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Old 02-10-2016, 12:49 AM   #1
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Shore power at home

Hi guys I am getting my brand new 3011 ready for our first trip. I plugged the RV into my shore power at home and nothing is working other than to clock on the microwave. No interior lights nothing any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-10-2016, 01:06 AM   #2
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Check the battery disconnect switch. It's probably in the off position.
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Old 02-10-2016, 01:08 AM   #3
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You are getting power to the Microwave, have you checked your Converter to make sure all the breakers are switched in the "ON" position. This would be a good start. It's possible they were switched off without your knowledge.
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When I turn the battery switch to the on position everything works. But isn't that draining the batteries and not working off of power from the house? With my old RV I would just plug it into the house power and leave the battery switch in the off position and everything would work.
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When I turn the battery switch to the on position everything works. But isn't that draining the batteries and not working off of power from the house? With my old RV I would just plug it into the house power and leave the battery switch in the off position and everything would work.
It will not drain the batteries as they are being charged while plugged in by the converter/charger which runs your 12v system such as lights etc.
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Old 02-10-2016, 01:21 AM   #6
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With my old RV I would just plug it into the house power and leave the battery switch in the off position and everything would work.

Sorry, can't help on this one. I have never dealt with a Battery Cut Off switch. Like you, I have always just plugged them in to Shore Power and Presto..... Have POWER.

I'm going to watch this post, and hopefully learn something NEW myself.
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It will not drain the batteries as they are being charged while plugged in by the converter/charger which runs your 12v system such as lights etc.

Hophed, I have a question for you. If a person has these battery cut-offs and were to remove the battery from the unit, say when storing, will the Shore Power still not work when plugged into it?

I have no clue when it comes to Battery Cut-offs. Now is the time to learn.
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Just to make sure I am understanding this. Whenever I am using the RV on any sort of shore power house/camp ground I need to have the battery cut off switch in the on position for things to work frig, lights,microwave and this will not drain my batteries?
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Hophed, I have a question for you. If a person has these battery cut-offs and were to remove the battery from the unit, say when storing, will the Shore Power still not work when plugged into it?

I have no clue when it comes to Battery Cut-offs. Now is the time to learn.
Not 100% sure but I believe you need the batteries to run the 12v system and the converter/charger lowers the voltage from 110v to charge the batteries. Once fully charged the charger will change to a trickle charge.
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Just to make sure I am understanding this. Whenever I am using the RV on any sort of shore power house/camp ground I need to have the battery cut off switch in the on position for things to work frig, lights,microwave and this will not drain my batteries?
The frig and microwave is 110v and should run with the switch off. Lights and anything 12v will need the switch on.
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