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Technical Support / Re: Electrical...
« Last post by Fred Brooks on Today at 03:59:33 AM »
 Could be the pedistal you are plugged into. It could be your transfer relay inside the coach. Do you own a voltmeter? If you do, I would check the voltage at the pedistal receptical your 50 amp cord plugs into. The slots at 3:00 & 9:00 o'clock position are the 2 circuits at 120 volts each. The slot at 6:00 o'clock is the neutral. If you have power there, then the issue is your cord or the transfer relay. That is mounted I believe on the ceiling of the compartment on the passenger side door 3 or 4. Pop off the cover and check incoming power and on the output side of the relay going to your circuit breaker box up in the closet. Hope this helps, Fred
Technical Support / Re: Aqua hot electric elements
« Last post by Steve Huber Co-Admin on Today at 03:59:13 AM »
There are 2 elements,  one on each side of the tank. IMHO if you are not comfortable with electrical or mechanical problem resolution, better to have an expert look at the problem. The troubleshooting is a bit involved. Check out the 600 series Service Manual at to view the procedure.
Technical Support / Electrical...
« Last post by Rick Vyncke on Today at 03:26:47 AM »
Am plugged into a 50amp circuit.  AC LEG2 shows 112 volts and 50 amps.  AC LEG1 shows “OFF”.  Shouldn’t both legs have power?   Any ideas what might cause this?

Camping off the grid and hoping somebody might have an easy fix or at least suggestions. 

Thanks in advance
Technical Support / Aqua hot electric elements
« Last post by Rocky Healey on Today at 03:18:32 AM »
I am not an electrical person so please pardon my lack of knowledge.  I have reading all info on the electrical elements in the aqua hots, I have a 600 unit.  They seem unable to maintain hot water as them used to after last years trip.  I am asking how they can be tested to see if they have lost heating ability without taking the unit apart.  And if they are not up to par how difficult are they to replace.  Remembering that I am not a mech and usually just a gopher running for tools.  Also is there anything else I should look for or just call the local RV repair guy.  Any assistance will br greatly appreicated.

Rocky Healey
2008 PT  C-13
45 ft
600 Aqua Hot
Technical Support / Re: New topic to subject your solar panels
« Last post by Bill Lampkin on Today at 01:57:56 AM »
In our 05 Patriot, solar connects to the main battery bus in the rear run bay, above the battery tray. Might be yours is different. The solar controller is a small black box that is mounted to the ceiling of the 'hidden' compartment, passenger side,  just forward of the rear axle. Might be easiest to check for voltage there.

Don't know your experience with solar, but if yours is the factory 100 watt panel, it will produce about 5 amps in full sun. So its really a 5 amp trickle charger.  And if its cloudy.......
Technical Support / New topic to subject your solar panels
« Last post by Bill Kennerly on Today at 01:08:58 AM »
 Hello this is Bill Kennerly have a 2003 Beaver Contessa just recently purchased this unit it has ISLCummins engine 370 horse with a six speed Allison 40 foot long I have repaired several things that needed to be repaired I am now looking at the solar Panel It looks to be in good shape I wonder if anyone knows where the wires actually connect to the batteries I could take my volt Meter and check the voltage where the wires connect to the batteries and actually see if the solar panel is working, any information would be appreciated thank you. Bill
Glad I was able to help.
A couple of sources for the relay;

The diagrams you are looking for are in Coach Assist.
Log in and go to the Private BAC Members Only board and select the Coach Assist post. Click on the hyperlink.
Page down to the Contessa section of Wiring Diagrams.
Select 2007 - 2008 Wiring diagrams and open it.
The 3rd entry should be 2007 Contessa Frnt Elec Bay Fuse ID.
The 5th entry should be 2007 Contessa Frnt Elec Bay PCB Layout.
Technical Support / Re: Headlights and brake lights not working
« Last post by Albert Balika on August 06, 2020, 11:30:31 PM »
Jim and Eric, Thank you both for your help. I did not have an R-11 relay (still a mistery to me as to why). I used the R-12 relay as you suggested Jim, started the coach, released the park brake and everything works. I tried several auto parts stores to duplicate the R-12 relay, came close but not the exact relay. Mine is a 12VDC Tyco 0-1432785-1. Any thoughts as to where I can purchase the relay? I would like to get a chart (not a wiring diagram) which indicates what all fuses and relays are for. Is there such a chart available? As I mentioned, my previous coach was a Monaco Dynasty and it had a chart on the bay door describing the use for each relay and fuse.
Price reduced to $120. + shipping.
Technical Support / Re: Leaking grey tank
« Last post by Jason Worman on August 06, 2020, 07:47:16 PM »

The venting pipe had popped out because of over pressure in the grey water tank which caused it to leak. Per Fred's instruction I added 5 gallons of water down tub until pressure loosened pipe and repeated in tank. Amazing what help you can get on this forum, especially for first time owner such as me.

Jason Worman
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