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Old 05-30-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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Hey all!! I am new and just got a 1987 Winnebago Cheifton 27 ft. When I plug "Ben" into the outlet(of our house) I get a ticking/fan sound coming from the fuse box. When I switch the appliences switch off the sound stops. I was thinking that it was the converter charging the house batteries but, now I am confused because of the appliences thing. What could the ticking be? Also my house batteries are not holding a charge. They look to be older but, do charge. I don't want to buy new ones if they will drain and the problem is something I am overlooking.Thanks to all who read and post
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:27 PM   #2
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Ticking/fan sound? Probably the fan in the converter. It could be as simple as dusty or as bad as going/gone bad. Start with cleaning the fan area by blowing compressed air in and around the converter to clean it out. If that does snot cure it, look at a new fan. They are important to keep the converter section cool.
Battery? Take it out, charge it overnight and then take it to a battery specialty shop and have it load tested. I would guess it is toast.
If these things are beyond your abilities then I would make a friend who could help you out
BTW welcome to the forum. We can get a bit testy in our discussions some times, but it is because many of us are passionate about our RV's. Don't let it scare you off, and don't be afraid to ask questions.
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Ticking/fan sound? Probably the fan in the converter. It could be as simple as dusty or as bad as going/gone bad. Start with cleaning the fan area by blowing compressed air in and around the converter to clean it out. If that does snot cure it, look at a new fan. They are important to keep the converter section cool.
Battery? Take it out, charge it overnight and then take it to a battery specialty shop and have it load tested. I would guess it is toast.
If these things are beyond your abilities then I would make a friend who could help you out
BTW welcome to the forum. We can get a bit testy in our discussions some times, but it is because many of us are passionate about our RV's. Don't let it scare you off, and don't be afraid to ask questions.

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We had a hard wired Co2 detector that was running down the coach battery. I unhooked it , got a new battery job,, no probs now.. You might look for something like that running the battery down...
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Welcome to the forum. We're glad you found us.

I'll leave your technical question to the experts rather that start guessing.

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