I bought an used 2004 Rockwood trailer last week -- and it didn't have any owners manuals (and the online owner's manuals that I found do not have much detail on some things). The previous owner bought it used and left it in his garage for two years and never used it either -- thus, he didn't have many answer for me.
My question are this:
1. There is a side panel door that opens up that looks like it controls the propane; on/off for 110v and on/off for 12v. There is also an odd dial with numbers on it above the on/off switches. Does anyone know what this controls? Is this just for the fridge or does it have any bearing on the propane heater located inside?
2. The trailer didn't come with a battery (side note: any recommendations on the type of battery I should use?), so I don't have any 12v power. However, I hooked it up to a an external electrical source -- but despite this the propane heater still doesn't work. The fan kicks on, I hear some clicking like something's trying to light, but no heat is soming out. I read on one forum thread that you need both 12v (I'm assuming this means battery) and propane for the heater to work. Is this accurate? Or should it be working with my external (non-battery) electical hook-up?
3. Lastly, there is a on/off toggle swtich above the fuse box / inverter -- for the life of me I can't figure out what it does. Since I don't have a battery hooked up -- I'm wondering if it is an emergency shut off for the 12v power. Does this seem correct?
Any help or answers to these questions would be greatly appreciated. Structurally the trailer seems to be in great shape, and the canvas is in like new condition -- but I'm questioning the wisdom of my decision in buying something that I literally know nothing about ... but if I get these things figured out and get the kids out of the city for a few weekends at the coast or in the mountains I will be ... one happy camper (pun intented
Thanks in advance for helping out a novice!