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Old 01-27-2005, 05:02 PM   #1
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I need some help/advice, please. This evening I had my new 2005 Cedar Creek 37' 5er plugged into electricity...it had been plugged in for a week.....and while my wife was giving tours thru our new unit to her club members the lights began to dim. This was after only being turned on for 30 minutes and after a total of 60 minutes, the lights were barely on, the furnace shut down, the sound system shut down, and the fireplace shut down. I don't understand.....if I am on electricity, why should I not have enough power to run these systems???? HELP, please!!!! This never occurred when I had my old TT.

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Old 01-27-2005, 05:02 PM   #2
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I need some help/advice, please. This evening I had my new 2005 Cedar Creek 37' 5er plugged into electricity...it had been plugged in for a week.....and while my wife was giving tours thru our new unit to her club members the lights began to dim. This was after only being turned on for 30 minutes and after a total of 60 minutes, the lights were barely on, the furnace shut down, the sound system shut down, and the fireplace shut down. I don't understand.....if I am on electricity, why should I not have enough power to run these systems???? HELP, please!!!! This never occurred when I had my old TT.

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Old 01-27-2005, 06:34 PM   #3
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You lights a nd furnace are powered from yur batteries. It sounds as if your battery charging system has failed. First I would check to see if AC power is actually in the rig. Try to use your microwave of air conditioner. If they are working then you have AC power. Then I'd check to see if the charger is plugged into the trailer's AC. After that you are down to checking for blown fuses. I would start by lookeing at your charger DC circuits. My charger has two 30A DC fuzes in it's DC outlet. To check them I have to crawl into my basement with a flash light. The other fuzes in my rig can be checked with less trouble.
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Old 01-27-2005, 07:06 PM   #4
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Check to see if you pushed the switch to reconnect the batteries to the circuit. Most of the units like yours have a battery disconnect that could have been pulled/pushed. The other thing to check is the fuses for the battery circuit.
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Old 01-28-2005, 06:50 AM   #5
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Same thing happened to me a few years back when our unit was new. Found that the convertor had gone bad. 12volt lites started to dim and than go compeletly out. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-28-2005, 07:59 AM   #6
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This is what happened to me on my maiden trip with my brand new rig. We were plugged in, the microwave clock was working, but lights were dimming. Found the fuses between the converter and batteries were blown, so much for a good pdi. Replaced them and we were much better. If you have a volt meter or multi meter, measure the voltage at the battery with the rig plugged in, if it's less than 13V, your converter is not supplying voltage to your batteries. Then its a simple process of tracking it down from there. Good luck. JOhn
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Also, don't forget to check the fuse/breaker for the curcuit of the power drop that you are plugging in to. Your power supply may simply be dead at the source in which case you may have been running on batteries all along without knowing it (never charging as you expected).
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