RV Pilot Light and Info Lights Panel Not Working Properly

by Rob

Quick set up...1989 Pace Arrow set up at a permanent campground with electric and water. I need to switch my aux. power on to power the LP detector and the pilot light switch, along with the rest of the indicator lights (holding tank, battery, fresh water tank levels). The switches and lights are all above the stove.

After everything was up and running and the pilot light for the water heater had lit and run for a while I could turn off the aux. battery switch and everything would continue to work fine and run off the 110 electric. Last weekend, every time I switched off the aux. battery, the LP gas detector light would quit blinking and the pilot switch light would no longer illuminate, along with all the other indicator lights. The only switches that worked were the stove fan and light. Otherwise the rest of the panel would lose power.

Any troubleshooting ideas or suggested places to start looking?


ANSWER: Greetings Rob thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

I am not sure if I really understand your question. All I can tell you is if you use the battery shut off switch to shut off your house batteries all of the 12 Volt DC accessories will not work. The reason the light and fan over your stove worked is because they are powered by 120 volt AC.

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The only reason to shut off your house batteries is when you are going to store it for a long period of time without being connected to electric. When you are plugged into electric even for a long period of time you should leave the battery shut off switch on and check the electrolyte level on the house batteries monthly.

I hope that I have answered your question.

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by: Anonymous

Thanks for the replys. I sure thought the water heater stayed on with the 120, but i guess not. I will just leave the house battery on and check the batteries, no problems with that.

Thanks again,


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