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Old 12-30-2009, 12:36 PM   #1
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12 volts not working on Flagstaff27bhss

I have a brand new Flagstaff 27bhss, and am supposed to take my kids camping tomorrow.
My 12 volt system is not operating. The battery was drained, I recharged it Yesterday with a jumpstarter, only to find it drained empty again this morning.
The camper has been plugged into the main power overnight. I do have 110volts (tv and microwave work) but nothing on the 12 volts system works (slideout, lights etc)
The manual states there is a converter/battery charger but it does not state where it is and I can not find it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:15 PM   #2
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Nothing 12 volts works even plugged into power? The converter produces 12 volts to supply those circuits when plugged in and charges the battery. Could be a bad converter or a blown fuse. Not sure what you mean by your statement about charging it with a jumpstarter. A typical battery charger should take at least overnight to fully charge a dead battery. Someone here with that model of RV should be along soon to give some more specifics. Ohterwise try calling your dealer's service department and maybe they can help.

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Old 12-30-2009, 01:29 PM   #3
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The manual states there is a converter/battery charger but it does not state where it is and I can not find it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
rondineke, check around the inside of your camper for a vented cover, usually brown. It may be under your fridge, which is a popular location for the converter. Open the cover, and there should be some automotive type fuses for the 12 volt side of things, and circuit breakers for the 110 volt systems. Some converters will have a little red light lit if a fuse is blown, but you might have to pull the fuses to check to see if any are blown. As a precaution, unplug the shore power before working in there....even though you are working on the 12 volt fuses, a little slip could get you hooked up with 110 volts.

Like NWJeeper stated, if you are plugged into shore power, then you should have 12 volts to the converter, even if your battery was dead or the main fuse/circuit breaker from the battery were blown.

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What could possible drain the battery that quickly? A short somewhere? But wouldn't that blow a fuse? Maybe check each and every fuse? Any chance the battery is defective?
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Helo,rondineke. My Flagstaff had a similar problem before, the power tongue jack was the only operating 12volt thing on mine- nothing 12 volt inside would work. Here's what I found; On the tongue of the trailer, there's a small junction box that your 12 volt battery wires connect to...mine is located directly above the front driver's side jack on the inside of the frame. Mine had rust/corrosion on it, and therefore a bad connection from the bat to the converter. This small junction block has an even smaller reset button on it, as well. I had the dealer replace mine with a different type- with an automatic resetting relay. While you're under there, take notice of the green plastic housing that has wires through it. That is your slide out 30 amp fuse unside of the protective housing- you will have one per slide out. If you ever lose power to the slide out- that's where to look, and I suggest keeping a spare fuse for that. Hope this solves your problem! Randy
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.....I may be under your fridge, which is a popular location for the converter.....
Yeah watch out! Mtnguy was under my fridge once, scared the crap out of me. He's sneaky that way.....LOL

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Yeah watch out! Mtnguy was under my fridge once, scared the crap out of me. He's sneaky that way.....LOL

Oops, I corrected that little boo-boo. Nice catch, NWJeeper.
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