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Old 10-17-2013, 11:20 AM   #41
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Turbs, are you thinking just replace with another WFCO that she could get close by at Camping World?

I don't think PD would be locally available and I didn't think they were "plug compatible" either are they?
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:35 AM   #42
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I just checked and the New Braunfels Camping World has the 55 amp and "may" have the 45 & 65 amp WFCOs ("hot item -- quantities limited").
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Turbs, are you thinking just replace with another WFCO that she could get close by at Camping World?

I don't think PD would be locally available and I didn't think they were "plug compatible" either are they?
Obviously another wfco would fit right in with a 30 minute install time.
"Four wires" "8 screws"

Correct assumption about installing a pd unit as there needs to be some case modifications although minor the op's dh may not be capable of such mods on the road.

Barry if you would check the case size between at pd 9270 and a 9255 in reference to the case size on a wfco 50-55.

I know a pd9270 is wider but is a pd 9250 or 9255 closer to the wfco?

I'm busy operating right now or I'd look.


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When I mean case size I mean actual converter itself not the whole distribution center.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:45 AM   #44
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if you just installed a new battery, you may have either wired it backwards or accidently did for a second, which will set off the 12v resettable breaker/fuse that's located along the Trailer's A-frame, between the battery and the front of the trailer.

should look like this:
http://http://www.wiringproducts.com...-angle-bracket

reset it by pushing the black button.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:00 PM   #45
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if you just installed a new battery, you may have either wired it backwards or accidently did for a second, which will set off the 12v resettable breaker/fuse that's located along the Trailer's A-frame, between the battery and the front of the trailer. should look like this: http://http://www.wiringproducts.com...-angle-bracket reset it by pushing the black button.
Dan, things were working just fine for a while. It really sounds like the battery just discharged slowly.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:18 PM   #46
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Obviously another wfco would fit right in with a 30 minute install time. "Four wires" "8 screws" Correct assumption about installing a pd unit as there needs to be some case modifications although minor the op's dh may not be capable of such mods on the road. Barry if you would check the case size between at pd 9270 and a 9255 in reference to the case size on a wfco 50-55. I know a pd9270 is wider but is a pd 9250 or 9255 closer to the wfco? I'm busy operating right now or I'd look. Turbs Edit: When I mean case size I mean actual converter itself not the whole distribution center.
WFCO: 5.88w x 3.94h x 8.76d
PD9270: 3.6 x 8 x 9
PD9245: 4.5 x 8.25 x 7.25

I think I must be missing something.
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I think Progressive Dynamics has a direct conversion kit for the WFCO 55W converter. Part #PD4655V. But you have to modify it - you don't need their case.

Here is a video..
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:53 PM   #48
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WFCO: 5.88w x 3.94h x 8.76d
PD9270: 3.6 x 8 x 9
PD9245: 4.5 x 8.25 x 7.25

I think I must be missing something.
You switched the last two numbers.
Should be 9" wide and 7.25 wide and thats the difference between wfco and pd.
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I think Progressive Dynamics has a direct conversion kit for the WFCO 55W converter. Part #PD4655V. But you have to modify it - you don't need their case.

Here is a video..
The 4655 doesn't have charge wizard .

Edit: they now DO have charge wizard for the replacement.

I like the 9200 series better.

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Thank you all so very much for your help!!! <3

I called 5 Star Mobile RV Repair. Ricky is coming out within the hour. I explained everything over the phone, he agrees it is the converter. I'll let you know how it goes when he's gone!
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Two things could be wrong, battery hooked up backwards or battery disconnect has been enabled. Only two things that could be wrong.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:34 PM   #52
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I called 5 Star Mobile RV Repair. Ricky is coming out within the hour. I explained everything over the phone, he agrees it is the converter. I'll let you know how it goes when he's gone!
Awesome! I really like the mobile RV tech concept. Had one do work for me a couple of weeks ago. Very knowledgeable, friendly, actually seemed to think that his livelihood was dependent on making the customer happy. What a concept eh!
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Thank you all so very much for your help!!! <3

I called 5 Star Mobile RV Repair. Ricky is coming out within the hour. I explained everything over the phone, he agrees it is the converter. I'll let you know how it goes when he's gone!
Please let us know, what it turns out to be.... because for every so many correct assumptions in the forums, you can win an autographed Old Coot oven mitt. I really want that mitt.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:54 PM   #54
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Please let us know, what it turns out to be.... because for every so many correct assumptions in the forums, you can win an autographed Old Coot oven mitt. I really want that mitt.
I use mine just after ...... hmmm family site ..... nm

I heard you can also win one free year subscription to frf !
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It was the converter! He pulled it, showed me where it had burned out, replaced it with a new one, and viola! It works!

Again, thank you all for your help! And thanks for putting up with my femaleness!
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It was the converter! He pulled it, showed me where it had burned out, replaced it with a new one, and viola! It works!

Again, thank you all for your help! And thanks for putting up with my femaleness!
That's great, but the big question is "What burned the original out?" That's what would concern me. Did he have a clue as to the cause?
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It was the converter! He pulled it, showed me where it had burned out, replaced it with a new one, and viola! It works!

Again, thank you all for your help! And thanks for putting up with my femaleness!
Good deal, enjoy your trip. And that's one point towards an oven mitt awarded to Barry for suggesting the mobile RV Tech.....as well as everyone who pointed to the converter.

Hopefully, you now understand the function of the converter and what it does.

And personally speaking, I like femaleness. Even been known to marry one or two. LOL
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Good deal, enjoy your trip. And that's one point towards an oven mitt awarded to Barry for suggesting the mobile RV Tech.....as well as everyone who pointed to the converter. Hopefully, you now understand the function of the converter and what it does.

And personally speaking, I like femaleness. Even been known to marry one or two. LOL
X2!

Personally I was rooting for wmtires blown reverse-polarity fuses (hoping to award him the FRF Physic Tech award), but that would have to mean that your husband goofed when he out the battery in, and we can't have that!

Oh, and your profile says something like "ordinary housewife"? I don't think so!

OC, I heard that things just wear out after a while.
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Oh, and one more thing. When hubby gets home, tell him he has to take you out to dinner for saving your weekend!
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X2!...OC, I heard that things just wear out after a while.
6 yrs old? Don't think so. Something had to cause the burnout. That's what would be a major concern of mine.
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