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Old 06-15-2014, 02:41 PM   #1
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Newbie with 3 questions -- -please help

Owner of new Freedom 1950 and I have few questions that I can't seem to get answered from the owner's manual.

1) I am a bit confused about the power supply. Is it possible to connect the trailer to a power supply at my house? The 30 amp power cord that was supplied does not look like it would connect to my house. If I can though, will that recharge the battery? The pup has a converter.

2) Can I operate an appliance or the heated mattress through an an board power outlet if I am dry camping, that is I am operating off the battery and propane and not connected to any shore power?

3) When I connect the 7 prong pig tail to my tow vehicle, will that charge the camper battery?
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:55 PM   #2
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Hello troutstalker

1) You need an adapter plug (and yes, it should charge battery)


2) Not sure about the answer to this question

3) No, I do not think it actually charges your tt battery when plugged in to your tv

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Old 06-15-2014, 02:59 PM   #3
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Owner of new Freedom 1950 and I have few questions that I can't seem to get answered from the owner's manual.

1) I am a bit confused about the power supply. Is it possible to connect the trailer to a power supply at my house? The 30 amp power cord that was supplied does not look like it would connect to my house. If I can though, will that recharge the battery? The pup has a converter.

You need an adapter like the following:
30 Amp RV Female to 15 Amp Male Adapter - Furrion I3115AD-RB - Electrical Adapters - Camping World

2) Can I operate an appliance or the heated mattress through an an board power outlet if I am dry camping, that is I am operating off the battery and propane and not connected to any shore power?

To do this you would need and inverter. Not sure if you have one would depend on unit you have. Probably not. The 120v outlets will usually only work when connected to shore power or while using a generator.

3) When I connect the 7 prong pig tail to my tow vehicle, will that charge the camper battery?[/QUOTE]

Not sure hopefully someone else can help with this question.
Good Luck!!
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:10 PM   #4
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1. Yes. You can plug into your house regular outlet if you get the adapter. Walmart has em for around 5 dollars. All three of my TTs came with one. And yes it will charge battery but not as good as a good battery charger.

2. No. You can not use any 120v appliances if not plugged into ac power somehow. (Except those with propane option ie, water heater, frig) and unless you have inverter with plenty battery or huge solar system.

3. Yes. Towing with 7 pin connected will charge battery, but again, not as good as a charger.

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1. Yes, you need a 30a to 15a adapter, plugged into a regular household outlet you can do anything you wish except run the AC. Your converter will charge the battery.

2. Yes, with an inverter you can, you'll need to mindful of your power consumption though. But otherwise the outlets are dead when not connected to shore power.

3. This is sticky. Most every trailer with a seven pin connector has a power lead that charges the trailer battery but not every tow vehicle is fully set up to charge. GM trucks for example often had the trailer charging fuse missing or the wire was left off the post and had to be connected. The wiring typically is there though.
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:17 PM   #6
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Folks, thanks so much for the quick responses. Very very helpful. I will have to check if my Nissan Frontier wiring is set to charge. I just had the wiring and tow kit installed at a Rack N Road… thanks much.
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Good luck and we'd all love to hear back from you after you spend some time in the pup. Let us know.

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Old 06-15-2014, 03:35 PM   #8
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Here's a cheaper version and better version of the 15-30 amp adapters.

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A quick follow up question -- Is there a simple answer to how long it will take to bring the battery back up to charge when plugged into shore power at the house -- understanding that it not the best way to recharge. I will get a trickle charger to use when I return from maiden voyage, but for now am wondering how much of a charge I will get by hooking the TT to shore power at home?

thanks again for all the great help everyone
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A quick follow up question -- Is there a simple answer to how long it will take to bring the battery back up to charge when plugged into shore power at the house --
The quick answer would be - it depends...

But plugging in overnight will certainly get you a full charge in most cases. The factory converters aren't top of the line chargers, but for the most part, its fine to use that to charge your batteries. The big thing in prolonging life and maximizing the charge capacity is to not run it completely dead. Always disconnect or isolate the battery when storing the trailer or if not plugged in for extended periods.
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