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Old 07-03-2012, 07:09 AM   #11
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Just asking a question but how else was you expecting them to work if not plugged in to a 110v source?
Like JP said, it's not as cut and dry as that.

Not everyone knows how inversion and conversion work so they might just figure they have a battery=>battery stores electricity=>camper has stored electricity. Add to that working lights and some other 12VDC features to throw you off and one who is not familiar with the workings of AC/DC current is a mix that brings these questions out.

I work through these things with people all the time. I used to teach my mechanic buddies at nuclear power school how electricity works. Mind you, these are people were incredibly intelligent (they passed the test to get into nuclear power training), just had a hard time working with an energy they could not touch or see. Electricity is tricky and mysterious to those who don't understand it.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:32 AM   #12
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Without sounding harsh and I'm not trying to be but I don't buy it.
Dealer first of all should have explained all of this.
Even though the owners manual isn't great it still explains shore power is needed for 110v items.

Common sense goes along way.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:03 AM   #13
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Without sounding harsh and I'm not trying to be but I don't buy it.
Dealer first of all should have explained all of this.
Even though the owners manual isn't great it still explains shore power is needed for 110v items.
Common sense goes along way.
Lighten up. Common sense comes with experience. There most likely was
a time when you didn't know how the systems of an RV worked either.
Maybe you can't remember back that far
Folks come here all the time for information. That's what we give as much
as possible.

Way back in the day my folks had various little trailers. Some had gas
lights on the walls. Some had both 12v and 120v bulbs in the same
light fixture. There were dual switches and you turned on whichever bulb
you needed at the time.
Times have changed now and most trailers lighting is 12v but now I'm
wondering about the newest biggest ones?? Do some of the big guys
have 120v lighting today?

There are no "dumb" questions here. Just newbies and oldies all mixing
and talking about RVing
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:11 AM   #14
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Lighten up. Common sense comes with experience. There most likely was
a time when you didn't know how the systems of an RV worked either.
Maybe you can't remember back that far
Folks come here all the time for information. That's what we give as much
as possible.

Way back in the day my folks had various little trailers. Some had gas
lights on the walls. Some had both 12v and 120v bulbs in the same
light fixture. There were dual switches and you turned on whichever bulb
you needed at the time.
Times have changed now and most trailers lighting is 12v but now I'm
wondering about the newest biggest ones?? Do some of the big guys
have 120v lighting today?

There are no "dumb" questions here. Just newbies and oldies all mixing
and talking about RVing
Wasn't trying to discount op's knowledge.
I apologise if it was taken as such.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:01 PM   #15
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Without sounding harsh and I'm not trying to be but I don't buy it.
Dealer first of all should have explained all of this.
Even though the owners manual isn't great it still explains shore power is needed for 110v items.

Common sense goes along way.
This was the problem, dealer didn't explain a lot to me. I had a very bad experience with this being my first RV and from the place I bought it from. The owners manual for this was also not very helpful. Definitely a lesson learned on my part.

Good thing I didn't go for a Class A as my first RV
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:43 PM   #16
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My dealer was very good to deal with...however, I was able to teach them how to properly set up my camper. They absolutely did not know. So, even the pros have trouble from time to time.
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