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Old 08-14-2015, 06:07 PM   #1
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Rpod Power Distribution Center Noise

We're talking about an Rpod 177. It started this morning. When 2 lights were turned on, there is a sound from the (I'm assuming the charger/inverter) power center that sounds like a bearing seizing and releasing. When one of the lights is turned off the noise stops. The battery was replaced a year ago and seems to discharge very quickly. It's a high end battery. I called Forest River for help, but they didn't return my call. Any ideas?

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Old 08-14-2015, 11:44 PM   #2
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There is a cooling fan that turns on/off. They a basically computer fans.


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Old 08-15-2015, 10:57 AM   #3
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Thanks. If it's basically a computer fan can it be replaced like a computer fan? I've done a lot of computers.
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:28 PM   #4
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Correct
Disconnect the fan temporary to see if this is definitely the noise.
The fan is controlled the load.


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Old 08-15-2015, 11:35 PM   #5
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As far as the battery not lasting, have you checked the battery voltage at various stages of charging?
My 172 had a 3 way refrig. And running on battery(12vdc) without the camper plugged into a/c or the 12vdc charge cable to truck w/ truck running.
Also note my truck did NOT have the fuse in the electrical power center under the hood to active the 12vdc line to trailer.
You could also use an amp meter to see which circuit is drawing excess.
What reserve capacity battery do you have installed?

I hope this is of some help. Let us know the results!


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Old 08-16-2015, 03:23 PM   #6
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Check the battery voltage when connected to shore power. The voltage should not be higher than about 13.5 or battery damage can occur
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Old 08-16-2015, 11:36 PM   #7
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Bulk/Absorption/Float
14.4/13.6/13.2
3 stage charger


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