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Old 06-02-2024, 09:50 AM   #1
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converter location

I have a 2010 Sabre 5th wheel and pretty sure the converter needs replaced. Can anyone tell me where it is located?
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Old 06-02-2024, 10:40 AM   #2
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how do you know it needs replacing?


most common locations are
1) in the breaker panel... just remove the front cover of the breaker panel

2) Behind the breaker panel
remove front cover then the 4 or more screws holding breaker panel to wall
slide out the panel (no need to disconnect any wires) . It will pull out far enough for you to see/work behind it


Disconnect shorepower and generator.... Before trying to open breaker panel
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Thanks! Had never needed a battery for everything to work for the little bit we were there. Was told I need a battery, so I got one and installed it. Go to camper 2 weeks later and battery is dead. From what I read, the converter is the problem.
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Old 06-02-2024, 11:32 AM   #4
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Thanks! Had never needed a battery for everything to work for the little bit we were there. Was told I need a battery, so I got one and installed it. Go to camper 2 weeks later and battery is dead. From what I read, the converter is the problem.
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Maybe maybe not. Get a meter first and check. Two weeks later, parasitic drains or something left on could drain the battery. Do not just assume it is the converter.

Doubt it was the converter unless the trailer was on shore power (plugged in) during this two weeks.

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once you find it .... measure the 12v output it should read about 13.6v

it could be a 12v breaker a disconnect switch or a bad wire
all of which will stop battery from charging
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simplest test you can do.

disconnect battery and any solar power
turn ON shore power
make sure 120v breaker labeled "Conv" or "Converter" is ON

Turn on lights or any other 12v appliance
slide waterpump thermostat fan
if any of the above run while no battery.... converter is good

so then you have to go look look at the connection between battery and converter on why it is not charging


IF no 12v appliances or lights work....
check battery that you connected the positive/negative correctly .. if you did not there are two REVERSE fuses that may blow... Mine are on the 12v fuse panel
yours may be on converter or panel.
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Old 06-04-2024, 10:28 AM   #6
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Yep, found it. Is there any place to get the part # for it? And where can I order one? Amazon?
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