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Motorhome Bliss?
Posted: 17 January 2021 1:15 PM
Subject: Motorhome Bliss?
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Motorhome bliss????
Okay so I have a PSU2007/EC200 charging unit and a EC238 Sargent Control Panel (2017) which I reconfigured to an EC200M on Sargent’s advice.

My Control Panel died once before when my vehicle battery went flat. Fortunately when I recharged my vehicle battery and took it for a run the Control Panel started working again.

My leisure batteries are always in good shape so I’m unsure why my Control Panel takes a turn for a worse when my vehicle battery takes its inevitable dip? This time I saw my Control Panel flicker on/off/on/off as I was checking the battery levels on it, then it died. After fully charging all batteries, I tried the voltmeter across the M10 capacitor (using the panel’s bolt for negative earth) and then the M11 one and got no reading. No power to the Control Panel possibly? I disconnected the multi pin (block cabled) connector running to the Control Panel, but no joy on reconnection 5 mins or so later.

A technician suggested it might be the PSU itself that needs replacing not the Control Panel. But the PSU appears to be working in that my Dual Solar Controller is functioning, and it lights up and chunners away on hook up? The PSU has a list of fuses but none of these relate to the Control Panel?

When the ignition starts it’s my understanding that the Control Panel and habitation electrics are closed down. Is it possible when the vehicle battery is drained the Control Panel is invoking a close down, but then not reversing this?

I don’t know what to do. Is the Control Panel faulty or the PSU? But then again, why was everything fine when the vehicle battery was fullycharged? Losing charge in the vehicle battery is not uncommon from what I’ve read.

We’re new to Motorhoming (last year). I seem to spend more time on the Motorhome Forum and associated Web searching than I do Stardreaming ! Does it ever get fun? Our Peugeot Boxer Autocruise Stardream is from 2006. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: 17 January 2021 2:01 PM
Subject: RE: Motorhome Bliss?
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Location: West Sussex Autocruise Rhythm 2015

It could be worth a call to Aplujack Engineering (01278 588922) as they repair these systems and may be able to help or advise you with your problem. I have found them very helpful in the past.
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 17 January 2021 2:58 PM
Subject: RE: Motorhome Bliss?

Location: MODERATOR - 2015 Rapido 640F LHD 2.3ltr 150bhp

DuncanMcDermott - 2021-01-17 1:15 PM

Does it ever get fun?

Not in my experience...
Posted: 20 January 2021 8:36 AM
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Thank you.
Posted: 20 January 2021 8:40 AM
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I like your honesty.

That looks like a nice Rápido. Quite New. Surely that doesn't give you too many issues.
Posted: 20 January 2021 7:51 PM
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Location: Portland, Dorset/ 1995 Elddis Eclipse 2.ltr petrol

Depends on the your perspective, i bought My Eclipse knowing it was an older MH (25/6 years young) and would need fettling.

i have spent many a happy hour wiring,fixing and adding new parts. of course, the touring is more fun because of the efforts before hand.
Is it Motorhome Bliss, i think so, but that's just me
usermalc d
Posted: 20 January 2021 8:01 PM
Subject: RE: Motorhome Bliss?
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Touring, especially on the continent, can be bliss - but a motorhome that gives you problems is no more bliss than a car that gives you problems.

Edited by malc d 2021-01-20 8:02 PM
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