Originally Posted by flugelboneman
i had always been under the impression that when you hooked up to the tv everything would work.
obviously you haven't read up on this. nor will most tow vehicles recharge a depleted battery, unless you run the engine for 12 hours.
most of us seasoned dry campers, have two 12v or 6v batteries and a generator and/or solar power.
we used to own popups so we're very good at conserving power and water.
if you used the slide, that takes a huge amount of power. your trailer already has various parasitic power drains, when it just sitting and not being used, that can drain one battery in just a few days.
and you may not be conserving as much as you think. do you turn the water pump off when you not using it or did you just leave it on?
if you plan to dry camp more often, you'll need to get a matching battery to the one you have. and you may need to look into a good inverter generator to use for a couple of hours to recharge the batteries.
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
'07 Roo 23SS pushing an '07 Chevy Avalanche
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC