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2006 forest river cardinal fifth wheel. Direct electric not…

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2006 forest river cardinal...

2006 forest river cardinal fifth wheel. Direct electric not working must route thru battery

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?

Brand new battery. When we “turn off “ battery only elec fridge goes off lights dim

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '06 Forest River?

Cardinal LE36

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Replaced battery.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 7 months ago
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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 7 months ago

T​hat would usually point to a failing converter. If you have a small digital multimeter we can check that and be sure. If this has a slideout it should have two batteries. Most dealers only install one as it saves them about $100. A good converter should put out about 13.7 VDC to the batteries. A meter is about $20 or so and easy to use. I can direct you in some testing. All follow ups are included in our one time fee. No time limit.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Where is the converter?
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 7 months ago

Most of those were integral with the load center. Either Magnetek or WFCO, but they both made some models that had stand alone converters as well. Get back to me with the make and model of yours and I can give you more on that.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
2006 forest river cardinal LE36
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 7 months ago

Make and model of your LOAD CENTER.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 7 months ago

Were you able to get the make and model of your load center?

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