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Old 11-22-2009, 07:20 PM   #1
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Unhappy help w/03 wildwood 5th wheel.....

I'm going 2 try 2 keep this short...we just purchased this & know NOTHING about it...the lights & outlets work (when plugged into our house) but we can't get our fridge, stove or even furnace to come on?!?! HELP!!! Do we need both gas tanks turned on for these things to work? ANY advice would be SO great!! Thanks in advance!!

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Old 11-22-2009, 07:32 PM   #2
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I'm going 2 try 2 keep this short...we just purchased this & know NOTHING about it...the lights & outlets work (when plugged into our house) but we can't get our fridge, stove or even furnace to come on?!?! HELP!!! Do we need both gas tanks turned on for these things to work? ANY advice would be SO great!! Thanks in advance!!

Is this a new trailer? If so did the dealer do a walk though with you to show you how it works? If not their not a very good dealer.

If your tanks are turned on there may be air in the lines that needs to be purged. If you turn on a stove burner and don't smell gas then there is a problem somewhere. Could be the LPG leak detector which will be close to the floor somewhere and will have an on/off switch on it and a blinking green light(if on) if this is turned off it will close a valve on the gas line so that the LP doesn't flow.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:09 PM   #3
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It's not new..we bought it from an auction in Atlanta..pretty much sight unseen except for a few photos on the website. (I know..BIG risk) We have an aerolite tt so we're not new to camping but we are new to a 5th wheel. So we have no one to tell us anything?! We can't figure out why the fridge, stove or furnace won't even come on. Shouldn't these things come on w/just the camper being plugged up? My hubby says he saw the green light blinking. Thank you so much for your info....I'm new to this website & hope to learn alot!
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:59 PM   #4
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Long shot, check the battery voltage. Even though you are plugged in, the converter may not be working and the battery may be dead/bad, or missing. The other thing is you may be assuming you have propane when the tanks are in fact empty. If the stove burners won't light, there is definitely a propane problem. Tanks empty. bad regulator, line stopped up. You shouldn't need both tanks on, but you need the tank on that the the "auto switchover valve" is pointing to. Good luck. Also since you got it without manuals, download the manuals you can from the manufacturer website of each individual appliance. Could be useful sometime.
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:59 PM   #5
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Thanks Windrider! I'll try that...is there a way we can check to see if the converter is bad?
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:12 PM   #6
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Unplug from shore power. Turn a couple of lights on for 5 minutes or so. Check the voltage at the battery terminals with a meter, and hopefully digital meter. You should have around 12 volts. Connect to shore power, and recheck the voltage at the terminals. With a good converter and battery, you should see voltage around 13.5 volts. If there is no change, the converter is not charging the battery. It may be the converter or another problem, but it's not charging, so you will need to charge the battery a different way. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:34 PM   #7
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THis might sound obvious, but have you checked the circuit breakers and fuses? We have a 2004, and the fuse panel box is by the back window. It looks like a night stand, but actually holds the panel box. Just a thought.
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