- Weekend Camper
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- B190 Year: 1999
- WBCCI: 0
- Location: Nashville, Tn
About a week or two ago everything in the cabin just stopped working and couldn't get anything to power on and the systems monitor above the stove was so dim you could barely see it. I also can't get the genny to fire up but that might be an unrelated issue. I figured that the battery bit the dust but decided to hold off on replacing it because I'm looking into buying a used lithium setup from craigslist. Anyways, I tried to hook up to shore power today and I'm still getting nothing. I was under the impression that when you're plugged into shore power, it bypasses the house battery setup and you're drawing current directly from shore power source. Is that not the case? If not that, I figured it would possibly charge the battery -which it's not doing. I also checked the fuses and they all seem to be fine- unless there's some hidden that I don't know about.
While plugged into shore, the systems monitor brightened up but it was incorrectly reading the tank levels and propane levels which has got me worried. I hope this is as simple as just having a dead house battery? I'm unable to access a battery charger until this weekend but I was hoping someone might be able to shed some light on this so I'm not worrying through the rest of week. Any ideas?
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- B190 Year: 1991
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- Location: Annapolis, MD
But if you're planning to go with a lithium battery, you'll need to replace the converter anyway, assuming you still have the original one. The original converter will cook batteries pretty quickly by overcharging them if you don't monitor it very carefully.
1995 Airstream Excella 30' trailer
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