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cavie

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Posted: 06/10/20 05:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A/C uses 12 volts for control circuit. Remove the battery and have it load tested whit an old fashion resistive load tester. Not a newer computer version. All auto parts stores have one. Find the main battery ground connection to the frame and remove it. Clean good and replace.


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Most likely a bad battery, causing the convertor to make up the load for the changing load. Battery acts as a capacitor to buffer the changings loads as the come and go.


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jaycoman89 wrote:

Lynnmor wrote:

You have a very bad connection somewhere in the 12 volt wiring. I would start by taking down any affected fixtures and checking connections. Also check ground connections near the battery and any frame grounds underneath.


Thanks! In your opinion does it sound like the poor connection is potentially to blame for each of these issues?


Yes, did you check any of those connections yet, or are you still taking a campground survey?





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Flute Man wrote:

May also have a bad battery or battery connections.


The local tech I talked to said it sounds like a bad converter, which is why he suggested placing a charger on the battery. Will see what he says after troubleshooting.

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Lynnmor wrote:

jaycoman89 wrote:

Lynnmor wrote:

You have a very bad connection somewhere in the 12 volt wiring. I would start by taking down any affected fixtures and checking connections. Also check ground connections near the battery and any frame grounds underneath.


Thanks! In your opinion does it sound like the poor connection is potentially to blame for each of these issues?


Yes, did you check any of those connections yet, or are you still taking a campground survey?


Just a weekend warrior but will be down this weekend to check it out. Seems to be a few different lines of thought floating around between wiring, battery and converter.

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Update: Used a battery charger this weekend, didn't run into a single problem the entire time.

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