circuit breakers - Dutchmen Owners

Go Back   Dutchmen Owners > Dutchmen Technical | Towing, Maintenance and Repairs > Electrical, Batteries, Charging and Electronics
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-23-2016, 05:46 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 71
North Carolina
circuit breakers

I have a 2016 291RESL. It was really quiet at the campground this morning, my wife left early...jk, and I heard a fan running. I followed the sound and it was coming from the location of the furnace. My first thought was that something is messed up as this is our shakedown trip. I flipped the furnace breaker and the noise was still there. I finally got to a breaker labeled Gen 1. The noise goes away when I flipped that breaker and the lights dimmed a little. I also noticed that the fan noise increased as more lights were turned on. There is a Gen 2 breaker too. My TT does not have a generator, so that is not what the Gen stands for.

I am thinking that it is the AC to DC converter, buy my question is, Why are there two? I thought there was only one in the TT.

captainmorgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2016, 11:15 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Hewitt
Posts: 271
New Jersey
It's likely your converter. The more DC items you run, like lights, the harder it works. If you turn off all the DC powered items, lights, fans, etc, fan should stop in a bit. Nothing to worry about.

2013 V 3105
2016 F350 King Ranch CC 6.7 diesel dually
pdonoghu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 04:19 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Helena, MT
Posts: 470
"Gen" is for general outlets, vs "GFCI" for ground fault outlets. My TT came with the converter piggy-backed into the "Gen" breaker, so I agree with you and pdonoghu that it is likely just the converter fan responding to a 12V load. But a good question would be what is the 12V load that is causing the converter to work hard enough to demand the cooling fan? I presume you have been plugged in all along, so the batteries would already be fully charged. Do you have a bunch of lights on? Something plugged into the 12V socket like a laptop charger?
Furnace would have no breaker in the AC control board since it runs off of 12V. It is tied into one of the 12V DC circuits of the control panel that use a fuse.
2012 Aspen Trail 2710BH | 280 watts of solar on the roof | 2x6V GC batteries | 100% LED lighting | 1500 & 300 watt PSW inverters | so far strictly boondocking
ewarnerusa is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Dutchmen RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:09 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.