Originally Posted by Ozziedodge67
What do I do? Run generator 24/7 or off and on when using the camper a/c and stuff... if some one can chime in I would be thankful. I don't want to burn up hot water element and who knows what else
Ideally, you will be plugged in at your home to pre-chill the fridge and charge up the battery.
At the campground, fill your water tank. Campgrounds with no hookups provide a place to do this, usually at the dump station.
At your campsite, open the valves on your propane tanks, light the stove briefly to bleed the lines. Set your fridge on "AUTO."
Cut on your water pump. If you want hot water, cut on your water heater's propane function. Make sure the WH's electrical supply switch is "OFF" and water flows from the hot faucets.
You are now good-to-go.
When I dry camp, I open the electrical panel and throw all but the main breaker to "OFF." I do this because when I hook my power cord to the generator, I don't want the fridge to switch to electric, the TV or microwave to power up. I want the converter to have nuttin' to do but charge my batteries.
I run my genny for two hours each morning to charge me up for the day. Occasionally, we have run the genny in the early evening to watch the news during dinner.
I hope this helps.