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Old 07-24-2016, 03:55 PM   #11
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Thanks,

The main thing is to be able to demo the awning and slide. Possibly the AC just so they know it operates.

Appreciate your help.

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Old 07-24-2016, 03:59 PM   #12
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Thanks,

The main thing is to be able to demo the awning and slide. Possibly the AC just so they know it operates.

Appreciate your help.

Terry
FORGET THE A/C it will not work off 12 volt period. I don't care what anyone says. without an inverter and better be pretty big at that....
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Old 07-24-2016, 04:18 PM   #13
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Run Slide off Truck Battery

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You are not going to run an A/C off your truck battery .... Espendydad explain how you you could run a A/C off your Tow Vehicle battery? That is what the OP asked also?

You're right, I missed the AC part and only saw the slides and whatnot.

I've read of a setup where you could do it, but it was a pretty specialized setup:
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TV charge line, inverter, and running a fridge

This is impossible to answer without knowing the requirements of the fridge, and more importantly, the gauge of the wire from your TV alternator to the trailer.


I have a 3000 watt sine wave inverter with 4 6v batteries in the trailer and a 320 amp alternator in the truck. Also, I have a separate connection from the alternator to the trailer using heavy gauge welding cable, with a disconnect in the bed of the truck. I can run the 13,500 BTU bedroom A/C all day while driving. (kitties riding in the trailer)


The moral of the story is that you need a good (heavy gauge) connection from the alternator to the trailer batteries to ensure sufficient current flow while driving.

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Old 07-24-2016, 04:21 PM   #14
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In my MicroLite, yes, the Fan-tastic fan operates off the battery. I haven't tried any igniter. I installed a household fridge that plugs into a receptacle. But, the slide-out definitely requires 30amp power.
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Old 07-24-2016, 04:33 PM   #15
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X2 You can not run the AC unless connected to shore power.
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Unless you have a fully charged 12V battery, it cannot be safely towed. In the event the trailer and tow vehicle become uncoupled while traveling, the battery is what will engage the trailer brake when the cable is pulled.


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Old 07-24-2016, 07:39 PM   #17
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You are not going to run an A/C off your truck battery Your slides might work if you still have any juice in the batteries but as the OP asked AC. I don't care if you have an inverter for 12v to 120 volt it will not work off your TV alone. You can not get the amperage you need from your TV plug. So I agree with Hector517. Espendydad explain how you you could run a A/C off your Tow Vehicle battery? :
Witch Doctor has it right. 12V accessories will operate, including slide, IF enough amperage is coming from the TV. On my Expedition, the trailer doesn't get 12V to the battery unless the ignition is on. Having the TV Running during test will both provide extra amps AND insure 12V ťo the trailer battery through the 7pin plug.

Regardless,AC isnt going to work without the 120V connection.
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When trailers are delivered to dealers, they do not come with batteries. The transporter runs out the slides using the TV battery for check in. You could run the other 12 volt stuff the same way, but if you really want to show the trailer for sale, you will need a 120 volt power supply.

Good luck selling your unit.
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In my MicroLite, yes, the Fan-tastic fan operates off the battery. I haven't tried any igniter. I installed a household fridge that plugs into a receptacle. But, the slide-out definitely requires 30amp power.
You've never used the furnace or the water heater on propane?
Both require 12v battery power to ignite the propane.

The slideout does NOT need 30 amp AC power.
It uses 12v DC battery power.

And do you mean you had a residential fridge installed, instead of the 2-way stock fridge?
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When trailers are delivered to dealers, they do not come with batteries. The transporter runs out the slides using the TV battery for check in. You could run the other 12 volt stuff the same way, but if you really want to show the trailer for sale, you will need a 120 volt power supply.

Good luck selling your unit.
The 4 transporters that I worked with all had their own batteries that they installed/removed from my fifth wheel when they picked it up/dropped it off.

A battery is required for any trailer that has brakes so that the emergency breakaway works.
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