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Battery is not charging ona 2014 35ROK sandpiper 5th wheel.

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Battery is not charging ona 2014 35ROK sandpiper 5th wheel

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No converter is not charging

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: RV
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7/23/2022
RV Mechanic: KevinS121,
 replied 2 months ago
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Howdy and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** and I am a Master Certified RV Tech. I have been working on RVs for 35 plus years. I understand how frustrating RV issues can be. May I get the first name of the person I am working with today?  I see you are having an issue with your electrical system on the 12vdc side.  Do you by chance have a multimeter?


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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Mike. Yes
RV Mechanic: KevinS121,
 replied 2 months ago

Nice to meet you Mike.  Can you show me your power center where the fuses and breakers are located inside?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
WF 8930/50
RV Mechanic: KevinS121,
 replied 2 months ago

Ok.  your power converter will be a deck mount like this. It could be installed in the basement storage area behind the false wall.  The first thing you will want to look at is that the outlet has power to it that the converter is plugged into.  I would also turn off all your breakers and turn them back on again.  I see a lot of breakers trip and they do not look like they are.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I have looked everywhere for converter.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
How do I get behind false wall in basement area
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Converter is not behind
RV Mechanic: KevinS121,
 replied 2 months ago

the wall is screwed into place along the top and bottom.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I had that out earlier
RV Mechanic: KevinS121,
 replied 2 months ago

ok, the converter will be in the area under the bathroom. behind the wall of the storage compartment.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I found converter. 1 -40 amp fuse blown.
RV Mechanic: KevinS121,
 replied 2 months ago

Ok, that would cause it not to charge.  If you replace it, use a meter and check the voltage on the pos and neg wires.  You should see about 13.5 vdc.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
It's very hard to get to. Mounted upside down. Fuses are on the bottom can't see what I'm doing. Will try again tomorrow.
RV Mechanic: KevinS121,
 replied 2 months ago

No problem.  Welcome to the world of a RV tech.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I put new fuses and converter will not charge.
RV Mechanic: KevinS121,
 replied 2 months ago
are you getting 120v to the converter?
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I do not know. I can not find the plug in for 120 cord
RV Mechanic: KevinS121,
 replied 2 months ago

Can you take a picture of what you are seeing?  also doublecheck your GFCI outlet and make sure it is not tripped.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I will do that. Feeding some
Cows right now.
RV Mechanic: KevinS121,
 replied 2 months ago

ok

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I don’t know how to send a picture to you
RV Mechanic: KevinS121,
 replied 2 months ago

there is a paperclip icon below the text box click on it and add photos.

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RV Mechanic: KevinS121,
 replied 2 months ago

Is there an outlet anywhere close to the converter?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I’m storage area. The power cord for converter goes back in a hole under sink I suppose.
RV Mechanic: KevinS121,
 replied 2 months ago

Ok,  check and see if that outlet has power.  If it is under the sink, it could be tied to the GFCI outlet.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I’m not at
Rv now. I keep it on my watermelon packing shed. I will check tomorrow. Thanks
RV Mechanic: KevinS121,
 replied 2 months ago

My pleasure.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I’m back
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Are you thereMy converter is not working
RV Mechanic: KevinS121,
 replied 1 month ago

Yes, I am here.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I checked power in gfc and I have power. Also checked power in breaker box labeled converter.
RV Mechanic: KevinS121,
 replied 1 month ago

Do you have 120vac going to it and no 12vdc output?

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