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Old 08-23-2018, 11:34 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum and hope someone will know the answer to our problem.
We have a 2011 Zinger 39DB and still love it. We are having an issue with our lights (all of them). They will dim and then come back bright. We replaced the battery and now it has started to do the same thing. Has anyone had this issue or know what may be causing it.
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Old 08-24-2018, 05:30 AM   #2
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perhaps a loose ground connection. tighten all ground wires in the main panel box.
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Old 08-24-2018, 06:11 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. I will suggest to check the connections at the battery and make sure that all connections are clean and tight and also ground from battery to the camper. It also might be an internal problem with the converter. I agree also to check wires on the converter.
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for me it was a sign of the converter going bad
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Mine did that right before the converter died. One way to check is unplug then use your lights for a few minutes and see if they still dim. Ours would slowly dim then get bright.
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Sandy, please let us know what you find out. It will help someone else down the road. So many post a question; get suggestions and never return.
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Thanks all for your comments and suggestions.
We did find out that it is the converter that is going.
We checked all the grounds, the battery, connections on the frame.
We spoke to our neighbor at our campground who had just purchased a new camper. They were having some issues with items not related to the converter and in the process they found that the battery was not connected. Their lights were working fine. The converter was running constantly supplying them with lights. We unhooked our battery to see if the converter would cut in. It did. However, in a few moments it cut out and the lights went out. It did this a couple of times. We hooked the battery back up and the lights came on. We tried this a couple of times and same thing happened each time. So we can only conclude that the converter was not functioning properly. The converter should supply lights whether you have a battery hooked up or not.
So, short story - we need a new converter. Due to the lateness in our camping season, we will replace it in the spring.
Hope our findings can help anyone else who may have this issue at some point.
Happy Camping everyone....
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