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Anita

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New member .. out camping converter troubles - help
« on: July 22, 2017, 01:04:31 PM »
Hi all
We are out camping with our 2010 QS10 and converter squealed since last night.  Any advice? Please and thank you. 

Still trying to be a happy camper. 

Anita

Mitch

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Re: New member .. out camping converter troubles - help
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2017, 02:06:25 PM »
The converter squealed and then what happened, did you lose all power, smell smoke, pull the battery etc?

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Re: New member .. out camping converter troubles - help
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2017, 03:23:04 PM »
No smoke.  Husband pulled a fuse to stop squealing so we could sleep. He cut power from battery this morning when squealing wouldn't stop - we have no power coming into camper now except to by-pass electrical hookup with extension cord to run a fan. 
We got 8 more days out - current system of extension cord from camp electrical box to camper works to run the fan (hot and humid right now) but no reading lights or overhead bed fans. 
« Last Edit: July 22, 2017, 03:29:06 PM by Anita »

Mitch

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Re: New member .. out camping converter troubles - help
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2017, 10:33:02 PM »
Not my area of expertise but a web search pulled a few ideas.  Would the squealing stop if you turned the lights on or otherwise put a load on the converter (you mentioned a fan)? Do you know the make/model of the converter?  The converter probably has a fan in it, could that be that's seized up? 

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Re: New member .. out camping converter troubles - help
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2017, 10:36:19 AM »
Check with Livin Lite I recall some converter issues in the past that required replacements. Foggy on the exact details though.
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Anita

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Re: New member .. out camping converter troubles - help
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2017, 10:29:23 PM »
Thanks so much chappy and Mitch!

Yes the fan in the converter stopped working.  Converter is Elixir.  Dear husband will take it out and try and clean fan - if that isn't a fix then we will have to take it in!

Appreciate your taking the time to reply. 

Back to camping.   :D

Anita