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Old 10-10-2020, 05:55 PM   #1
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Hello all. I own a 2007 Wildwood Le travel trailer 31 ft with two slides. I keep losing power and 2x my battery ran out (it is only 2 seasons old). Someone told me I prolly need an inverter. I don't even know where such a thing is. Can someone tell me where the inverter is located? I have my trailer parked for the season and use it on weekends. I have lost my fridge food and freezer stuff twice. Don't want that to happen again. Live in Michigan so I am in process of winterizing. thanks for any help anyone can provide. I do not intend to do the work myself but do not want to be taken advantage of. Thanks!
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Old 10-10-2020, 06:01 PM   #2
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Hello all. I own a 2007 Wildwood Le travel trailer 31 ft with two slides. I keep losing power and 2x my battery ran out (it is only 2 seasons old). Someone told me I prolly need an inverter. I don't even know where such a thing is. Can someone tell me where the inverter is located? I have my trailer parked for the season and use it on weekends. I have lost my fridge food and freezer stuff twice. Don't want that to happen again. Live in Michigan so I am in process of winterizing. thanks for any help anyone can provide. I do not intend to do the work myself but do not want to be taken advantage of. Thanks!
I'm pretty sure that you mean a CONverter, not an INverter.
You need to post the trailer model number since the converter locations vary wildly between models.
If you're plugged into shore power, get a multimeter and test the converter's output at the end of the battery cables.
If you're NOT plugged into shore power, the fridge/freezer and the parasitic power drains will deplete a battery in mere days.
Generally the CONverter is located behind the fuse/breaker panel.
Suggest that you Google "the 12 Volt Side of Life". It's a good primer on RV electrical systems.
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Old 10-21-2020, 06:08 AM   #3
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Whatever the std power hookup is , 30A 120v or 50A 240v is what would be best to install as a power supply.

A "converter " is only a fancy battery charger , and yes you will have no more batt problems if you plug in all the time the unit is not in use.

In a campsite plug in , even if its only a house socket 15A 120V which will keep the fridge operating, and the batts charged.
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