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Old 04-21-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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Just purchased a 2012 321 RLTS. We're plugged into power at our house. Can't get the furnace to work and have very little power in the trailer (sound system won't work, lights are dim etc). Battery Wizard is in the 'normal mode' (green lighting flashing a few times per second).

I would have thought we would have full power in trailer since we're plugged into our house electricity...checked power cord - blue lights are on a both ends. All fuses are in the 'on' position...read the manual a few times...must be missing something. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:28 AM   #2
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Your 12v power converter is not working. That means the 12v power you are getting is from a nearly drained battery.

Check the fuses on the converter. Make sure the 120 outlet it's plugged into is hot.
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:06 AM   #3
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The outlet at the house is hot. I'll check all the fuses in the trailer. I watched a 90 min movie on the 40" flat screen TV with the furnace on last weekend. I wonder, can the TV run off the battery? If not, I guess the converter was working at that time.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:08 AM   #4
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First thing I'd do is check the power coming in. Is this a 15A or 30A connector off the house? What size extension cord? I would make sure you have at least a 12AWG.

You can disconnect the shore power cord and your lights should work fine off the 12V battery. If they don't, start by checking the battery.

Your TV would work off battery only if it was 12V or you have an inverter installed.
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:28 AM   #5
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Make sure that the AC circuit breaker labeled converter in your electrical panel is switched to on position and not in the off or tripped position.
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Good point, dzwiss. My brain doesn't engage until I have a couple of cups of coffee! :hihi:
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:30 AM   #7
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Saskatooner, if you have done suggestions above, checked AC at the house, main RV AC breaker, converter AC breaker, 12 volt converter fuse and still no success you may want to ensure the 120 ac wires from the circuit breaker to the converter are properly connected to the circuit breaker. By that I mean check to ensure the black wire to the converter is properly secured under the screw on the circuit breaker and the white wire is properly secured under the neutral bar. The wires that are used to supply the converter are the stranded type and don't always connect that well under the screw system which is engineered for solid wire.

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Are you sure your battery disconnect is turned on? Mine is inside the battery box and not easy to see.
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Hey Saskatooner welcome to the group... from another member in Saskatoon..
I will assume you bought it from Glenwood... haul it back there and let them fix it.. Part of the big bucks you pay for a TT is warranty let them fix it for you..
if however you dont want to do that PM me and I can come over and see if I can help you fix it..
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I found that unless the 50 amp power cord is no twisted all they in the RV I dont have power.
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