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Old 02-15-2013, 12:39 AM   #1
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Hello all. Got that 37 DT challenger and trying it out in Florida. Have a few quirks but nothing drastic until now. Plugged in a heater and lost use of two televisions. Can only find one breaker box, reset one breaker and still no tv. Heater is unplugged from outlet by passenger seat
Got any ideas how to solve this problem?
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:45 AM   #2
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Are any of the receptacles ground fault? Might have one tripped if you have them in the same line.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:05 AM   #3
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As Lloyd said, if you can't find a breaker tripped I would look for a GFI plug tripped.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:09 PM   #4
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Well no one can find the darn inverter to check it. Anyone know where it is? Even mobile repairman and our dealer did not know.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:29 AM   #5
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I am with Lloyd and Keith I would check the GFI first I had that problem and replaced both GFI during the first or second trip.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:16 PM   #6
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Well we have decided to just leave the inverter switched to the on position....this allows us to use the 2 inside tv' s and one outlet that otherwise do not function. Guess this will not harm anything until we get back home to dealer. So we are fully functional and happy....but still have not heard from Thor where the inverter (not converter) is located. Hope somebody knows where they put it!! Haha. Thanks all for suggestions.
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:54 AM   #7
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My mistake, sorry about that. Your coach "does" have an inverter.
600 watts worth. Unless the original owner changed it out for a bigger one.
BUT, it also has a 60 amp "converter".
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:59 AM   #8
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If the inverter in your coach is 600 watts, that would be the reason you can't run an electric heater, let alone a couple TVs.
It might have popped a fuse trying. They usually mount inverters close to the battery/battery compartment. Look in that area and you will probably locate it. There is probably a fuse in the line there also.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:29 AM   #9
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Problem is over....inverter found under the head of the bed in the one foot area that does not swing up for storage. It required removing mattress, the gadget that holds the bed up to access storage and removing the layers of panels to access the inverter.....all to simply push a switch. Now if we can find something to greatly reduce the annoying hum coming from said converter that is directly under my head in bed my husband will be a hero! Thanks to the Thor engineer who finally came up with the correct location.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:45 PM   #10
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I don't think I would want it mounted under the bed and in a confined area that would appear to not have much air circulation. I would take it back to the dealer and ask that they take a look at moving it for you under warranty.
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