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Old 02-04-2015, 02:56 PM   #1
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My Converter is missing

I have purchased a 1995 21' terry 5th wheel. I am trying to locate the converter. I have searched but it still is missing. Can anyone help this lady find her converter?
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They can be sneaky. Mine hides under the refrigerator. A friends we found under the combo washer/dryer. Might be integrated into or in the area of the fuse panel.
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Follow the AC power cord in from the outside. Follow the Battery cables. Find the fuse panel and trace the 12 V supply wires. Sometimes you can just listen for the hum. They like to hide behind panels, under dinette seats, or other hard to get to places.

FWIW Are you sure you have a converter? If you do not have a battery you might not have one. ;-)
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Fleetwood hid mine under a drawer in the bedroom.
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I have purchased a 1995 21' terry 5th wheel. I am trying to locate the converter. I have searched but it still is missing. Can anyone help this lady find her converter?
Find your circuit breaker panel. It's probably close to that.
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If fuses and breakers share a common door... Likely behind said door (post it's make and model) otherwise it can be anywhere.

For example. In my coach the fuse and breaker panels (2 separate panels/doors) are "Amidships" as they might say, the converter is at the far rear as far from the batteries as you can get.. (Stupid layout).

If I were designing it, I would not move teh fuses, but I would sure move the converter.. closer to the batteries.

Under beds, couches, refrigerators, in cabinets, in the basement (mine) just about any place there are NOT batteries. (Batteries and electronics should not share air)
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Yes we have a battery, so I can only assume we have a converter....Will check further, Thank you
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We have looked under the couch, Frig, Bench Seats, Bed, Closet. I will check under the sink, and in the bathroom cabinet. I will also be trying the listen for the hummm sound. the trailer is a 1995 21' Terry 5th Wheel trailer. I love it as a friend sold it to me for $500.00 (bad memories for her) and I have only put in it $250.00 (new roll on roof). We have used it a few times already and plan on so many more trips. Right now it is on a trip that is in the high desert of California for an off road race, (watching only). Sadly I was not able to go due to work so I am sitting here trying to locate the converter. Thank you everyone for great idea.
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A cooling fan in the converter often is thermostatically controlled. Turn on many 12vdc lights and other items and then maybe you will hear it. In my TT you can definitely hear the converter fan when it kicks on with lots of lights operating.
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I have purchased a 1995 21' terry 5th wheel. I am trying to locate the converter. I have searched but it still is missing. Can anyone help this lady find her converter?
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We have looked under the couch, Frig, Bench Seats, Bed, Closet. I will check under the sink, and in the bathroom cabinet. I will also be trying the listen for the hummm sound. the trailer is a 1995 21' Terry 5th Wheel trailer. I love it as a friend sold it to me for $500.00 (bad memories for her) and I have only put in it $250.00 (new roll on roof). We have used it a few times already and plan on so many more trips. Right now it is on a trip that is in the high desert of California for an off road race, (watching only). Sadly I was not able to go due to work so I am sitting here trying to locate the converter. Thank you everyone for great idea.
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My converter is built into my Freedom 20 inverter/converter/battery charger.
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Try under the stair steps going up to the bedroom!

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If you plug the RV to 110v source, and it is quiet, you may be able to hear it humming
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Did a search in google images, and the image I found said it is behind this panel, which appears to be a cabinet, or entertainment center.
Hope it helps


http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Ba...arger.jpg.html

http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Ba...anel2.jpg.html
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