No, that is not an opening line for a bad Rodney Dangerfield joke.
''94 Southwind. Letting my son live in it while he is getting situated in a new town, new job. Met up with him this weekend and discovered that the batteries, all of them, were next to dead. No charge even while on shore power. There was no network where is currently is so I could not check this forum until today.
In reading, I'm beginning to understand that maybe the charging part of the converter has either failed or is failing. All 12v lights work fine. Batteries charge up fine via the engine running (just have to jump it).
So from what I have gathered so far is to verify that the charging circuit is out, is to disconnect the wires from the batteries and see if there is at least 13.x volts coming out. Correct? No voltage, then time for a new converter, right?
I did find a tripped circuit-breaker in the Intellitect (or whatever it is called) box under the hood. Reset it but did not seem to make any difference.
I did not have a meter with me this weekend so I could not check voltages but plan to next time we see him. Anything else I should look at/into? I know the converter is under the fridge and will not be easy to get to.