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Old 11-15-2019, 05:12 PM   #1
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I had a new radio put in my rig the day before I left on my current trip. When I got to the first night's site in the next state, I noticed that my rear radio was not powered. When I plugged into 110v, the radio came alive. My first thought was that the radio installer had screwed up the wiring.

For a week, I would have to reset the back radio settings, every time I plugged into 110V. Then I noticed that my fridge was not switching from 110v to gas when I was not plugged into 110v. I made an appointment at another car stereo shop in a city I know well. He spent one and a half hours ringing out every 12v system and fuse. No issues. Then I remembered that fuse next to the house batteries. As I opened the stair cover, the guy told me that he had checked it.

AND I LOOKED LEFT to see the Use/Store switch. I never use this since my rig stays plugged in at home. Click - ARGH!
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Old 11-15-2019, 05:18 PM   #2
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Glad to hear that it was an easy fix...

And you're not the first person to get tripped-up by that switch!
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Old 11-15-2019, 05:44 PM   #3
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"AND I LOOKED LEFT to see the Use/Store switch. I never use this since my rig stays plugged in at home. Click - ARGH!"


We have all had those "aha" moments, and still do from time to time. Just a reminder that if you want your coach batteries (and possibly chassis battery too if designed that way) to charge while on shore power (or gen)......you need to turn on the use/store switch. During the camp season I rarely turn mine off.....but I don't boon dock often either.
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Old 11-15-2019, 06:13 PM   #4
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The only time my master power gets turned off is when I take the rig to the dealer for service
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Old 11-16-2019, 01:24 AM   #5
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Feel your pain. If lessons really are repeated until learned, I bet you won't have to repeat this one!
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Old 11-16-2019, 03:01 AM   #6
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If I had a dollar for every I would have retired when I was in my 20's......
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Old 11-16-2019, 06:22 PM   #7
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Old 11-28-2019, 04:54 AM   #8
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Been there done that

Just last week I picked up my rig after some repairs. On the way to storage I noticed my dash radio was dead along with side mirror and backup cameras. The next day I called the service writer. Yep he said “check the store switch”. Duh!!
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