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Old 06-08-2013, 09:33 AM   #1
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No 12V

Okay. I just picked up my Rockwood 2703ws the day before yesterday. Got it home some 250 miles and all went well. Plugged in the power cord to the house. Everything works good. This morning, went out to put two slides in and...No 12V system. When I check the battery charge on the panel, it will show up for a brief second and then nothing. The electric tongue jack works fine but nothing else. When the 110 is hooked up, the batteries check fully charged. All the fuses I can see are good. I'm wondering if the converter is not switching over and need to know how to check it out.

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Old 06-08-2013, 09:37 AM   #2
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Okay. I just picked up my Rockwood 2703ws the day before yesterday. Got it home some 250 miles and all went well. Plugged in the power cord to the house. Everything works good. This morning, went out to put two slides in and...No 12V system. When I check the battery charge on the panel, it will show up for a brief second and then nothing. The electric tongue jack works fine but nothing else. When the 110 is hooked up, the batteries check fully charged. All the fuses I can see are good. I'm wondering if the converter is not switching over and need to know how to check it out.

Help would be appreciated.
Sounds like possibility the resetable curcuit breaker by your battery.
Follow your positive battery cable it should lead to one of these.
It may or may not be resetable.

Btw this would be a great time to purchase a digital volt ohm meter for your camper.


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Old 06-08-2013, 09:40 AM   #3
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And furthermore your converter doesn't "switch" its either on or off depending on if you have shore power.

Did you check all 12 v fuses in the distribution center ?



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Thanks. I'll go see if I can find a breaker by the battery and all the fuses I have in the converter are 15s, 1-7.5 and 2-40s.
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The resettable breaker types like Turbo pointed out are usually bolted to the frame or such. Just follow the wires from your battery along your frame.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:15 AM   #6
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Okay. I found the the breaker you talked about, Turbo and it's not resetable that I can see. There are like, three wires running into and out of it. There are three 30A fuses right close to it and they are all okay. So if the guys that put the batteries on shorted the posts, then the breaker you're talking about has to be replaced?
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Be a good time to have a volt meter to check voltage !
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:13 PM   #8
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I think the breaker I found is a resettable. It's a 40A with a little black button on the end. I tried that and no luck. Pulled it and took it to an RV place(25 miles away) and was going to order another but the guy checked it and said it was good. I bought a volt/omn meter anyway, just got home and checked it myself and it's okay. I don't know where to go from here. I hate to pull the rig 25 miles to a dealer if it's a simple electrical problem but...Still looking for advice.
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The jack works cause its direct power from battery.
Pull the distribution panel cover.
"2 screws" and see if you have any 12v power anywhere.
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OK

Thanks for the help, Tubo. That's what I just did. I pulled the cover off the distribution panel and as soon as I eat a BiG MAN's TV Dinner, I'll be out with the new volt/ohm meter.
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