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Old 05-11-2012, 04:53 PM   #15
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Radio shack carries an assortment of 110VAC muffin fans that I am sure you could adapt. They run about $25 or so. Is the thermostat bad? If so then try a appliance repair store or fan thermostat | eBay

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I took your advice went down to Radio Shack, they had a 115VAC 3 inch (muffin) fan for 23 bucks, I bought it, it fits in the case with about 3/16 inch to spare. It is very quiet running, gotta get some nuts and bolts and spacers tomorrow at HD, drill some holes and install it.
BTW the fan thermostat works, heated it up with a hair dryer and it completed the circuit, after it cooled a bit it opened back up and broke the circuit.
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You gotta love it when a plan comes together. So now you will know exactly what you will have to do when you upgrade to a modern 3 stage converter charger sometime in the future. I am just glad you found all this before it failed during a camping trip (worse case a fire from the bad connections). However it was the stress of running the AC that made it all pop up.

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Old 05-11-2012, 09:10 PM   #17
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You gotta love it when a plan comes together. So now you will know exactly what you will have to do when you upgrade to a modern 3 stage converter charger sometime in the future. I am just glad you found all this before it failed during a camping trip (worse case a fire from the bad connections). However it was the stress of running the AC that made it all pop up.

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You may be right , but I think the failed cooling fan might have had something to do with it.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:54 PM   #18
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You may be right , but I think the failed cooling fan might have had something to do with it.
Yea the job is done and everything works great now
I installed missing ground wire on the ATS
I install a radio shack 115VAC cooling fan in the 6300 lower section. it is bigger then the original and just a fraction of the cost, it works great, the fan comes on and off as needed and the whole box is much cooler then before and the hum from the transformer is less.
I installed the fan with 1/2 spacers behind it to get it away from the wall so it could draw in all the air it needed
Cleaned every contact I could find, I am letting the Air Conditioner run, with all the ceiling lights on to load up to converter to make sure everything is
A-OK before I button it up and lower the bed,.
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Thanks to all that helped me with your ideas and suggestions, especially Dave.
just found a new issue, will start a new thread in a few minutes
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:18 PM   #19
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Wow, you got lucky in more ways than one !! You see that heat damage on the floor directly under the transformer ?

Anyway, glad you got it sorted out. I have a Magnatek 6345 in my rig that I'm seriously considering doing the Progressive Dynamics upgrade on, and wire in a Trik-L Start.
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Just a couple of other things you should keep in mind. Some campgrounds don't have the best electric in them. The wire going to the outside plug should be checked at least once a month when in the same park. Another issue i have had is the wiring for the A/C can be very hot in use and will cycle to the point that the wire will come loose but still try and work. That can cause another meltdown like the one you just fixed. I pull my front panel off and screw them down tight again. Do that at least twice a year and use the Vacuum to remove Spider nests and dust bunnies out of it. If you are in a real hot area like AZ in the summer do this more often. I have seen my wiring actually melt to where it was ready to quit or start a fire. I check my panel and my switchover box every month to keep things in good shape. I also use Dialectic grease to keep it as good as connection as possible. The plug outside should be checked every week. They are the main issues of meltdown. I have had electric brownout like symptoms and it was the plug that was causing the issue. Sometime i find that the pole plug has burned to where when i plugged into it the box started smoking right then. I must have replaced the plug on my cord about 7-8 times in the last few years because the parks don't check things like that. I had to replaced the one on the pole twice in two different parks. I took it out of there rent! Most places are good about maintaining there electric but there is no way to be sure about it till you start using it. I always check to see that they are wired right too. I have seen them wired with the hot (Black Wire) screwed to the ground lug!!!!! I have a 30 dollar tester to check this out before i even plug my home into it. I know that most of the, (eeexperts....), here have already found this out the hard way but you don't have to find out the hard way. Thats why we are here. Welcome to the joys of rving. Dan
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Wow, you got lucky in more ways than one !! You see that heat damage on the floor directly under the transformer ?

Anyway, glad you got it sorted out. I have a Magnatek 6345 in my rig that I'm seriously considering doing the Progressive Dynamics upgrade on, and wire in a Trik-L Start.
Actually that was a thick plastic that was under the box and it was melted and stuck to the botom of the box, it was real bear to pull it out. I finally had to use a couple of big putty knives and slide them under the box on all the areas I could reach to break the plastic off the metal of the box, Guess they used it as a sort of water barrier back then, I found the same thing under the bench the furnace was housed in.
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