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Old 12-03-2015, 09:19 PM   #11
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If you find the wires have been damaged by rodents, soak some cotton balls with peppermint oil from a health food store, resoaking them every couple of weeks. Put them in a couple of locations inside the trailer. Mice and rats do not like the smell and will stay away from it.
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:28 PM   #12
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There is no converter 12V solenoid. Your converter is almost certainly OK. It sounds as though you have a bad connection, fuse, breaker or switch.

Disconnect from shore power.

Run an external wire from the battery negative through the door to the dinette area. (Be sure it has a good battery connection.) Start where the battery wires enter the trailer and look for 12+V to the external ground.

If you get to the +12V distribution bus in the WFCO with 12+V all the way, move the external wire to the battery positive and trace your grounds the same way.
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:11 PM   #13
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Here's where I'd put my money. First time I checked it worked fine, or so it seemed to be. At witts end, I invested five bucks and replaced anyway. Best five bucks I ever spent.
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:22 PM   #14
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Here's where I'd put my money. First time I checked it worked fine, or so it seemed to be. At witts end, I invested five bucks and replaced anyway. Best five bucks I ever spent.

That was the first thing I checked, but it's not the problem. My understanding now is that this only protects the battery from the charge current coming in from the the tow vehicle? The battery lead and converter / charger lead are tied to the same terminal, and the positive from the pigtail connected to the other.
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My advice stands. I thought the same stuff as you. My converter's little red fuse indicator lights lit, then dimmed, stayed dark, then lit. When I replaced the 30 amp breaker all these test fluctuations vanished and I was good to go again.
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Old 12-04-2015, 01:01 AM   #16
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That's what I had initially assumed, but there is not anything in between the 12v fuse box and the batteries except for the inline breaker. I checked for continuity and even bypassed, still nothing. Perhaps I need to get behind the power center to see if a rat chewed my wires or something?
Hey Sean,

I'd put my money not on rats but that neighbor of yours. Maybe if you'd give her your Christmas present early, she quit sneaking over with her nippers.

Just thought I'd help,

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Hey Sean,

I'd put my money not on rats but that neighbor of yours. Maybe if you'd give her your Christmas present early, she quit sneaking over with her nippers.

Just thought I'd help,

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Old 12-04-2015, 01:25 AM   #18
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I also think the converter is functioning properly. Have you checked/cleaned your battery terminals?

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Bingo.
Worked for me.
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I'd put my money not on rats but that neighbor of yours. Maybe if you'd give her your Christmas present early, she quit sneaking over with her nippers.


She did scurry off the other day when she saw me...
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