Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-13-2014, 08:39 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 25
First attempt at pop-up camping!

I just bought a 2007 Flagstaff 227 popup....my first trip is in a week (very excited). The trailer did not come with an owners manual so when I come across things I've usually been able to get the answers for this sight. Can anyone tell me if the interior lights are suppose to work, after unplugging from the truck and before plugging into the 120v?
__________________

__________________
Vicfut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 08:44 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Dennis and Julie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Williston ND
Posts: 305
Yes if you have a good battery.
__________________

__________________
Dennis and Julie
2012 Flagstaff 30WFKSS
2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
2012 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
Dennis and Julie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 08:45 AM   #3
ARLO
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: N Chili, NY
Posts: 557
Is your battery not charging? Test the battery voltage and 12v output from the converter with a volt meter. You should be getting qabout 13.2 volts.
__________________
rlocicero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 08:58 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Richmond, KY
Posts: 206
I had one of these. Great popups!
__________________
whitmw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 09:06 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 25
I took the battery down to the auto shop and they tested it out, saying it was fine. I have a three way converter for the fridge but I have not checked it out yet....a little scared of propane! I checked the fuses and they were fine. Everything works when plugged to the house. I just can't get the sealing lights to turn on when not plugged into house power.
__________________
Vicfut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 09:25 AM   #6
Done with this
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: KY
Posts: 698
Our pop up had a micro switch so when the top was down, the lights wouldn't work and overheat causing a fire risk. Maybe that micro switch is bent or stuck? It is on the rail somewhere so the top will hit the switch when down...
__________________

I'm a little too truthful, I guess.
Y'all have fun in "Fantasy Land".
4mula1fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 09:27 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
RSchleder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,277
The frig may work as a 3 way item, however, that's just the frig design. The converter does 2 things in an rv, it coverts 120V AC to 12V DC ( which runs your 12V items when not plugged into 120V) and charges your battery/batteries. Your lights, when not plugged into 120V, get their 12V's from the battery which runs through the converter for distribution. So when you trouble shoot your ceiling lights, or any other lights for that mater, don't be concerned as the propane system is not involved. The above suggestions are the way to determine what's going on. If you don't have an volt/ohm meter, you can buy one at a reasonable price from any Auto store, Good luck!
__________________
Days camping (2016)----181 days
Days camping (2017) --- 82 days
2016 Wildcat MAXX 28RKX (33' TT), 2007 13' Scamp
2015 Ram Laramie Hemi, w/air suspension
30 years RV'ing
12 different RV's
RSchleder is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 09:40 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4mula1fan View Post
Our pop up had a micro switch so when the top was down, the lights wouldn't work and overheat causing a fire risk. Maybe that micro switch is bent or stuck? It is on the rail somewhere so the top will hit the switch when down...

I know I have a switch that is located under the sink/stove area so that when I lift it into place it holds the red button down.....is that one in the same?
__________________
Vicfut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 09:45 AM   #9
Done with this
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: KY
Posts: 698
Not sure, but it could be worth a look. Our pop up was a high wall so it could be the same switch.
__________________

I'm a little too truthful, I guess.
Y'all have fun in "Fantasy Land".
4mula1fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2014, 09:47 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 25
Thanks everyone.....I'm sure I will be coming back often. HAPPY CAMPING
__________________

__________________
Vicfut is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
camping

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:12 PM.