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Old 07-14-2011, 09:05 PM   #1
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Power converter

Just got our Roo 23ss and looks great. (may need to get a bigger vehicle to tow it) My Laredo was not happy.

Kids are ecstatic!! They have been camping the past two nights in the back yard.

Everything is awesome and it looks great. Plenty of room!!

I did not hear the noise at the dealership, but when I got it home and plugged it in I am hearing a high pitched whining sound in the area of the LP detector/fuse box. Others have replied and stated that it might be a power converter fan issue. Where is the PC located?
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:22 PM   #2
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i have an '07 23SS and my converter is behind the fuse panel, which is under the fridge.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:57 PM   #3
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Just got our Roo 23ss and looks great. (may need to get a bigger vehicle to tow it) My Laredo was not happy.

Kids are ecstatic!! They have been camping the past two nights in the back yard.

Everything is awesome and it looks great. Plenty of room!!

I did not hear the noise at the dealership, but when I got it home and plugged it in I am hearing a high pitched whining sound in the area of the LP detector/fuse box. Others have replied and stated that it might be a power converter fan issue. Where is the PC located?
My high pitched whine is coming from the LP detector.
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:27 PM   #4
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Well good news, I found the culprit.
I troubleshot this way.
1. Tripped the breaker for the power converter, whine still present.
2. Repowered the converter then pulled the fuse for the fridge/heater. Whine was gone. Noticed the LP detector light went off as well. Replaced the fuse and whine returned and the LP detector was repowered. LP detector is powered on same circuit as fridge and heater.
3. Pulled the LP detector out and noticed it had its own 3A fuse. Put the LP detector right next to my ear and determined that was where the noise came from. Pulled the 3A fuse and whine gone and the LP detector was powered down

The RV has a Safe T Alert (model 35-742) LP/CO detector. Further research has shown the whine is inherent with this model. Others have had the same issue.
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