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Old 08-03-2016, 10:07 PM   #11
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I take it the fuse you're referring to that blows is the big one on the output of the battery. In that case there just about has to be a problem somewhere between the battery and the converter. OR, if you have levelers, you could have a problem in that area as the levelers are fed on a different line. Your slides will also be on a separate line from your converter and levelers.
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Old 08-03-2016, 10:18 PM   #12
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Thanks guys, I'm done messing with it as I'm new to camping and the trailers brand new so into the dealership she goes.....hopefully soon. Will post results when I get them
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Old 08-03-2016, 10:31 PM   #13
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Yeah, I don't blame you for not wanting to chase it down. This electrical stuff can be difficult and intimidating even if you're comfortable working with it. Just sucks to see you have to cancel the plans. Please let us know when you get to the bottom of it!
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Hey guys, just got word back from the dealer. It was the converter that was fried. Thanks for all your help!
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Since you all were so helpfull I have another question for you. I got the trailer back with a new converter, no explanation as to why it was fried. Got it home and plugged into shore power. I only have the fridge on and the converter fan is running for hours on end multiple times a day, seems like any time I walk by its running. I'm just wondering if this is normal and it's just the converter charging the battery or if the converter is going to be ****ed again. The fan never runs constantly for more then a few hours so it's probably normal and I'm just worrying myself over nothing. From what I've read it's either good or the battery is ****ed....you think they would have checked that at the dealer but who knows. In the morning I am going to disconnect the battery and put a load tester on it and see if it's good. I can only post a picture of the old converter they took out for reference in the morning if that helps. Thanks guys
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Seems like there is a problem which fried your first converter. If there is a reasonable load on the converter the fan will run. But if it is only the Refrigerator 12 volt circuit or charging the battery it shouldn't. Lots of times converters get installed in dead air space what is not a good thing. I definitely would check the battery condition.
What is the make and amp size of the converter?
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I will post the converter specs as soon as I get home, as for testing the battery I just disconnect and put a load reader on it? Do I have to wait any amount of time after disconnecting to do this?
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Based on your description of the fan running so much I would suspect you may have a bad battery. The converter is working VERY hard to charge it. That could very well be what toasted the first converter.

As far as dealer looking for a cause of the first failed converter it is not likely they will go any further than fixing the obvious problem. Get it out the door and move on to the next job. Most RV dealer are not well versed in electrical issues.
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Okay so I tested the battery and it's perfect, held just under 12v on a load. The only info I can find on the converter is that it is a 45 amp -PD4045K. I really don't know what to do now....
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Okay I feel like a dummy now, after checking the battery I shut the converter breaker off to see if the battery was draining anywhere. The battery did not drain and I heard the "converter" fan running witch told me it's not the converter fan. I looked in the top fridge compartment on the outside of the trailer and figured out it was a little fan blowing up on the coil? For the fridge. This leads to a new question.....why is this running for hours on end when I never open the fridge doors? And as far as the converter I guess it was just faulty from the factory? There was one wire on the thermostat? Attached to the coil? Fin that was not pushed on all the way witch might have been sending a inaccurate temp. Reading?
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