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Old 05-30-2008, 12:27 PM   #15
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Are you sure it's supposed to charge the chassis battery? Not all rigs charge the chassis battery from the converter. In fact I believe that more don't than do.
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:59 PM   #16
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Hello everybody, I started this topic. I just got back from my regular RV tech. His initial thoughts were that it was the transfer switch. However, after removing a TV and access panel, the converter and checking the transfer switch, he found the real problem. When Camping World installed my Xantrex Freedon 458 Inverter\Charger, they took a shortcut. They took the main input and ran it to the inverter and ran the output to the main panel input powering the whole coach off of the inverter. So when a big load hit when the inverter was on, like turning on the A\C or a hair dryer & microwave combo hit, it melted the the main input connection at the inverter. I'm going to complain to CW and see if I can get them to do the right thing....not betting big on that. Thanks for all your help!
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you may have a wiring issue.

yat first i though gfi (in bathroom or kitchen)

but then you said the ac are inop. so thats why i think you may have a wire behind your panel or at the transfer switch that may have a loose connection.

are you sure the motorhome didnt charge to batteries on the way home>?

most of the time if nothing works the converter wont either.

but your converter is aftermarket i assume since most flairs dont come with one so ,

maybe the issue lies in that install.

if you want to talk about it i am a svc mgr at a rv dealer would love to help.


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lol, i only read the first few posts then when i just posted i saw the diagnosis .....funny

looks like i was right.....

if you need help let me know.


how long ago did they put it in.?
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Dave Phillips, let's please start a new thread for your issues. Thank you.
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They put the inverter in about two years ago. Screwed it up the first time, and then they "fixed it". Has worked fine for two years, but we only use it sparingly to watch tv. However, at the beach, you can only run gens from 10AM to 8PM (dumb rule). So we use it alot there and I think my wife had a hair dryer and microwave and tv going....
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