The night before I left for my trip the converter failed in my trailer. I had power to my 120 v outlets with the trailer plugged in but it was not charging my battery
nor was it running my 12v accessories. The lights
and fans ran from the battery
. I took a charger with me and kept topping up the battery
while I was camped.
Battery discharges regardless of whether the trailer is plugged into power and regardless of whether any accessory or light
is being used. Also, when I returned home I found that the truck battery had been drained on the return trip of 2 hours and was dead, unable to start the truck again. So I assume the problem has created a permanent drain somewhere.
Do I need a new converter? A new charger module? Both? If so what info do I need to give the parts guy? I'm assuming I won't be able to replace the old one since this is an '84 Bigfoot
. If I go with a new model what do I have to match regarding amps, volts etc...?
I've checked all the fuses including the one in the battery compartment. All are ok. The breakers all remain on and haven't tripped. I'm lost on this one...Oh..and both batteries Trailer and truck are new.