteries. Just thought I'd let you all know if you drop off from a off service area not familiar with YOUR motorhome which some are down right different will kill your system. Alls good now.
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So what was the cause of the check engine light or what repair fixed the issue, yours was originally the dpf soot sensor?
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