Why Is The Converter On Our RV Not Charging The House Batteries?
by Chastidy Whitley
(Norwood, NC USA)
We recently purchased a 99 Terry Ex 5th Wheel Camper with 2 slides this is our first camper and we are new at this. As long as we have the camper hooked up to the truck all the power is fine but when we unhook the truck and plug it into the 110v it will not keep our battery charged. Are You Thinking About Buying Or Selling An RV? You Should Visit Our RV Sales Page.
Our lights get dim and eventually go out and it will not allow our heat system to operate properly. We have searched high and low for the converter box and can not locate it in this camper it is not with the fuse box or in the cabinets or at the front near the empty compartments. So therefore we have no idea what kind of converter to purchase or where to even look.
ANSWER: Greetings Chastidy thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.
Considering the year and type of RV you have it should be equipped with a Converter that has a House Battery Charging system.
The Converter is normally located in one of the outside storage compartments of your RV. The main circuit breakers and 12 volt fuse panels are normally located in the same compartment.
At any rate it sounds like the charger on the converter is not charging the batteries. The problem could be something as simple as a tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse. The worse case scenario is that the charger itself may have gone bad and needs to be replaced.
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It sounds like you have done as much as you can. It may be time to take your 5th Wheel in and have a Certified RV Technician take a look at it.
I hope that this information has been helpful to you.
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