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Old 07-19-2015, 09:56 PM   #1
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How to fix a faulty Converter in one easy step!

So, On our last trip a few weeks ago I showed up at the campground unhitched and went inside to turn everything on, lo and behold our battery was basically dead.

I couldn't figure it out, earlier that morning things seemed okay. I borrowed a battery charger from the campground and charged the battery which lasted us the three days we were down there.

Anyway, today I finally had the time to test out the converter and when i hooked up my multimeter I got nothing, 0.0 volts. The converter is less than 2 years old so it made no sense that it would fail. i started looking around and what do i see but a plug just sitting there behind the converter. Hmmm I said to myself what is that for, and then it hit me Oh no, i ran new pex back there before my last trip and I must have knocked the plug out of the outlet. I plugged it back in, got 13.7 volts at the terminals, lights came on, even witht he battery on a trickle charger in the garage.

All is well inside my AS again. So thats how you fix a faulty converter in one easy step. You plug it back in!!!!!!!!!!!! man I felt like a dummy when i told my wife what happened.
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:02 PM   #2
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Good find
Basically electrical troubleshooting. Is it plugged in?
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Old 07-19-2015, 11:27 PM   #3
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Good find
Basically electrical troubleshooting. Is it plugged in?
Yep all plugged in and everything is doing what everything should do.
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Old 07-20-2015, 08:00 AM   #4
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Back when I was married while I was at work my ex called a TV repairman to the house because the TV was not working. He got there, took one look at the TV, reached behind and plugged it in. That moment of stupidly cost me $75.
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AWCHIEF,

That is funny.....and sad at the same time.
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Old 07-20-2015, 03:58 PM   #6
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I want to change out the toilet in my 1978 rear bath AS, I plan on using a new Dometic toilet as replacement. I would like to try to do this myself, I'm pretty handy and have replaced toilets in my house, any help or hints would be welcome, Thanks.
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Old 07-20-2015, 08:03 PM   #7
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As long as the flange on the black tank isn't in bad shape, it should be no worse than changing a house toilet. I've done rehab on a 74 24 ft Land Yacht and am now working on a 76 overlander and had to replace the flange on both. That is a bit more involved.

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one step fix

I tell a lot of people to look for the "OH AHN" button, works most of the time. If not try some "percussive therapy"...a good strong hit with a hammer has fixed quite a few things in my day...even if i did have to replace it afterwards-Hey it wasn't working to begin with, Right?
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