Where Are We Today
Yesterday, December 20th, 2017, we left Lake Havasu City " On Our Way" to Pilot Knob RV Resort in Winterhaven California. While I take care of the outside, Pat closes up the inside. The last thing that she does is to turn on the inverter, which she did, lock the door and off we go.
|Our spot at Rose & George's Lake Havasu City|
We were about half way to our destination when we stopped for a break, entering the trailer and opening one of the slides, I noticed that the inverter remote switch lights were off. A quick check right at the inverter verified that this was indeed the case. Not being able to do much about it at the side of the road, we carried on.
After setting up, I started to scratch my brain to see if I could figure out what had happened. One of the first thoughts was an internal fuse of the inverter, after checking the manual, it is recommended that a qualified technician should replace it. Calling it the end of the day. I'll sleep on it and scratch my head in the morning and hope I don't get slivers under my finger nails.
|There are two 100 Amp 32 V. Fuses|
Early this morning, the light bulb went off and I remembered that there is a fuse block between the batteries and the inverter. That was it, or I should say they were it. There are two 100 amp buss fuses, that were blown, problem solved. I will replace them and we should be back in business for dry camping in January.
|Ohm Meter confirms that they are blown|
I started to wonder why they blew, after two years of no problems. It came to me this afternoon what the cause could be. We had been running the heat pump , it was off when we closed up, but the thermostat was still on. Being the outside temperature was below the thermostat setting of 65* F for the heat pump, at some time after we were on the road it tried to start on the inverter power, the current it would draw was greater than the inverter could handle, the fuses blew to protect the inverter from damage, that's why they are there.
|This is where the fuse block goes between the batteries and the inverter.|
I'm glad that problem is solved and I won't lose any sleep over it tonight.
As I said, we did travel yesterday and I haven't rated the road yet. Hwy I 95 south from Lake Havasu City to Yuma, I would rate between a 7.5 - 8 out of 10. Hwy I 8 from Yuma to our campground, I would rate as a 9.5 out of 10. It was under construction last year when we were here and still is, that is the only reason it doesn't get a perfect 10.
|All set up at Pilot Knob RV Park|
That's it for this time, thanks for following along. Love to read your comments, if you care to leave one. Until the next time, take care and travel safe.