Originally Posted by Devilchick
I have more questions today.
Has anyone plugged anything into electrical outlet using just the battery power? My receptacles do not work. I pulled out an extension cord from the house to check them again, but my dealer sold me the wrong shape plug. so off I go to buy another one.
Is this a feature to protect the trailer battery? (what good is it then?)
Did anyone else's trailer have water in your fresh tank upon purchase? Mine was 1/3 full. I'm seriously wondering if this trailer was used or a show model. Wouldn't that have to be disclosed to me? the bathroom door has been damaged by the rear bed and I had them change the door out.
How do I look for other posts / threads concerning just the reissued Shasta & other vintage only?
Howdy and welcome aboard, Devilchick. First thing, nothing that's 120 volt AC works off of the battery in ANY
RV..unless you have an inverter. Motorhomes can have inverters but travel trailers usually don't.
Your outlets, microwave, television, air conditioner...and anything that plugs into an outlet are powered only by 120 volt AC power. You have to be plugged into a form of shore power (or generator) with your trailer for the aforementioned items to work.
The things in your trailer that work off of 12 volt DC power will work off the battery. Lights, fans, pumps, furnace, radio, etc.
Here is a good article by Mark Polk that will familiarize you with the different power requirements, and staying within the amp ratings depending on what you are plugged into.
Also here is another good article explaining the differences between inverters and converter...which is another good thing to understand so as to not confuse the terminology.