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Old 05-09-2019, 07:25 PM   #1
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Fleetwood Southwind 36T inverter

I have a 2000 Fleetwood Southwind 36T, I'm having issues with voltage being under 12v.... 11.62v to be exact. I have been told that I need an inverter to start. Problem is they do not make this model that I need (of course ya know). The inverter I have currently is a PowerTek pdc-1009 55 amp. My first question is what model will be equivalent?

2nd issue is the a/c;
I can only run on low cool and high cool as of now. When I switch ECC from off to low cool or high cool it's lagging. I can go to the hood over the stove and flip any switch it will kick the a/c into gear. When I shut it off the compressor may or may not continue to run, if it does I go BK to the hood and flip a switch and it shuts off..... HELPPPP I'm a newbie 🙄
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Old 05-09-2019, 07:33 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum.

I suspect your talking about a "converter", not an inverter. The Converter is the box that makes 12 volts when your plugged into shore power.

I recently replaced the converter in my 99 Southwiind. I was dealing with other issues and wrote an article on it. However, If you scroll down near the bottom, you'll see the inverter I chose to replace my old one.

Coach 12 volt power upgrades – 1999 Southwind 35S

I'm not understanding what you are saying about your A/C units.. If you look on my site under the DOWNLOADS tab, you will find a lot of manuals that may also apply to your Southwind. This link is to the ECC control and tells you how it works.


1999 Fleetwood Southwind 35S (Ford F53 6.8L V10 275hp 4R100 4 spd trans) - Toad 2003 Saturn Vue.

It won't do MACH 2, but I can get a sandwich and take a pee.
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Thank you for the welcome and the reply. I'm headed to check out your info, �� thanks
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Old 05-09-2019, 08:00 PM   #4
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What I found was a powermax 55 amp 3 stage converter???
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What I found was a powermax 55 amp 3 stage converter???
The Powermax 55 is a good replacement converter.
I've had mine for 6 years now. It is a 4 stage model.
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