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Old 06-26-2016, 10:01 PM   #1
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Should Interior Lights Run on Battery?

We had a power outage the other night for several hours and I thought we'll just go sit in the trailer for awhile and use the lights running off of battery. Although the battery appears to be charged non of the interior lights worked. Is this normal?

Had a nice nice campfire at home instead.
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We had a power outage the other night for several hours and I thought we'll just go sit in the trailer for awhile and use the lights running off of battery. Although the battery appears to be charged non of the interior lights worked. Is this normal?

Had a nice nice campfire at home instead.
Yes, the lights should run off the battery unless:

1. Your battery is discharged
2. You have a battery disconnect somewhere and it is turned to not allow power from the battery
3. Your resettable fuse that is located usually on the frame rail has tripped

This link may help with #3.

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Everything 12 volts should run off your battery (lights are 12 volt). Perhaps you had your battery disconnect engaged (if you have one).
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Lights and fridge should run off the battery and the fridge should start using propane.

Battery disconnect switch?

You unit model would be a help.
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Forgot to include 2010 21ss

2010 21ss. During the last safety inspection our local dealer replaced the break away switch and I'm wondering if they did something else inadvertently. I will check out wmtires comment/link tomorrow.
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As far as I know 2010 Roo/Shamrock hybrids didnt have a factory disconnect switch.
Unless a previous owner installed one.
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2010 21ss. During the last safety inspection our local dealer replaced the break away switch and I'm wondering if they did something else inadvertently. I will check out wmtires comment/link tomorrow.
The break-away switch, if inadvertently pulled, will drain the battery quickly.

If your rig sat for long at the dealer's service department waiting to get a new switch, the battery may have completely discharged and sulfated.

If the trailer hasn't been on power (that would allow the battery to re-charge if the converter is on), there's no guarantee the battery is any good.

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Yes , the lights should work on just battery power.
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My 2014 Shamrock (Roo) has a 12V shut off switch below the fridge. It is a push-pull switch, unmarked and not part of the converter, although it is near it. Pulled out it provides 12V power to everything... pushed in nothing gets 12V power except the electric power jack by the hitch outside.
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My 2014 Shamrock (Roo) has a 12V shut off switch below the fridge. It is a push-pull switch, unmarked and not part of the converter, although it is near it. Pulled out it provides 12V power to everything... pushed in nothing gets 12V power except the electric power jack by the hitch outside.
See post #6.
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