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Old 04-30-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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I have a 2007 Cardinal 36.2 BHLE. This year the landing gear and slide would not work so took the battery in to be checked and came home with a new battery. With the new battery installed and shore power attached the slide moves very slow and even require a slight push to operate. If the DC lights are turned on, they are very low especially if multiple lights on or slide operating. Even the furnace fan slows down. TV, microwave and AC lights are fine. Any ideas as to why there is low power for the DC functions?
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:40 PM   #2
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I have a 2007 Cardinal 36.2 BHLE. This year the landing gear and slide would not work so took the battery in to be checked and came home with a new battery. With the new battery installed and shore power attached the slide moves very slow and even require a slight push to operate. If the DC lights are turned on, they are very low especially if multiple lights on or slide operating. Even the furnace fan slows down. TV, microwave and AC lights are fine. Any ideas as to why there is low power for the DC functions?
Sounds like a converter issue possibly.

Here's a trouble shooting guide if you have a wfco converter.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...?do=file&id=24
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:14 PM   #3
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I would also check the negative lead to ground connection on the frame to make sure it is good. Dismantle if required and clean both surfaces and reconnect.
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I would also check the negative lead to ground connection on the frame to make sure it is good. Dismantle if required and clean both surfaces and reconnect.
This was my answer too!
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:29 PM   #5
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Adding to the symptoms, when the shore power is disconnected, there is no power from the batteries to the unit...it's a new and fully charged battery. Light will not even go on. However, DC lights go on when the power is plugged in, just weak when multiple lights or furnace fan goes on.
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OK then follow your positive lead from battery back underneath tongue and see if there is a mini circuit breaker to be reset by pressing small button. see attached
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