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Old 12-10-2013, 04:25 PM   #15
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by the way, both times they were in stock. Said at store popular item.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:47 PM   #16
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I need to check that Glenn.. I know the power light is on on the converter but that could be from the batteries. I was going to go this weekend, but I think I am going to go check on all the suggestions from this group tomorrow. I will post while I am there and post what I find at each place, so hopefully you all can help me brainstorm the situation and Ill have it right in front of me to check as I go..
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I thank you guys. Hope you will be around tomorrow. :-)
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I am going there tomorrow. Hope your all available to help me brainstorm.
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Andrew,
I am guessing you aren't the first owner? I have an '05 36TK3 which should be almost identical to yours. Rusty is right on in chasing the power flow--find out where it has disappeared, then the problem is between that point and the pedestal.
If you have a surge protector, it should be in the cord storage bay, or in the breaker cabinet, also as Rusty has said. Find out if you have power at the breaker box inside the cabinet--main breakers may be bad, but doubt if both would go bad at same time. Make sure they are tightly installed, also--one of mine tends to loosen over travels.
Let us know what you discover today.
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I had the same issue. Unplug the power. Go to your circuit breaker box and remove the 50 amp breakers. My breakers switched just fine but the back was blown out do to overheating. I relaxed all the beakers and no more issues. I do check them every 6 months now.

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Old 12-11-2013, 08:15 AM   #21
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by the way, both times they were in stock. Said at store popular item.
Yes, but they sell a lot of the PD 91/92 series converters to replace the single-stage "dumb" battery-boiler converters used in many RVs. It surprises me that they would be selling them to replace defective PD converters - mine have been bulletproof. Did you go back to PD with any of your failed converters to have them repaired for a spare? If so, what did PD say?

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Old 12-11-2013, 10:52 AM   #22
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First one was in 2008. Last one this year. I just replaced and trashed.
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Ok, so I am at the rv. I double checked the power to the supply box outside and I have power. I pluged the power cord into good power supply then untwisted the cord that pligs into the power box in the small garage to see if there was a failure in the cord. I have power. I then took off the plate of the box to make sure there was power to the wires that go into the rv (the female twist socket) & there was power. So I know there is power going in to that point. I then moved to the inside breaker box of rv and no power. I removed the cover and tested for power going into the 50 amp breaker and have no power. I then removed the whole box to look behind it to see if there was a inline type surge protecto I
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Dont see one, so I am stumped as to where to check next. If any of you want to call me that would be great also. 916_508_5324
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One conclusion I would make, is that the event of her RV tripping the breaker, likely caused a surge, if you were plugged in to the same post. That could take out an inline surge protector or internal fuse in the convertor.
I guess, a surge could have blown the porch light as well, assuming it was on at the time.
It's not clear if she unplugged your RV or not.
I would be in the same spot if this were my rig, I would suspect a surge protector but not know if I had one or not.
Hopefully, similar rig owners can help you find it.

Once land power is restored, you can check output of convertor and all breakers.
And I would disconnect positive cable (load) from coach batteries and get a charger on the batteries to restore 12V power.
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So here is an update. After checking everything I could, I found the manual for the xantrex RS3000 I have in my rig. I found wiring diagram and opened the unit up. I have power going into the unit but no power coming out. I hit reset button and everything reset but still no power coming out. I am the origional owner and called to check on extended warranty and it expired last year, go figure lol. I was told I can change this one out for a 70 amp inverter converter for a fraction of the price to replace this one which they say is good only if you do a lot of dry camping which I dont do. Any thoughts on that?
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Just called xantrex and they said to try a hard reset and a rubber mallot not kidding thats what they said. So they said disconnect main power plug, then unscrew the battery terminals coming from the inverter so there is NO power going into the unit at all. Then they said take a rubber mallot and tap the box all over and hope the vibration will disengage the stuck cylinoides in the box, thats what they feel is the problem and ill need to try this a couple of times. If this hard reset does not work, then it will have to be replaced $1500.00 so thats what I am doing now. Have to leave it for 2 hours.
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didn't know you has an inverter/convertor in your unit. If you don't need it a convertor is much less $$$.
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