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Old 09-16-2015, 12:29 AM   #1
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good evening everyone, I have an easy question for someone, I'm sure. I took my RF Wildwood Xlite 181 out for its maiden voyage. just spent one night in a local campground about 30 spaces amongst the trees. Backing in was no problem, (glad I practiced in a parking lot) I had no hook up but knew it ahead of time. I disconnected the TV and used my batteries and on board water, didn't need hot water or fridge. My question is: my daughter went to charge her cell phone using the AC plugs and none of them seemed to work. Is that normal?
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:59 AM   #2
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Yes. The AC sockets only work when you have an AC electrical hookup from your campsite.
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Old 09-16-2015, 01:01 AM   #3
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" I had no hook up but knew it ahead of time". Based on this statement one would assume that you literally had "no hook up". That would mean: NO water, NO sewer, NO electricity, commonly referred to as "boondocking". So--having NO power at the AC plugs would be correct.
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good evening everyone, I have an easy question for someone, I'm sure. I took my RF Wildwood Xlite 181 out for its maiden voyage. just spent one night in a local campground about 30 spaces amongst the trees. Backing in was no problem, (glad I practiced in a parking lot) I had no hook up but knew it ahead of time. I disconnected the TV and used my batteries and on board water, didn't need hot water or fridge. My question is: my daughter went to charge her cell phone using the AC plugs and none of them seemed to work. Is that normal?
Thanks in advance
Hi pokerdealer the 12 volt battery's will power the lights, frig, water pump, furnace, so any thing that is powered by 12 volts DC is powered by the battery's. The battery's output is limited by the watt hours the battery is ratted at. you should never drain the battery down to less than 35-40% of charge. If you drain the battery all the way down you will damage it. The damaged battery will not store as much power resulting in a dead battery at a faster pass every time it is run dead. To have 110 volts from the plugs you will need a power inverter wired into the trailer to change the 12 volts DC to 110 Volts AC. Or have trailer plunged into generator.

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Look around your trailer especially behind the TV. There may be a 12 volt socket just like in the car for the cigarette lighter. use one of those adapters and then you can charge the phone.
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Old 09-16-2015, 02:18 AM   #6
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Mark Polk has a good article that helps explain the different electrical systems on a RV..

Basic RV Electricity - RV Information (RV Maintenance)
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Look around your trailer especially behind the TV. There may be a 12 volt socket just like in the car for the cigarette lighter. use one of those adapters and then you can charge the phone.
Ditto - you'll need a 12V USB adapter, avail at most big box stores, and use the phone's USB cable to charge.
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You can buy a inverter, small one or large one and hook to battery


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@ "TimVWulp": When looking for a new TT last January I was told by the salesperson that none of the RV manufacturers make a fridge that runs off of 12vDC anymore. He invited me to view all the new units on the grounds, including 5'vers and coaches, and I would not find a 12vDC fridge. Interesting new news to me.
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