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Old 08-02-2008, 06:57 PM   #1
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Wildwood LE 29RGSS electrical problem

I am the proud owner of a 2005 WW LE 29RGSS! I seem to be having a converter problem. The breaker for the converter keeps tripping while hooked up to my house. It is wired to the house sub-panel via a single pole, 30 amp breaker.

When I turn on the power everything works well...A/C, 110 power, etc. After about a minute the Converter breaker trips.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.


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Old 08-03-2008, 05:34 AM   #2
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If you have a really dead battery or batteries it -might- just be overloaded
trying to charge them.
Do you also have lots of interior lights on???
Shut off all lights and try it.
If you have a stand alone battery charger, try putting some charge
in your batteries with that, then try the converter again.

If these don't help it might be a short in your trailer wiring or
a bad converter or bad breaker.
Further tests with volt and amp meters are in order I think.

Good luck!

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Old 08-03-2008, 10:14 AM   #3
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Thanks Kydan. In fact, my interior lights were very dim, practically yellow. I will charge my battery then try it.
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:58 AM   #4
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Sounds like Dan hit it on the first swing.

You may have a shorted cell in the battery. That would cause the converter to draw high amps and trip the breaker. It might not be a bad idea to take the battery to your local auto parts place and have it load checked once you've charged it.
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:13 AM   #5
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So far everything seems to go to the battery. It occurred to me I have been parked at an AF Fam Camp for four months and only now have I used the 12V system exclusively since I am home. I think I just need a new battery and a good charge. Now that I have been hooked up at the house for a few days...and the batt charged by Converter....the "CONV" breaker is not blowing even with AC and a fan going.

Now looking at getting a pad poured and electrical ran to it.
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