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Old 08-29-2013, 08:56 PM   #1
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Question Ac/dc

The last time out when I arrived at campground, there was water leaking from rear of trailer by the bumper. Opened the door and "water water everywhere" and I hope the boards don't shrink. The sink was full and there was water in the drawers and bowls under the sink. The pump was running and CO detector alarming ??. Rugs were also saturated. Cleaned up and dried out the trailer ??. Now I have shore power, but NO dc power. Dealer has replaced battery disconnect switch and a selenoid (?) but still no dc. The tongue jack works. Without shore power, nothing works: pump, idiot gauge lights etc.
Fuses, OK; breakers, OK; GFI OK.
Any thoughts??

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Old 08-29-2013, 11:10 PM   #2
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Sorry about your trouble. Get your volt meter out or your 12v test light. You should have 12v at the battery either from the battery power or from the converter. If the battery is fully charged and you are not hooked up to shore power your battery voltage should be about 12.8. If you are hooked up to shore power and the converter (battery charger) is operating the battery voltage should be at least 13.3v. Then check the voltage at the disconnect switch and at the fuse panel.

I am surprised that the dealer did not troubleshoot this for you. Why did he replace the battery disconnect switch? Obviously, it was not the problem.

Good luck.


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Old 08-30-2013, 03:54 AM   #3
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Water pump should be off while towing. Sounds like you have a short. Did the dealer replace those things before or after the flood? Battery shorted from wires being wet? Jim
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Sounds like you have a Ghost rider...
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:04 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by zigzagguzzi View Post
Water pump should be off while towing. Sounds like you have a short. Did the dealer replace those things before or after the flood? Battery shorted from wires being wet? Jim
Isolate issues....
Water ... Where from? Was the pump switch on? Did you find open valve? Is there a leak in plumbing? With full sink, was the faucet bumped open or did its valve fail?

Electric. Did converter get wet? It may have failed. If water sloshed as you drive, it could have splashed all over and shorted it out. Trace back from batteries as zigzagzui said. It is possible the main fuse or fusible link failed and protected your AS. If failure severe enough it may have also damaged your trailer grounding. Other wires may be damaged too. To isolate, remove power, check for shorts to ground then carefully add them back into circuit.

Insurance. Did you contact them? Can the dealer provide their professional estimate?

Bummer..hope you sort out soon.
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