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Old 06-30-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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Wildwood 31qbss conveter trouble

we have a 2006 wildwood trailer. it is new to us, and was not use a lot. When we set the trailer up at home in order to check it out, we plugged it into an extension cord from out house. The AC, all lights microwave, everything seemed to work fine. Once we hooked it up to gas, and unplugged it from the house power ( with a fully charged deep cycle battery attached) we lose all power to the trailer. I was under the impression that the converter should kick on from the battery and supply power to the trailer. however this does not happen. I dont know if I am missing something or not. is there anything I need to do in order to get the trailer to switch?
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:56 PM   #2
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Hmmm, perplexing. There is really no switch for the 12 volt system. The converter just works in concert with the battery to run the 12 systems and charge the battery. The converter will work without the battery.

It sounds to me like the battery wires are not hooked to the distribution box for some reason. Check the wire from the battery to the fuse box and check the voltage of this wire at the fuse box without the camper plugged in. If it"s not 12 volts then the battery is not hooked to the camper at all. If there is 12 volts there, then who knows what is happening. Obviously , the converter is working.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:01 PM   #3
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also check for a small unit breaker from the positive lead of your battery underneath trailer tongue and try to reset by pushing small button.
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I know that with the trailer plugged in the converter and the fan would hum. but now with just gas and the battery connected there is nothing happening in the fuse panel, no lights, no hum, nothing......
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:20 PM   #5
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the hum is from the converter which won't hum unless the camper is plugged in. You will need to determine if the battery is connected to the circuit box. Multimeter check for 12 volts at the main wires coming into the box.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:12 PM   #6
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if the tipout works then the battery should be connectd correctly... right? or is there someplace else I need to look in order to see if the battery is connected into the trailer service?
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