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Fastfreddy14

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Posted: 09/06/19 07:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking to change my Converter charger in my 2008 Winnebago Sightseer 35J. I've looked everywhere and I can't find it! As you can see in the pictures the inverter is under the sink. The hot water tank is under the stove and under the firdge is the power distribution for the 110V but no converter anywhere! Please help.

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Posted: 09/06/19 07:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have you look near the battery or the compartment with the transfer switch.

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It’s not by the batteries which are under the entrance steps and I don’t know where the transfer switch would be or looks like... the inverter has a built in transfer switch from what I can tell since it has a DC in and AC in and AC out.

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Posted: 09/06/19 08:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you plan on doing extensive work on your RV, you really need to go to the Winnebago website and access or download all the various manuals on your particular unit. They give you access to everything from full build diagrams to parts list to call out sheets,; electrical and plumbing diagrams; operator manuals, sales brochures, parts catalog, etc.

Based on a quick look at your coaches build diagram, (page 85), it shows the converter/charger under a bunk (maybe a closet or similar) that is next to the kitchen area (to the right of what may be the refrigerator) on the passenger side.

Take a look at that spot and hopefully the diagram is correct.


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I didn't know the diagrams were all available on their website, that is awesome! I do hear a fan kick on now and then in that location. They sure made it hard to access. I'll keep digging tomorrow in that area and I'm sure I'll find it. I had looked under the bunk but there was nothing there either. I guess I'll have to take more stuff apart. Thanks for the help.

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I have an inverter charger in my motorhome. The inverter and the charger are all in the same box. It is an integral unit. Both functions in the same box.
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Posted: 09/06/19 09:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here's the link.
Winnebago Resources
Just go down to the right where the red Manuals and Diagram tabs are located. Start with the "Parts Catalog - Motorize" and get the one for your specific RV. You'll probably be able to zoom right in on where it's located based on the the diagram and your personal understanding of the layout and what cabinet is what and how it's shape corresponds to the diagrams.

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Posted: 09/06/19 09:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In my unit its under the washer/drier





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Posted: 09/06/19 09:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Where are the 12 volt fuses?


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It will be located with or very close to the 12 volt fuses. It will be very accessible and it will be vented with a cooling fan. It is connected to the 120 breaker box and will have a labeled breaker. It will be a 15 amp breaker.

I am very curious about your AC breaker panel. It appears to be a Residential sub panel with no main breaker. I have not run across this in a RV but then I don't sleep at Holidays Inns.

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