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Old 10-04-2022, 02:26 AM   #1
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Phantom 10A load

Just bought a new to me 2017 Dutchman 2445RL fifth wheel Denali and I put some new batteries in it (old one was dead) and find I have a 10A load and I can't figure it out.
1. It is not an inverter - none install
2. A whirring noise like a fan comes from behind the wall near the hookup station on the port side.
3. It has the extended weather package, are there heater tapes? Where would the switches be to turn them off.
4. What's with the screw hey use? is it square? what size?
All switches are off, fridge is off, any ideas?
Any idea where i might get a wiring diagram-anybody got one hey want to share?

Thanks for your consideration, Steve
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Old 10-04-2022, 03:08 AM   #2
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4. What's with the screw hey use? is it square? what size?
Can’t help with the other stuff, as electrical issues aren’t my specialty… but you’ll find those square-head screws are common in the RV industry. To turn them without stripping, you’ll want to get what’s commonly known as a #2 Robinson bit driver.

If you have a multi-bit driver in your kit already, chances are you’ve already got one. Most of them that I’ve seen come with 3 different size square bits… and you’ll want the middle size.

But to make things easier on yourself… head out to Lowes, Home Depot, or local hardware store and grab a couple of dedicated Robinson drivers: one long… one stubby.

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Sage advice, thanks
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You are probably hearing the inverter fan powering the 12 volt loads.
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Old 10-04-2022, 04:32 PM   #5
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Check if the trailer brake emergency pin has been pulled out.
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Check if the trailer brake emergency pin has been pulled out.
EXCELLENT EWarnerUSA, The pin was inadvertently pulled out. Thank you for the nudge.

Kudos to you sir.... Regards, Steve
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EXCELLENT EWarnerUSA, The pin was inadvertently pulled out. Thank you for the nudge.

Kudos to you sir.... Regards, Steve
Woohoo! You're welcome.
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EXCELLENT EWarnerUSA, The pin was inadvertently pulled out. Thank you for the nudge.

Kudos to you sir.... Regards, Steve
Now you need to see if your trailer brakes still work. They are not designed for more than momentary "full on" situations. Magnets may be damaged.
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Now you need to see if your trailer brakes still work. They are not designed for more than momentary "full on" situations. Magnets may be damaged.
Excellent advice! My daughter and son-in-law bought a nice used 5th Wheel and I installed the brake controller on their truck. However I noticed the pin was pulled which answered my questions as to why error codes popped up on power up. All four magnets were totally destroyed! If you pulled it for any period of time check them!
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