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Old 07-23-2016, 10:30 PM   #1
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Run Slide off Truck Battery

I have a 2007 Ford F150. My trailer is a Flagstaff MicroLite 30amp unit. Can I run the awning, slide, AC off the truck battery for Demo purposes for someone interested in buying the trailer?

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Old 07-23-2016, 10:34 PM   #2
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Run Slide off Truck Battery

I can on my camper.

But, if they're really buying it, aren't they going to need a good working battery for the tow home?
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Slideout

Thanks for your help.
The battery is good but low right now.
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I have a 2007 Ford F150. My trailer is a Flagstaff MicroLite 30amp unit. Can I run the awning, slide, AC off the truck battery for Demo purposes for someone interested in buying the trailer?

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I really don't think so, your TV is only going to give you a trickle charge to your unit, Your going to need to have that units battery up to charge atleast. Or buy a 30 amp to 120 v plug that you can get enough juice with to your convertor so it will work. A/C will work off that way, but not from your TV battery. Make sure you have a rated 20 volt outlet when you do this and not a 15 amp outlet when you do that for the A/C. Remember the controls for the A/C are 12 Volt but the compressor is 120V at 17 amps. Did I understand your post correctly?
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I can on my camper.

But, if they're really buying it, aren't they going to need a good working battery for the tow home?

Agree with ependydad. I had battery problems on my 3 slide 5th wheel last year and when time to break camp, not enough juice to bring in slides or raise jacks. Conveyer wasn't keeping up either, but as soon as I plugged into my truck I was able to bring in slides and raise jacks.
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You might try jumper cables direct from the truck battery to the trailer battery. You can get more volt/amps through than going through the inverter.
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I, too, have a MicroLite. The trailer's battery operates only the stereo and ceiling lights. Hooking into my F-150 only adds the exterior lights. I have to plug into a 30 amp power source to run the AC, slide-out, electrical receptacles, and residential refrigerator that I installed. This forum advised me to purchase a 3500 watt generator to equate to shore power.
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Thanks,

That's very helpful.
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I, too, have a MicroLite. The trailer's battery operates only the stereo and ceiling lights. Hooking into my F-150 only adds the exterior lights. I have to plug into a 30 amp power source to run the AC, slide-out, electrical receptacles, and residential refrigerator that I installed. This forum advised me to purchase a 3500 watt generator to equate to shore power.
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? That is what the OP asked also?
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I, too, have a MicroLite. The trailer's battery operates only the stereo and ceiling lights.
Not true.

The battery also powers the bathroom fan, the furnace fan and igniter, the water pump, the water heater igniter, the fridge electronics and igniter, slideout motor and power tongue jack.
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