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Old 11-26-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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we are camping 25 degrees outside and our power converter seems to have something wrong we are plugged in but no power reaches us and the batteries are draining we have a 2006 Itasca suncruiser We are worried about keeping warm enough so pipes won't freeze Generator starts but then stops when batteries are dead thanks for any suggestions
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I'm going to move this to General Discussion to get more readers to see it in a hurry.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:33 PM   #3
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we are camping 25 degrees outside and our power converter seems to have something wrong we are plugged in but no power reaches us and the batteries are draining we have a 2006 Itasca suncruiser We are worried about keeping warm enough so pipes won't freeze Generator starts but then stops when batteries are dead thanks for any suggestions
Assumption: You have an Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS)? It's a switch that transfer power from gen supply to shore cold supply.

If you do have an ATS it may be sticking. Give it a sharp rap with the plastic handle of a screwdriver. If this doesn't work then for the night you'll need an external battery charger. LIke what you would use on a car battery. Walmart has them.
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Not sure I follow this, I hear of three problems?
1) You are plugged in, but your batteries do not stay charged?
2) Also your generator does not keep the batteries charged?
3) You are plugged in, but no 110vac inside?

Worse case as a means to get by, get to a store and buy a regular battery charger and connect that to your coach batteries. Plug it in to the 110vac, may need an extension cord also, so it connects to your batteries directly. This bypasses any of your built-in wiring and keeps 12vdc at your batteries for running the heater.

I assume you checked your circuit breakers? Are you sure the plug-in has power? I know these seem basic, but sometimes the obvious is easy to miss.
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the bunch here!

Hope you get your problem solved! Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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do you have 110 power when the gen is running up until it dies when batteries go dead?
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Did your battery disconnect in the step well accidentally get pushed?
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I notice that ALVINO45 has only one post.........it may just be his only one.
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It's possible he has no electrical power available.
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we are camping 25 degrees outside and our power converter seems to have something wrong we are plugged in but no power reaches us and the batteries are draining we have a 2006 Itasca suncruiser We are worried about keeping warm enough so pipes won't freeze Generator starts but then stops when batteries are dead thanks for any suggestions
I had the same problems with my 2005 Suncruiser. I replaced the transfer switch and the converter. A few things to check:

1) You can check the fuses on the converter. It is located under the drawers in the kitchen.

2) Run the engine, the house batteries will be charged as well.

3) Check the house batteries to be sure they have water in all cells. One of mine had a crack in the bottom and all fluids leaked out. If they are low, add distilled water.

Good luck
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