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Old 03-25-2009, 04:57 PM   #15
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We have a Wave Catalytic heater that puts out a lot of heat off our propane line.

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We added a new heater to our UHaul, but we don't use it much. It is uncomfortably close to the bedcovers. We mainly use it when we are awake and rely on electric and our air conditioner heater when we sleep. I am not sure where the heater is located in the 13' UHaul though.
If interested, I can find out the kind we got.

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Old 03-25-2009, 09:25 PM   #16
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The ACC fuses are just more 12VDC fuse positions for accessories that you might want to add, like a cigarette lighter socket, lights, alarms, etc.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:56 AM   #17
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Sharon congrats, I thought with a little detective work and luck it might just be a problem you could figure out!!!!Give you and your team a pat on the back...on the fuses its what Pete said. I sent an old schematic which covers that basic unit to the Doc center.

Happy Camping, safe trails ahead.
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:43 AM   #18
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Hey, you may try http://www.convertfiles.com/
Just upload the file and the site takes care about the rest
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:36 PM   #19
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Hello to all Electricians out thereee...

I too have what I believe is a converter issue. DH hooked up the battery yesteday as we're preparing for our spring maiden voyage. The battery was fully charged via trickle charger, but when hooked up to the converter, all the lights are dim and 'flash'.

My husband isn't an electrician, and while I can change out a light switch or a home electrical outlet, this is WAY BEYOND my patience. We'd never 'boondock' so right now it's not a real issue...I just like everything to work!!

Anyone give me a clue as to what to look at, look for, look around to make this flashing go away and have the battery run the lights like it should?

Thanks for any assistance in this frustrating matter...

Carol
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:03 PM   #20
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I know on our VT there are 12 volt switches on the vertical panel just inside the door on the left. There is a master switch and, I believe, another 12 volt switch (may be for the water pump). Are both turned on? We don't use the 12 volt system much, so I'm afraid I can't help more than that.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:08 PM   #21
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Yea Kevin, Ours has that too...The Master switch and the voltage switch. We don't use it much either, actually not at all...I just like things to work when I show off the trailer as I did today 4 times at our campground!! No one offered to grab a rake or shovel and move the 4 tons of rock I had delivered..Noooo, but they sure wanted to see inside!!

Thanks tho!
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:14 PM   #22
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Hello to all Electricians out thereee...

I too have what I believe is a converter issue. DH hooked up the battery yesteday as we're preparing for our spring maiden voyage. The battery was fully charged via trickle charger, but when hooked up to the converter, all the lights are dim and 'flash'.

My husband isn't an electrician, and while I can change out a light switch or a home electrical outlet, this is WAY BEYOND my patience. We'd never 'boondock' so right now it's not a real issue...I just like everything to work!!

Anyone give me a clue as to what to look at, look for, look around to make this flashing go away and have the battery run the lights like it should?

Thanks for any assistance in this frustrating matter...

Carol
It's spring, and the sound of buzzing Uhaul converters can be heard across the land . . . my 13' just started humming loudly

It's the original, I haven't looked at it closely yet or attempted to fix it, although this thread has given me hope and courage. I will eventually deal with it, but I've got bigger fish to fry, repair-wise, right now. Here's my electrical-ignoramus question though: will the converter turn off (and stop making noise) if I just un-hook the battery??? I'm staying at one sight for the summer, hooked up to shore power.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:16 AM   #23
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There should be a circuit breaker or a fuse for the 110 volt side of the converter. Either turn off the breaker or remove the fuse.

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Here's my electrical-ignoramus question though: will the converter turn off (and stop making noise) if I just un-hook the battery??? I'm staying at one sight for the summer, hooked up to shore power.
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I can see that this thread is dated, but...

I need a resource for the installation of an American 20amp Converter/Charger that i've just picked up from Ebay. No good instructions were included in the package. Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:39 PM   #25
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I can see that this thread is dated, but...

I need a resource for the installation of an American 20amp Converter/Charger that i've just picked up from Ebay. No good instructions were included in the package. Any help will be appreciated.

Robert,

Any luck on finding instructions? I just ordered the same e-bay item.

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