We just returned from a trip from Martinsburg WV to Fort Gibson OK for my grand daughter's wedding and seemed determined to break everything in our coach in the process!
The generator is dead.... I'm getting help on the R&R on that on another forum. (You ever try to find enough power to run both roof top ACs at a relative's house? -- not happening and 1 AC alone does not defeat 108 degree summer temps!)
Other things that broke:
- Awning mount -- going to have to bolt through where lag screws tore loose)
- Norcold Fridge - spike killed control board in eyebrow
- Slide controller -- get into details below
The fridge is Norcold 682IM. After a power spike from the failing genny I no longer have any lights on the control panel and can't run it in either mode. I did a quick inspection of the board in hopes there would be a bus fuse on it that I could replace, but did not find one.
If anyone can suggest tests I can do to verify the board is bad I would appreciate it. A $300 part is kind of stiff to be playing shotgun part replacement with.
Also; is there a way I can temporarily rig the fridge to turn it on manually (in either or both modes of operation) so I don't have to throw an ice chest in next week?
On the slide controller; it is an "Intelitec Model 300"
The control switch is remote mounted in a cabinet. The led on the remote switch does not light and hitting the momentary rocker does nothing.
I noticed that all of the 12v house lights dim slightly a couple times a minute. I eventually traced this back to the controller by isolating all of the 12v components. Pulling the shared ground lead stopped the dimming. Later I checked further and discovered that leaving the main ground connected and pulling the MPX ground stopped the dimming.
The dimming was not stopped by pulling any other individual wires.
There is a dull click (sounds like a relay) associated with the dimming under the dash.