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Old 05-02-2020, 08:54 PM   #1
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1st outing of the year. Every time I turn on a light the converter fan comes on and ramps up and down. The fan sounds like a bearing is going.
Bad battery or is it a converter problem?
Anyone know what brand/model converter Crossroads used?
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Old 05-03-2020, 06:21 AM   #2
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My 2014 Sunset Trail 26RB has a WFCO WF-8965, not sure if this brand is used on newer models. I changed every incandescent bulb to led, never hear converter run anymore.
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Old 05-03-2020, 08:28 AM   #3
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It's not the normal fan sound. This sounds horrible. Like an airplane reving it's engine.
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It's probably a bearing or the fan blades hitting a piece of "something". You can try to get to the fan (never done it myself) and inspect/lube. The fan increasing in speed as you turn on more and more 12v items is normal. Loud noises is not. I agree LED's definitely cut back on the fan running.
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Old 05-03-2020, 01:02 PM   #5
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Yeah, all my lights are already LED's.
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Yea get to the fan and see what’s going on. Shouldn’t sound like a bearing.
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Old 05-10-2020, 10:39 PM   #7
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2017 Sunset Trail 290QB.
1st outing of the year. Every time I turn on a light the converter fan comes on and ramps up and down. The fan sounds like a bearing is going.
Bad battery or is it a converter problem?
Anyone know what brand/model converter Crossroads used?
Like Oliver, I have not heard my fan run at all since converting to LED, and LED uses 90% LESS Power; but it is temperature actuated and probably speeds up/ down w/ temperature; but you could also have dirt and or Nests in the fan? I would try for a visual inspection w/ flashlight and POWER UNPLUGGED. THEN CONVERT LIGHTING
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I am also watching this thread for answers about converter, mine is 14 years old
and I assume it is on its way out, with only a couple of 12 volt lights on the converter speeds up and down and when a lot of 12 volt is used it speeds up
and runs fast steady----something new is going on.
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It's probably a bearing or the fan blades hitting a piece of "something". You can try to get to the fan (never done it myself) and inspect/lube. The fan increasing in speed as you turn on more and more 12v items is normal. Loud noises is not. I agree LED's definitely cut back on the fan running.
totally agree
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Most Crossroads RVs use the WFCO convertor. Like most convertors, when the convertor is working hard, the fan runs according to the load.
The fan is a muffin-type fan, like used in a desktop computer. They get noisy when they get dirty, and the bearings or bushings can go bad.
With a little research, you can find a generic replacement fan.
Personally, unless it's dirty, I think it's time for a convertor upgrade.
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Most Crossroads RVs use the WFCO convertor. Like most convertors, when the convertor is working hard, the fan runs according to the load.
The fan is a muffin-type fan, like used in a desktop computer. They get noisy when they get dirty, and the bearings or bushings can go bad.
With a little research, you can find a generic replacement fan.
Personally, unless it's dirty, I think it's time for a convertor upgrade.
Suspicion is new symptom would be related to battery aging/ battery charge, if charger clean and airflow not blocked.
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I have a 2006 25’ Crossroads Cruiser 5th wheel. I have had it seven years and put in a new converter last fall. Two owners before me and I don’t know if they had problems with it or not. It just got continually worse. Fan came on if I turned on more than one light! I had an RV tech put in a new one and everything is great now. I will be putting in LED bulbs now which use a lot less current.
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I have a 2006 25’ Crossroads Cruiser 5th wheel. I have had it seven years and put in a new converter last fall. Two owners before me and I don’t know if they had problems with it or not. It just got continually worse. Fan came on if I turned on more than one light! I had an RV tech put in a new one and everything is great now. I will be putting in LED bulbs now which use a lot less current.
LED Conversion, you will be amazed, with 90% reduction, your CONVERTER FAN may NEVER run again, unless battery starts to go bad, or gets badly discharged.
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