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Old 05-28-2015, 07:03 AM   #1
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12 volt issue

my 2012 greyhawk 31FK was working great after a long hard winter, was getting it ready for this season. rig had not been plugged in to 120 for a couple of weeks, we lost all 12volt power. I plugged in to 120 for a full day this morning i had a little power not much enuff to make 12 volt lights in ceiling glow dimly. any ideas? anybody know where the 12 volt convertor is located?

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Old 05-28-2015, 07:09 AM   #2
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The converter is a grey panel down low somewhere.


Listen for a fan.


The cover pops open by pressing the top inwards.


Sounds like the battery is shot from cycling too low, too.


24 hours on the absorption charge will not be enough. Also check water level in the battery and add distilled water if needed.
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:21 AM   #3
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anybody know where the 12 volt convertor is located?

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In my 2006 Granite Ridge, it is under the bed...
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If you had some voltage, then it's probably the battery. I have a 2012 as well, and my battery died last month. 12volt flooded batteries are only good for a couple years the way we use them.
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In 31FS its under the bed behind the fuse/breaker panel that Mike837 describe. The actual converter is located there and has a plethera of wires going to it. More than likely the wires will be arranged in the form of a spaghetti bowl.
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...snip... More than likely the wires will be arranged in the form of a spaghetti bowl.
Too True!
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thanks for all your help I will have a look see this weekend and let you all know.
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how long was the unit sitting unplugged from shore power? I bet you drained the battery beyond its ability to come back. you can have a mechanic shop test the cells and tell you if it is shot.
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Thanks for all the tips, I found a badly corroded connection and seems to be working. Ihave left it plugged to shore power and see what happens. Thanks
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Check the battery water levels throughout the charge.

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