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Old 02-23-2018, 07:42 PM   #1
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Newbie Needs Help 1991 Sportsman 240 TL

Just purchased a Sportsman 1991 model for my deer camp. Plan on setting it up permanently. Have a few questions:
1) Cannot find the converter nor fuse box. I did find a 2 switch breaker box.
2) Is the hot water gas or electric or both

Thanking y'all in advance for any help.


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Old 02-24-2018, 02:11 PM   #2
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In a 27-year-old RV it's a bit hard to say what it's equipped with now. Find the water heater and identify the make and model. Typical RV water heaters are LP fueled with a 12v control board. Some, in addition, have a 120v heating element, usually with a separate wall switch to turn it on when 120v is available. These elements can maintain heat but slow to recover and not really sized to replace LP heat.

The 12v house power is usually provided by one or more house batteries that are charged by a converter/charger. When plugged into 120v, the converter also provides 12v power to the trailer while charging and maintaining the batteries. It's often in a space under the fridge, a dinette booth base, or the bottom of a closet or cabinet. You'll have to search for it or evidence of where it once was installed. The 12v fuse panel is often close by to the converter/charger.

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