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Old 05-27-2018, 11:32 PM   #1
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I wish I read these threads earlier

I am a new to me owner of a 2010 flagstaff tent trailer. I have lots of quest. But learned my lesson today that it might be wise to ask first instead of trying to figure out. 2 hours after tracing wires, checking fuses, every outlet, I came across a post explaining that you canít use 110v A/c off of the battery. Makes perfect sense now. Until my youngest pointed out he can charge his iPad in the car when the car is not running. Yep. Iím confused again. Car has an inverted built in. What about the electric burner lighters? Or furnace, fridge, water heater? Shoreline power for those options? Lastly (for now lol), how to get rid of mold stains? Thanks in advance !!!!
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Fridge likely has an option to run on 12v (battery) and propane.

Furnace runs on 12v and propane.

Water heater definitely can run on 12v and propane and might have an electric (120v) option.

There’s a site/page called “12v side of life” that is incredibly helpful for getting a grasp on this all:
The 12volt Side of Life (Part 1)
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Welcome. You have come to the right place for help. Yes, this forum is very helpful.
Your last question first; I use a light solution of bleach on mold. But, you want to be careful not to add to the stained.

The water heater probably runs on propane. The other items you mentioned have need shore power and us high watt requirements, so you should educate yourself on each.

You can also find numerous threads here on portable generators for power. Personally, I have used for many years, a Honda 2000, but I know there are less expensive options.
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Nick,
Your tent trailer should have a 3-way fridge, 12v DC/110v AC/Propane. 12v DC is generally only used while traveling, to keep it cool. 110v AC is for when you have electric hookups. Propane is for when you are dry camping or boondocking.

Outlets only work when on shore power or a generator.

Furnace uses 12v battery power to light the propane. It won't heat with electric.
Same with the water heater, unless it has an electric element.

You should be asking your questions in the Tent Camper/Popup section of the Forum. Lots of popup owners there to help you.
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Welcome to the forum!

I found this forum when I was doing research on a new Motorhome. I find it friendly and informative.
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Old 05-28-2018, 03:37 AM   #6
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Iím sure the iPad doesnít charge in every 12v outlet in the car. Some are on all the time, and some are switched with the ignition.
In my car the cigarette lighter is constant and the 12v power port is switched.
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Nick this thread may help. Read the link on "converters inverters, they are different" as it will give you an understanding on the electric system

New to RV's helpful hints

After you read that link, then you will understand that iPads, laptops, cellphones, etc are actually DC voltage items as they are battery powered. Your vehicle is also DC (it has a battery/alternator) so it can power them.

Have you ever looked at the power cord you plug into an outlet at your house to recharge the battery in a laptop, iPad, cellphone? The box on the power cord, or the part you plug into the wall, has circuity in it that is converting 120 volt AC to DC voltage to power/recharge the DC battery in these items.

You RV has a much larger converter, as explained in the link.
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I am a new to me owner of a 2010 flagstaff tent trailer. I have lots of quest. But learned my lesson today that it might be wise to ask first instead of trying to figure out. 2 hours after tracing wires, checking fuses, every outlet, I came across a post explaining that you canít use 110v A/c off of the battery. Makes perfect sense now. Until my youngest pointed out he can charge his iPad in the car when the car is not running. Yep. Iím confused again. Car has an inverted built in. What about the electric burner lighters? Or furnace, fridge, water heater? Shoreline power for those options? Lastly (for now lol), how to get rid of mold stains? Thanks in advance !!!!


The ďelectric burner lightersĒ you ask about are most likely static igniters. Our cook stove igniter is a manual turn knob.
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Nick,
Your tent trailer should have a 3-way fridge, 12v DC/110v AC/Propane. 12v DC is generally only used while traveling, to keep it cool. 110v AC is for when you have electric hookups. Propane is for when you are dry camping or boondocking.

Outlets only work when on shore power or a generator.

Furnace uses 12v battery power to light the propane. It won't heat with electric.
Same with the water heater, unless it has an electric element.

You should be asking your questions in the Tent Camper/Popup section of the Forum. Lots of popup owners there to help you.
Just a comment. My Coleman popup had a 2 way (12VDC and propane) fridge. When on 110VAC shore power, the converter supplied the 12VDC to the fridge. So even though it was a "2-way" it would work with 110VAC. (My popup didn't have a battery, only the 110VAC-to-12VDC converter.)

So if you don't see something that specifically looks like a 110VAC switching option on the fridge, it may still operate on 12VDC from the converter that's being supplied with 110VAC shore power.
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I am a new to me owner of a 2010 flagstaff tent trailer. I have lots of quest. But learned my lesson today that it might be wise to ask first instead of trying to figure out. 2 hours after tracing wires, checking fuses, every outlet, I came across a post explaining that you canít use 110v A/c off of the battery. Makes perfect sense now. Until my youngest pointed out he can charge his iPad in the car when the car is not running. Yep. Iím confused again. Car has an inverted built in. What about the electric burner lighters? Or furnace, fridge, water heater? Shoreline power for those options? Lastly (for now lol), how to get rid of mold stains? Thanks in advance !!!!
I used to own a Tent Trailer and the best stuff I found to remove Mold and Mildew stains was made by IOSSO. It is a powder you mix with water and wipe on then rinse off. They also make a good Seam Sealer that you might need.
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