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Why would I want to do that?

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Connect black to negative and red to positive terminals on battery(ies). Positive post on battery should be marked with a + or POS, negative with - or NEG. The cable going to 'ground' is the negative cable on 12 volt systems.

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The ignition wiring was provided by the chassis manufacturer, which for a Class A would be Chevrolet or Dodge. Best place to find a wiring diagram is your local library. for a vehicle this old, you will probably have to have an employee dig back into the archives. Get as much information as you can regarding class, size or weight of the chassis and start digging! The key is to look for information regarding the chassis manufacturer, and not Pace Arrow.

Bet of luck,

Bob Leinen

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If you want to pay full retail + more, contact Keystone. If the brackets are still there, you could mount a wooden cutting board to the hinge brackets. If you need brackets, they are available at home improvement stores. A section of matching or contrasting countertop can also be purchased there.

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Check shifter to transmission linkage for broken or disconnected. There should be multiples.

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You didn't indicate, but I will assume when plugged into park power your 110V AC devices (Outlets/TVs/Microwave) work?

If so that isolates it to the genset or something up to your AC/Breaker distribution panel.

Things to check in the main power from the generator to electrical main AC distribution/breaker panel:.
Some type of Breaker off at the Genset (Blown fuse?)
Some type of toggle switch/transfer switch on the wrong position
If you have a auto transfer switch it might be stuck or defective
Loose connection or a connector coming loose
Defective wiring

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Disconnect any wiring to the battery. Connect only the charger. Insure you have the charger connected to the proper polarity.

Does it continue to click? Does it not charge? If it won't charge for you, pull the battery and take it to a friendly service station or auto parts store that can test, and or charge it for you. It could be you discharged the battery all the way and damaged it. The normal safe zone is to never discharge below 50%. They might have to attempt a charge that takes up to 45 minutes. If the battery is over a couple years old I would opt to just replace it. I would never trust it and end up getting stranded somewhere.

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I have used Curt brand controllers on a GM Silverado and a GM Express van. On the Silverado I had it installed parts+labor for $150. Hardly worth messing with it myself.

I have had to replace one on the road I accidentally broke. I found the replacement at a U-Haul rental place. Changed it out myself at the campground. They are readily available, function great, and reasonably priced. Connecting to the wiring is probably different from model and make to another.

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Check the linkage between the shifter and the transmission. It may have popped off or broke.

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Depending on the chassis manufacturer I would immediately suspect the ignition module. On GMs they are sometimes mounted on the steering column somewhere around the bottom dash level. From the actual ignition Key slot receptacle there is a mechanical metal rod that connects to the ignition module. The module sometimes become loose and move or slip. Or the module may have become defective. Good place to start looking. Easy fix if that is what it is.

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You didn't state if it was an electronic ignition type or not. You didn't state if it was AC + LP either. Assuming it is LP only and has electronic ignition, and the light is not coming on I would first look for a 12V fuse for the water heater. If you are lucky that might be all that it is.

The fuse would normally be located in the Charger/Converter Breaker/Fuse panel.

Beyond that you would have to start testing with a meter or test light to see if you have voltages to the unit.

It is common for the ignition boards to go out too. But those are a bit pricey. If you aren't handy electronically, have a meter, and a wiring diagram, it might be worth having a qualified technician troubleshoot this for you.

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Take a look on the inside of the door. If not, look carefully look inside off the cabinet doors.
There should also be a sticker on the outside of the vehicle, usually located on the left side front, however these decals don't seem to last more than a few years. I have had success finding info on Kelly Blue book, and in some case contacting the manufacturer's customer service. As a last result, a truck scale will give you the actual weight of your unit. Google Truck scales.... Good luck
Bob Leinen

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