I posted this on the Escape
forum, as the problem, and solution, may be specific to Escapes - but maybe not, so will post here too (sorry fellow Escapees for the repetition!)
While on vacation in Oregon last month we had a converter problem. We camped first 2 nights without hook-up, drove all day, while setting up camp the third night I heard this noise after we plugged in. We'd never heard it before so took awhile for it to register that it was the converter. Got out the manuel and read about the fan - it is suppose to come on when over heated. It was not over heated. (this was the "wet vacation"
I wrote about!). The battery
was fully charged from driving all day. Mike switched out the battery
(we carry a spare) and the fan stopped coming on. We were plugged in at this site for three nights, drove all day, next two nights without electric hook-up, drove all day, fourth night - plugged in and fan came on again, with the second battery
- fully charged, definitely not warm out! We did not use the hook-up as we did not want the fan to keep running.
Mike called the company (nice folks) when we got home. The conditions they said this could occur under were not our conditions - it was not hot out, battery only a year old, etc. etc.
Any ideas? We're second owners, we've had it one year and last season never had the fan come on - camping in many different conditions.
Thanks for any ideas.