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Old 05-15-2016, 10:32 PM   #11
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So it turns out the battery was fully charged but was not connected correctly. Thankful for our camping friend, he had it sorted out in 5 minutes. Now TT is all ready to go for the upcoming long weekend, just have to add food and clothes! We are new to this trailer and I am so thankful for this site. we have learned so much already. It has been a huge learning curve from our 8 foot coleman taos tent trailer. Looking forward to the maiden voyage this weekend!
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:48 PM   #12
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So it turns out the battery was fully charged but was not connected correctly. Thankful for our camping friend, he had it sorted out in 5 minutes. Now TT is all ready to go for the upcoming long weekend, just have to add food and clothes! We are new to this trailer and I am so thankful for this site. we have learned so much already. It has been a huge learning curve from our 8 foot coleman taos tent trailer. Looking forward to the maiden voyage this weekend!
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I don't think the 2011 had a disconnect. I don't think they added it until 2013 but I may be wrong. My disconnect is under the tongue on the cross piece between the propane tanks and the jack. It is a red key that turns. Some did have a disconnect at the converter that you pull out. Other things to check:

Is the battery actually hooked up
There are to big fuses in the converter, I think 40 amp, are they good
Do you have a meter to test battery voltage
Is your converter putting out any voltage to the battery


These are a few thing to run through first
Check batteries- Are they there, are they charged, will they hold a charge, are they connected?

Check the inline fuse and/or battery connect switch. Most have a 30 amp fuse tucked under the driver's side front corner. It's usually hidden, tucked in around the junction box bolted to the frame on the front drivers side corner. Make sure that sucker isn't blown.
check wires coming from the battery to the fuse box, check the fuse box make sure the fuses work.

My bet is that the batteries are bad and need replacing.
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Old 05-15-2016, 11:10 PM   #14
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My bet is someone didn't read the solution, two posts up.
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Old 05-15-2016, 11:36 PM   #15
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Hi There, We recently upgraded from our PUP and bought a 2011 Rockwood Mini Lite. We are getting ready for the first trip next weekend and we tried to run it off DC power as we will not have services at the park.

So we disconnected from shore power and cannot run anything off the battery, not even lights. I thought the Previous Owner disconnected from shore power when we were looking at the trailer and the lights worked...I am now second guessing myself.

Also, when disconnected from shore power, the fridge was not working (but worked well when connected to shore power).

I have searched through many forums, and I am hearing of people having switches that may need to be reset.

Anyone out there with the same Travel trailer that can help??

Thanks in advance!
The negative cable from the battery on our 2011 MiniLite is anchored to the frame at the break-away switch on the tongue frame. The switch is held on with two bolts. The one with the cable may have come out or be loose, thus opening the DC circuit. There is no battery switch on our rig other than that which is located in the power panel under the frig.
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Old 05-15-2016, 11:37 PM   #16
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Also, if you are intending to run strictly off the battery, be aware that your fridge most likely has a door heater (aka climate control heater, aka condensation strip heater, and other aka's) to reduce condensation. It will deplete your battery very quickly if you don't disconnect it.

This thread will tell you about it and show you how to disconnect it.

Battery Life

Also be aware that if it's chilly outside, the furnace fan will also drain your battery fairly quickly. People who run on battery-only will typically replace their battery with a couple of 12V deep cycle batteries or a couple 6V deep cycle golf cart batteries. And even then, they have to watch their power usage.
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