Originally Posted by brjenson
I am brand new to this world and recently purchased a 2006 Flagstaff Forest River tent trailer with a 12v battery powered winch. The interior lights work when I am plugged in via the 110 connection, but when I unplug the lights and rely on my 12V battery the lights won't work. I went around the back of the tent trailer and made sure 12V power switch was on.
Does anybody have any trouble shooting suggestions for me? I will be camping soon without the availability of a hookup and it will be nice to have the interior electricity working.
Your on-board converter/charger will run the lights when plugged in, when you disconnect then the batteries take over the 12 volt duties. If you have a battery disconnect switch and it is on then I would start looking at the 12 volt fuses which will be in the power distribution center. With a smaller RV you might only have one fuse for the lighting.