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Converter has gone belly up.
« on: July 20, 2020, 04:02:42 PM »
My converter has died as I had a leak around the fan.

It is totally gone.

Has anyone just did away with the converter and just switched everything to 120vac?

I don't have batteries on my camper anyways.

I guess if you were going primitive camping.

I think there might be a better solar solution today.
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Converter has gone belly up.
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2020, 07:03:23 PM »
I went with a new converter and all new wiring and am happy with it, I do a little off grid camping and it is nice to be able to run off the battery or even off the tow vehicle if needed. 

That process is in my 76 restoration thread.

I had also done that on the 73, but think I have improved on a few things with the 76s installation.

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Re: Converter has gone belly up.
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2020, 09:07:40 PM »
U will have to change the lights & fan over to 110 V - if u remove convertor altogether.

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Re: Converter has gone belly up.
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2020, 11:13:56 AM »
First two things to check is the fuse inside at the front of the trailer, move the power cord 1 hose to the front with reseating the white connector at the back of the converter.  I had this same issue several times.
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Re: Converter has gone belly up.
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2020, 11:23:46 PM »
I forgot about that fuse.  Mine is under the pull out couch next to the front bed end.  It is a 74 Royal.

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Re: Converter has gone belly up.
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2020, 12:19:19 PM »
Consider replacing the fuse with a breaker.  I had to replace the insert in the fuse holder as well.
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Re: Converter has gone belly up.
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2020, 12:20:47 PM »
I had to move the power cord one hole so when pulling or inserting, the cable would not rub on the white connector in the back of the converter.  I had to reseat this connector several time until I move the cable.
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Re: Converter has gone belly up.
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2020, 12:23:10 PM »
You also have to figure out the right button/switch combo on the front of the converter.  I added a deep cycle battery to my trailer and tapped in the cable harness going to the car for power to the trailer and the disconnect switch for my electric brakes.
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Re: Converter has gone belly up.
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2020, 04:24:18 PM »
on my Mesa I retrofitted a somewhat newer one in from an 80s slide in truck camper.
I'm wanting to do the same to the Ramada I now have, I actually found one on CL but it is much bigger and bulkier than the old one. that converter is still in the shed. I have seen a few different newer style converters, I want to upgrade cuz I want to add breakers (yeah much more helpful if I get an electric site) so I can run an AC in one of the windows, I still have intentions to make me a new hanger like JohnF used to make and advertise on here. Been kicking myself ever since I missed out on that chance to get one....

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Re: Converter has gone belly up.
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2020, 02:07:51 AM »
My AC runs directly from 110 VAC duplex outlets I installed inside to an outside outlet on the drivers side of the trailer.  The trailer uses 1 outlet from the campground outlet with a ground fault for the converter, and a power adapter 30 to 15 amps is used for the AC.  To run both off the same ground fault outlet will flip the ground fault plug after a while.  Both use the breakers on the campsite outlets.
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