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Old 05-31-2011, 02:07 AM   #1
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Default Power switch stuck "on" in '96 Roadtrek

On my 1996 Roadtrek 190 Poplar, Dodge chasis, the power switch for the coach battery is on and won't turn off. I suspect the relay may be corroded and stuck.Earlier, it would click when turning off at less than full charge. I tried turning it off while the engine was running and also with shore power hooked up. No luck. I didn't think it would have anything to do with the fuses, as there wasn't a specific fuse for the master DC power that I could find. All the accessories seem to work normally,

Has anyone else experienced this problem? Can a relay be replaced (by a trained technician)? Or how big an expense am I looking at here to replace the entire DC distribution panel? Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 05-31-2011, 02:36 AM   #2
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Default Re: Power switch stuck "on" in '96 Roadtrek

If the part lasted 15 year then that is not too bad My '04 RT had an Intellitec shut-off
http://intellitec.com/pdfs/BATTERY_web/bd.htm
It would be very easy to replace. They have service manuals here: http://intellitec.com/techsupp2.htm

I can think of why it won't shut off other than is is failing.

Why do you want to get a new DC distribution panel? Often people want to change the AC side - upgrade the charger etc. With luck, the new charger will fit and the DC panel doesn't have to be touched.
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http://myroadtrek.homestead.com/NewConverter.html
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:20 AM   #3
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Default Re: Power switch stuck "on" in '96 Roadtrek

Thanks for the note. I thought the failing relay was part of the DC distribution panel is the only reason I mentioned that. But to get the disconnect switch fixed sounds a little less complicated. But I think I'll let a service tech do that.

Appreciate the reply. Thanks.
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:44 AM   #4
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Default Re: Power switch stuck "on" in '96 Roadtrek

This problem had a rather easy answer. The isolator was indeed the problem. It was located under the left Settee behind the A/C panel. Roadtrek uses a PowerLine isolator with two 5 amp blade fuses. One of those fuses was blown. A thirty-cent replacement fixed the problem
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