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Old 07-04-2016, 04:28 PM   #1
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Does battery power 110/120 v outlets?

We just bought a 228BHSF PUP. My dealer said that they battery will power the entire camper, including the 110/120v outlets? Does the camper have an inverter? I am skeptical.
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Old 07-04-2016, 04:35 PM   #2
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I have a Windjammer, my 12 volt only powers, lights, slides, jacks and while running on propane its needed for the fridge and hot water. And of course it also provides power to the 12 volt water pump. No outlets are powered by my 12 volt.
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Old 07-04-2016, 04:41 PM   #3
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Sounds like you had a great sales person if they made you believe that battery powers everything
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Old 07-04-2016, 04:41 PM   #4
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If they didn't show you the inverter, I'd bet that it doesn't have one.

If you're pretty close to the dealer I'd take it back by there and ask them to show it to me and show me how to use it..
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Old 07-04-2016, 04:49 PM   #5
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Never seen an inverter in a PUP from factory.
Rule #1. Do not trust the salesperson.
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If the salesman told you that call him on it in front of the manager of the lot.

It works as described or it's free.
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Old 07-04-2016, 04:56 PM   #7
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Thanks for the quick feedback. This is a great community.

I just dragged out the camper and tried it myself. Yep, does not work. I assumed at the time that this was too good to be true, but it is a little frustrating.

We just sold out 1992 Coleman Pioneer Newport, so it's been awhile since we shopped around for campers. When I inquired about a built-in DC to AC inverter and the guy nodded, I was thrilled. However, I'm not angry.

I have sleep apnea, so the idea of being able to use the built-in battery to power my CPAP sounded really good. However, I've made due for years with my own battery dedicated solely to the CPAP. Just bought a Honda EU2000i generator that can recharge the battery in a few hours. Thanks again for the replies brothers.
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Old 07-04-2016, 05:31 PM   #8
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So, your new RV has 120v duplexes and when you energize the trailer they are not powered.
What is the purpose, does it require a converter not supplied with your unit?
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Old 07-04-2016, 05:36 PM   #9
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You do use a battery charger to charge the batts , not the converter . Converter is way slow !
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Thanks for the quick feedback. This is a great community.

I just dragged out the camper and tried it myself. Yep, does not work. I assumed at the time that this was too good to be true, but it is a little frustrating.

We just sold out 1992 Coleman Pioneer Newport, so it's been awhile since we shopped around for campers. When I inquired about a built-in DC to AC inverter and the guy nodded, I was thrilled. However, I'm not angry.

I have sleep apnea, so the idea of being able to use the built-in battery to power my CPAP sounded really good. However, I've made due for years with my own battery dedicated solely to the CPAP. Just bought a Honda EU2000i generator that can recharge the battery in a few hours. Thanks again for the replies brothers.
I'm assuming you're doing a lot of boondocking? We had the Rockwood version of that trailer at one time. We enjoyed it.
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