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Old 11-12-2012, 05:48 PM   #1
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HELP - 02 Fleetwood Storm

I found my way here, hoping to find "help"

Hi, My name is Stephen Hare and I live in upstate NY near Fort Drum. I recently bought a well used 02 Fleetwood Storm with 28,000 miles. I have added some very pleasurable miles to it. But now I have a 12v problem that is trying my patience.

The problem:
It appears that the PD9145A converter has died. Problem is: The unit is attached to the floor under the refrigerator. The only access (I can find) is thru the breaker/fuse tilt down panel in the front, about 8" high and 15" wide. Thus far the only way I can determine to get to the unit (for testing and/or replacement) is to rip out the refrigerator. I contacted Fleetwood and got the same response many of you have received. They were absolutely "0" help. I am hoping that someone in the forum can point me in a better direction than removing the refrigerator.

Sorry to bust in like this looking for help,

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Old 11-12-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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I suppose you have looked to either side for access. Is there a drawer or closet? Closet bottoms sometimes can be removed, or remove a drawer next to the electric panel. Some converters are built into the fuse/braker panel, and therefore must come out anyway. I don't think iit should be necessary to remove the fridge. Most converters simply plug into a 120 V outlet nearby, and have pos and neg lugs for the 12V output. If you can get to it it should go pretty fast after.
Good Luck....
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:33 PM   #3
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Howdy Steve and welcome to iRV2. Don't worry about "busting in looking for help." Many of us started out that way! Wish I knew something about your Storm, but unfortunately I don't.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:38 PM   #4
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Welcome to IRV2 Steve. There are probably two 12 volt fuses on the back side of your converter that are blown. Replace those two fuses and you should be back in business. Make sure the wire connections are clean and tight. Loose fittings cause heat and blown fuses.

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