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Old 05-15-2012, 10:15 PM   #11
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On your battery, I used to pull a fuse on my PUP that was located at the battery to keep from draining the battery. I didn't disconnect the ground, just pulled the fuse. Now on my TT, I disconnect the Neg. Terminal when not in use. The battery that came with mine would not charge properly. I checked the water levels and they were low, filled, recharged, hooked up to TT, looked and seen fumes so I disconnected. I removed the battery, took it to Advance Auto, it was gone. New battery, no more problems. My PUP had the converter and fuse panel under the table.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:16 PM   #12
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The power center could be under one of the bench seats.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:23 PM   #13
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I too just pull the main fuse right near the pos battery terminal rather than bother with disconnecting cables from terminals. Does the exact same thing.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:59 PM   #14
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Ok I have located the fuse board & convertor...FYI - it is the rather large brown box under the oven, which I thought related to the oven. Found this after setting up the whole trailer!

All fuses fine and it is a 45AMP convertor...

Battery still not charging, volts are now at 1.7v.

My hook up is using a normal extension cord with a RV plug adapter - is that right?

When looking under the trailer I noticed the +ve wire from the battery connected to a little black box then a new wire connected to the Aux side of this black box feeding to the fuse board.

Any other checks/thoughts?
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:31 PM   #15
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Ok I have located the fuse board & convertor...FYI - it is the rather large brown box under the oven, which I thought related to the oven. Found this after setting up the whole trailer!

All fuses fine and it is a 45AMP convertor...

Battery still not charging, volts are now at 1.7v.

My hook up is using a normal extension cord with a RV plug adapter - is that right?

When looking under the trailer I noticed the +ve wire from the battery connected to a little black box then a new wire connected to the Aux side of this black box feeding to the fuse board.

Any other checks/thoughts?
If the little black box looks like one of these it is a fuse for connecting the battery to the converter.

The little tab on the side is a reset button. Press it in and it should click in. If it pops back out DO NOT reset it again till we figure out what is going on.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:39 PM   #16
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It is like the second picture, but there is no button on the side to reset - could it be an older model?
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:48 PM   #17
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No but it could be bad or have a corroded connection.
Remove the wires and lightly sand the terminals and wire brush the threads of the current limiter.

Be sure there is no bump on the sides to press. It may be an auto reset type.

Hook up the side going from the converter to the fuse. DO NOT hook up the battery yet.

See if you have 13 volts or higher at the terminal.
If you don't you have a converter problem.

See if you have 13 volts on the other terminal without the battery wire on it. If not you have a bad fuse.

If you have 13 volts on the battery side; hook up the battery wire.

Check the voltage on that terminal again. If the voltage drops to a lot less than 13 volts then you have a bad battery.

Even though "new" a dead battery WILL freeze; cracking the lead wafer plates that make up the cells.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:51 PM   #18
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kooky, you have a Shamrock hybrid, Model 19.

test the wires that hook to the battery to see how much is coming from the converter, to the battery.
for that old of a hybrid, the converter could be bad.

2000 was only the second year of production for the hybrid design, for FR.
R-Vision came out with the first ones, in 1998 model year.
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My new Sabre was doing the same thing. The 45 AMP WFCO converter was bad. Having a 70 AMP Progressive Dynamics installed. Seems that many have had problems with the 45 WFCO's.
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My new Sabre was doing the same thing. The 45 AMP WFCO converter was bad. Having a 70 AMP Progressive Dynamics installed. Seems that many have had problems with the 45 WFCO's.
X2 on wfco junk
on the progressive dynamics
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