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Old 10-04-2015, 08:11 PM   #1
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converter?

I'm a newbie and just bought a 2013 oasis travel trailer and already having problems. Hooked it up at my house had no problem for two weeks but went on first trip and was using a generator and lights went out and the refrigerator about 3 hours after we set up camp. Went and bought a new battery and the lights worked for about a day but the refrigerator won't get cold but the light is working inside fridge. Also heard a loud pop from breaker/fuse box and it shot out dust. Is my converter out? If so where do I find it and is it something I can change myself? Or should I find another way to charge my battery?
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:34 PM   #2
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Does everything work while hooked up to your vehicle? I strongly suspect it is your converter. We had similar issues with our Rockwood this summer and turned out to be a bad converter.
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:40 PM   #3
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Does everything work while hooked up to your vehicle? I strongly suspect it is your converter. We had similar issues with our Rockwood this summer and turned out to be a bad converter.
The lights work for sure when it's hooked up to my truck not sure about the fridge. Auto light and check light are on the fridge but not sure how to fix it. Where is the converter?
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Old 10-05-2015, 09:19 AM   #4
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The converter/charger should be attached to the breaker/fuse panel. It's pretty easy to change out if you're fairly handy.

The check light usually comes on the fridge when it senses that the burner failed to light. Do you have the propane turned on to the fridge.

Make sure you have a charged battery and then turn the fridge off and then back on and see if it lights.

Have you checked and reset all the breakers in the power panel?
Have you tested all the fuses in the panel?
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Old 10-05-2015, 09:30 AM   #5
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The converter/charger should be attached to the breaker/fuse panel. It's pretty easy to change out if you're fairly handy.

The check light usually comes on the fridge when it senses that the burner failed to light. Do you have the propane turned on to the fridge.

Make sure you have a charged battery and then turn the fridge off and then back on and see if it lights.

Have you checked and reset all the breakers in the power panel?
Have you tested all the fuses in the panel?
You can charge your battery (assuming you don't have a portable one) by using jumper cable from truck battery to RV battery. I don't have to say be careful don't reverse anything or short out cables. If you try to charge from the 7 way plug it will never get there and would take all day. It will charge faster with everything 12 volt turned off.

Like BR said, set the fridge on gas only. Once you have a decent charge see if the fridge will light... its automatic, but the battery has to be good.
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:53 AM   #6
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The converter/charger should be attached to the breaker/fuse panel. It's pretty easy to change out if you're fairly handy.

The check light usually comes on the fridge when it senses that the burner failed to light. Do you have the propane turned on to the fridge.

Make sure you have a charged battery and then turn the fridge off and then back on and see if it lights.

Have you checked and reset all the breakers in the power panel?
Have you tested all the fuses in the panel?
Breakers weren't tripped but will reset them anyways and pulled all the fuses out and they were fine. As for the fridge, I turned the gas off while I was checking everything out and then turned it back on. Had someone tell me I need to unhook the propane tank and then hook it back up and it might work. Said there is a sensor in the newer trailers that this happens to from time to time. Welcome to rving huh lol
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:41 PM   #7
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Use a multi meter you verify the battery is seeing 13+ volts from the converter.

If not, then it sounds like you have a bad one.

I just had to swap ours out. Our rig is an 07, so I was not surprised it had failed.
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FYI. Any time you get the check light on the fridge, you have to turn it off with the button on the control panel and turn it back on. The fault condition won't reset itself. Pressing the button off and back on will reset it and it will try to light again.
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