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Old 03-17-2014, 09:10 AM   #1
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Going through spring maintenance on our 2000 Newmar Kountry Star 34BKWB and realizing I am unable to find our converter. The battery is in a slideout tray at the rear of the unit with the spare tire, but no converter in site. I have thoroughly checked the entire inside of the rig, kitchen, bath, bedroom and nothing. Looked throughout all of the storage as well. The electrical/fuse panel is located in the bathroom, above the commode and has the breakers and fuses for the 120/12v system. If anyone has any clues, it would certainly be appreciated.


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Old 03-17-2014, 09:17 AM   #2
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If, your 120v power, circuit breakers and 12v fuse panel, are all together, then the converter/charger is in the back of that assembly.
That's where it was in my 4 , 5th wheels. Should be able to here it hum when you're plugged into shore power.

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Old 03-17-2014, 09:27 AM   #3
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May not be right in back of the panel, but should be somewhere close by. Our Montana's is about two feet over under the steps. They do make some noise and that should help you find it.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:42 AM   #4
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Your converter is not missing if your electrical is working. If you cant locate it contact a dealer service dept and ask where it is located.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:48 AM   #5
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Some are located behind the breaker/fuse panel front cover You have to remove the front cover to get to it.
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:28 PM   #6
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Is your Kountry star a MH???? You may have an inverter/charger all in one. On the new Newmars it is located in the basement between the frame rails. You could always call Newmar, or ask in the Newmar section.
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:55 AM   #7
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In that vintage Newmar the converter is typically in the front nose compartment. Yes, really. It does not provide for a great charge with that much distance on the wiring. On mine, when I installed an inverter and solar I moved everything into the front compartment.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:43 AM   #8
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Some places I have found converters:
The back side of the fuse/breaker combined panel is fairly common, Look for the model to be stickered on the door to the fuse/breaker panel IF, that is they are one panel

I have seen them under a bench seat
Mine is in the rear most basement compartment.. The batteries are under the steps in teh front on the other side.. That's a long, long way to run charge power (oh the fuse block and breaker box (two different items) amid-ships).

I've seen them under beds, and .. In cupbords, and cabinets, and.. Well, just about anywhere... it's a game "Hide the converter" I think.

HOW TO FIND... Basically your ears are your friend. on a hot day you may hear the fan. but Look, AND LISTEN, turn on all interior lights first. And look everywhere.

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