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Old 06-25-2014, 04:13 AM   #1
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Complete Electric Failure in DRV MS

Hi all, We had to leave our 2011 MS in FT Lauderdale Fl for two weeks this June. We left it all hooked up and A/C set at 73. All other equip off except for Frig. We shut water off and closed all drain valves. We returned yesterday and the power had been off for some time since the butter in frig was moldy. The park people came and checked shore power and it checked out fine. Nothing worked to get power on inside. The low voltage lights not working, the generator wouldn't start. We checked the usual suspects but beyond that we do not know how to check the converter for example. Has anyone experienced this on their MS? We have a mobile repair guy coming this morning. Any ideas are greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:33 AM   #2
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Old 06-25-2014, 02:06 PM   #3
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Sounds like your converter/charger (or maybe it's an inverter/charger?) crapped out and the batteries went dead. With no 12v, the fridge will stop working, even though it is using 120v for its main heat source.

Do you know where your charging system is? It won't be far from the batteries - just follow the big cables. What make & model is it? That will help other s suggest remedies.

You must have some gauge that gives battery status - what does it say? I'm guessing "dead" or "zero percent charge" or something similar. If it reads in volts, it might say 6 or 8. That's your clue there is no charging. You can also use a voltmeter to check the battery voltage directly - just hook the leads across the + and - battery terminals where the big cables attach.
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:59 AM   #4
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Electrical failure solved

Hi Gary, appreciate your good advice. I was not at the DRV Mobile Suites but I had a service repair guy who checked everything and found it to be the transfer box. In the DRV its located behind the sliding doors of the basement and behind some flex ducts. He jumped it and everything came back on in the unit. The part is about $300. My service tech Steve from Mellott Brothers Rv in Lancaster Penn had mentioned to me where this transfer box was and that it could be bad along with other things. So thanks for sharing your thoughts!
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Well I guess it could have been worse. $300 repair isn't too bad
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