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Default Welding on a coach

I need to have some welding done on the coach - what do I need to disconnect to make sure it does not fry anything please?
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I always disconnect batteries and of course shore power. Then I try to place my ground clamp as close as practical to the area where I am welding. That's what I do. YMMV!
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Great question, glad you asked. I have the same issue coming up. As Randy said, I am going to disconnect all batteries, no electrical connection and turn off / unplug everything I can.
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I would think you would unplug and make sure not grounded, ecm, trans ecm, and any other electronics. Not just unplug but unground as well. Those boxes are expensive. Getting them installed and set just right is expensive as well.
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Call Newell and ask them.
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I would say nothing, but I'm sure that will anger people.
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Call Newell and ask them.
Good advice Randy!

What to do when welding on a coach has a lot to do with the particular coach you're welding on and what is being welded.

We talked a little about what Blue Bird, Allison and Detroit Diesel had to say about welding in post 270 through post 287 of this thread:

https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...ead.php?t=4684
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I would say nothing, but I'm sure that will anger people.
Only the ones who fry something expensive.
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Good advice Randy!

What to do when welding on a coach has a lot to do with the particular coach you're welding on and what is being welded.

We talked a little about what Blue Bird, Allison and Detroit Diesel had to say about welding in post 270 through post 287 of this thread:

https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...ead.php?t=4684
Good reminder on that old post, thanks!
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