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Old 10-30-2018, 12:10 PM   #1
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Master electrical shutoff?

I have a 2004 30í Wildcat 5th wheel, new to me. An RV friend tells me that there is a master electrical disconnect located somewhere in the trailer. If so, where would it be located? Also, is there an inverter on board? Another thing I canít locate. Any Help appreciated. OK
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I have a 2004 30í Wildcat 5th wheel, new to me. An RV friend tells me that there is a master electrical disconnect located somewhere in the trailer. If so, where would it be located? Also, is there an inverter on board? Another thing I canít locate. Any Help appreciated. OK
Your RV friend might have painted your unit with too broad a brush. My 2015 Wildcat is the 1st unit I've owned with factory installed Battery Disconnect Switch. I doubt if you have one on a 2004. If you're talking about a master breaker, it's in the power center with sub-breakers and 12v fuses.


You probably don't have an INverter unless a previous owner installed one. You DO have a CONverter.
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Thank you for your response. What is a CONVERTER as opposed to an INVERTER?
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Converter changes 120 volt AC to 12 volt DC

Inverter changes 12 volt DC to 120 volt AC

You do have a converter in your trailer.

If you dad a Master disconnect switch it would disconnect the 12 volt battery from the trailer when in the off position.
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Your converter is behind a louvered door. It will be very visible and near the floor. About 16" x 16" Probably under some kitchen appliance. It will contain your 120-volt breakers and your 12-volt fuses. While your poking around, Fill you FW tank, turn on your pump switch, open a sink faucet, Walk around inside and out and listen for the pump location. In my 02 it's very visible in the basement storage area on the left side where the water hookups are located. Also look under the trailer for your low point drains (REd and Blue w/valves), FW drain and overflow tubes. You may have 2 gray water dump valves and 1 black water dump valve. Depending on your model. That outta keep you busy for a while.
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Your converter is behind a louvered door. It will be very visible and near the floor. About 16" x 16" Probably under some kitchen appliance. It will contain your 120-volt breakers and your 12-volt fuses. While your poking around, Fill you FW tank, turn on your pump switch, open a sink faucet, Walk around inside and out and listen for the pump location. In my 02 it's very visible in the basement storage area on the left side where the water hookups are located. Also look under the trailer for your low point drains (REd and Blue w/valves), FW drain and overflow tubes. You may have 2 gray water dump valves and 1 black water dump valve. Depending on your model. That outta keep you busy for a while.


Well, thank you for your response! I have already found all the water valves and drains (I do have 2 Grey water dumps),but have not yet located my electrical panel. I will be visiting her in storage tomorrow and will attempt to locate my panel/converter. Thanks for the explanation
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