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Old 08-03-2012, 09:21 PM   #71
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Great ending... I been camping all weekend and been thinking about you...

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Old 08-04-2012, 09:05 AM   #72
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:34 AM   #73
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:49 AM   #74
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Yay! Hope this weekend is full of fun and memories for you and your mom!
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:25 AM   #75
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Wildwood Danny coming to the rescue
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:31 AM   #76
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Originally Posted by marcusfan View Post
Today, thanks to a referral here from Wildwood Danny, I had A-Z Mobile RV Repair come out to my house. It was definitely the converter. He showed it to me and two of the resistors had exploded inside the converter. Replaced the converter, every electronic device in the TT worked like a charm. $394.00 including parts, labor and trip charge.

I think someone was smiling on me today. I just want to say thank you guys and gals so much for all of your help over the last couple days. I was freaking out. I've ordered a surge protector as advised by several of you. My mom and I are on our way camping and the electrician has agreed to pay for the repairs.

Thanks again all and if I ever have a chance to help out, I will surely repay the assistance.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:07 AM   #77
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Great ending

This community forum comes through

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Old 08-04-2012, 11:50 AM   #78
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Originally Posted by cmptrkd View Post
Someone told you to use your 30amp to 20/15 amp pigtale adapter and plug into a standard outlet to see if you get any power. Have you been able to do this?

Also, whether on the new 30amp plug, or using the pigtale to another outlet, can you take an alarm clock or table lamp into the camper and plug it in to an outlet?

It would be nice to know if we have any power to the camper. Most installed appliances need DC to run thermostats, or other electrical components, but if I am not mistaken, power should still flow just fine through a fuse box even if the converter is fried and testing with a lamp or alarm clock, small fan, anything... will show us if you have power out there.

If you have power.... your weekend trip might not be squashed. Maybe Herk can chime in as he seems very knowledgeable, but you might be able to get by using a battery charger on your battery once arriving to your destination, and keeping that charger on there for the weekend. I wouldn't recommend doing this for months and months, and I would suggest running water heater and fridge on propane just to take the strain off a stand alone battery charger, but if all you were running is lights and the thermostat for the A/C, I don't think you'd be in a world of hurt.

None the less, please report back if you have some power out there so we have an idea where you are sitting.

Good advise.
With one exception. I don't think that the DC demand from the
water heater and fridge will decrease when going over to propane.
Their "non-propane" heat comes from the AC line not from the
battery (& stand alone charger).

In fact, if the water heater is like mine, the DC current demand
will actually increase because the propane valve is operated by DC.
Whenever the water heater is burning, there is a steady - somewhat
heavy - drain on the battery to keep the valve open. On AC, that's
not the case.
Same for fridge.

If your water heater is totally manual......never mind!.
But, oh, the fridge,,,,,,,,,

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Just got back from our weekend trip and trying to catch up on all the forum news. So glad things turned out as well as they did for you. Enjoy your trip and hope you and your mom have a great time. We're practically neighbors--stay in touch.

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Old 08-05-2012, 03:43 PM   #80
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Wow...Im thinkin if this ever happens to me i'm just gonna plug it back into the 220 til it burns to the ground and start over!

im just sayin...

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